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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I don't comment, and I don't report.  And I doubt that either one of us who befriend anyone who did that.  From an early age I was taught to be respectful of every religion and sect thereof.  Lebanon, where I was born has 18 religions represented in their  Parliament.  

My mother was Catholic and my father was Greek Orthodox.  They had friends among all 18 religions, and my Russian father negotiated oil leases all over the Middle East, and also worked to help build the new state of Israel.  That in itself is a testament to how trusted and well regarded my father was.  A

Apr 04, 2016 06:20 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Religion is so personal, an individual choice. I have been a student of the nature of spirituality for 40+ years, and 2 things are for sure: There are good and bad in every faith. And there will never be just one path. Most people are clueless and some are sadly pathetic. Overlook with compassion and stay your own course. That's all I got! ;)

Apr 04, 2016 06:48 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Bob, On Facebook I'd evaluate if I even want to be associated with them at all.  On AR I wouldn't hesitate to click the Report button.  It's a clear violation of AR terms. 

And perhaps I don't agree with this video :)

Apr 04, 2016 10:59 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I chuckle and remember a line I once heard "Arguing over religion is like arguing over who's imaginary friend is better."  I don't report or confront.

Unless it's a religion who is trying to exterminate infidels through a jihad.  Respect me = I respect you and your religion.  Want to kill me = lock & load.

Apr 04, 2016 08:41 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Insult is a strong word indicating a personal attack. I would better be able to answer this when the situation presents itself at that time

Apr 04, 2016 08:04 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

That is VERY telling of that persons character.  I feel it is absolutely inapproprate to insult anybody's anything! I echo what John Meussner said. 

Apr 04, 2016 07:46 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Feel- sad because our world is so volitile and we could be so much better, happier and kinder. I don't report or confront. 

Apr 04, 2016 06:46 AM
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

I feel sorry for them.  I don't report, I don't confront.  I say a quick prayer for them, and let them carry on while I carry on myself.  

Apr 04, 2016 05:16 AM
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

I find it unacceptable that we cannot honor the first amendment.   Do you know why IT was first ?   That's what the early settlers were escaping from in their home countries; the control of religion !

Part of Freedom of Religion is allowing others to practice theirs and them allowing YOU to practice yours, whether you agree or disagree with how or when or where they do it.

Apr 04, 2016 12:56 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I would leave it alone. I try to keep in mind there are may perspectives in addition to my own, religious and political

Apr 04, 2016 08:07 AM
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Religion is personal. I feel, The person insulting is lashing out and I don't think getting into an online argument is good for either party.   I wouldn't respond on social media.

Apr 04, 2016 07:19 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not have such friends who are rude in any way( there is a delete option for those or block). 

Apr 04, 2016 05:17 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

1st, this behavior is inappropriate and unacceptable

2nd, never have been faced with it, but would not report it, nor confront. If the person being targeted does not take the defensive action provided them, their loss even when they have been taught to turn the other cheek.

Apr 04, 2016 05:16 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Let it be.

Apr 04, 2016 05:07 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

How do I feel?

Disappointed that someone I know (friend) is making themselves look small and simple. 

Many times if someone exposes their belief I will respond and squeeze a little. A why? or two. That may or may not be considered 'insulting' by others.

 I definitely do not report. That would be small of me.

I may private message to squeeze off channel.

Apr 04, 2016 05:04 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Religion, politics, etc. are individual choices and insults are not appropriate, ever.

Apr 04, 2016 04:56 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

No one should bash someone due to religion.    I have unfriended, or stop following.

Apr 05, 2016 11:30 PM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Have not seen it here on ActiveRain (thankfully). If I see something insulting or over the top on Facebook, they are UNfriended as I do not want to be associated with such behavior.

Apr 05, 2016 01:11 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

People can be closed-minded out of ignorance and fear, and others are blowhards who feel like *everyone* MUST be subjected to their opinions. I am lucky to have only a couple friends on FB like this, and when they start ranting I scroll past. They aren't going to be swayed in their opinions because they are confronted. If it was on AR, it would be a case-by-case basis whether or not I would report.

Apr 04, 2016 10:52 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I've not really seen this. And if I do, I will quickly unfriend them. I see more people being offensive in proclaiming their political beliefs and those people will get moved to a non-notification status of updates if they do it too often. (I actually did that to one of my oldest friends and sorority sisters; just couldn't take her rants on politics.)

Apr 04, 2016 10:23 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I don't comment nor do I report. It is between them and their maker. Life will certainly repay.

Apr 04, 2016 07:33 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

My friends don't do that. But people show up on FB that are friends of friends' friends, and I do occasionally see some insulting posts. FB's new dislike button is there to indicate displeasure. I don't confront or give it any attention.

Apr 04, 2016 06:56 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Bob. I did confront a person on AR, it is not something I would leave to anyone to handle.

Apr 04, 2016 05:44 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Bob Crane - I do feel bad - and move on. Of course, the negative impression about the person who is insulting someone else will remain on my mind.

Apr 04, 2016 04:39 PM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

I would reread the post and see if you jumped to the wrong conclusion.  So many times the written word can be miscontrued.  Everyone here can defend themselves, so attacking someone for a comment they made to someone else may not be appropriate. A well written response may be appropriate and show them the proper way in which to communicate their perspective.  We all don't have to agree on things, but we should be respectful; regardless of whether the other party was respectful. Do not bring yourself to their level of ignorance.

Apr 04, 2016 04:23 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

This can not be tolerated and Bob Stewart must be contacted.

Apr 04, 2016 01:54 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I turn away from it. 

Apr 04, 2016 01:05 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Only once have I found a blog in such bad taste that I felt a need to both reach out to the person and report.  Sadly it feel under the "freedom of speech" even if it makes you an insensative a$$hat. The blog post is still up today and I no longer follow, or interact with that person at all.

Apr 04, 2016 12:41 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I ignore it, don't report and definitely don't comment. No reason to become involved.

Apr 04, 2016 12:35 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

My opinion of them is diminished. 

Apr 04, 2016 12:25 PM
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

I'm immune to insults. Seriously.

Apr 04, 2016 11:40 AM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Eh.  I don't take it personal either way.  We're all just trying to fight our way out of this giant paper bag.  

Apr 04, 2016 10:35 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

I am fortunate that either I don't have friends/associates that do that or I haven't been on AR when that happens. Politics and religion are two things that are personal and I try to stay away from in a public forum.

Apr 04, 2016 10:19 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I ignore it. Commenting on it just attracts attention to the person which is usually why people post confrontaional type posts. They hate it when everyone ignores them.

Apr 04, 2016 09:51 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Not the place to do it.  Uncall for in either place or at all.

Apr 04, 2016 09:24 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I feel it is rude and definitely an awkward situation.  I would not report it, because it might only be insulting to me, and others may be ok with it, or may agree with it.  I feel with so many different religions today, that people need to adopt that 'live and let live' policy.  If they are trying to be funny, others are not taking it that way, and if they do not know or understand that particular religion, then they need to educate themselves on it Bob Crane

Apr 04, 2016 09:16 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I would report it here on AR. FB just let it go or block that person.

Apr 04, 2016 08:47 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sounds like they are not really a friend, bu tthey have the righ to their opinion

Apr 04, 2016 07:56 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I haven't seen it so far.

Apr 04, 2016 07:55 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

To tolerant of others.

Apr 04, 2016 05:50 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Generally it is the less informed trying to act intelligently and not doing very well!

Apr 04, 2016 05:36 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I can't say I feel anything about it, but I think it's unfortunate when someone feels the need to do that.  Tacky.

Apr 04, 2016 05:27 AM