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Discussion, not Provocation
#41
RE: Discussion, not Provocation
(November 1, 2017 at 3:34 pm)Losty Wrote:
(November 1, 2017 at 3:27 pm)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: “Muslims drink Human Feces” by AtlasS33
“Stupid Christians”  by It_was_me
“Believing in Dieties is a form of Psychosis” by CeruleanNight
“Xhristards Just Keep Getting Dumber and Dumber” &  “Fucking Cops Volume II”  by Minimalist (just to name 2)
“Damned Christians” by Lutrinae

Nobody saw the need for a rule until the shoe was on the other foot. Maybe we can talk about false equivocation the next time someone brings up "white supremacy"

Actually we've been discussing this rule for some time. Your recent behavior was not the reason for our new rule. But I'm glad you can see that you're just as bad as them.

I did it for a purpose and have made my point. My only hope is that people will recognize the blatant hypocrisy. We shall see.
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#42
RE: Discussion, not Provocation
Incidentally, I'm going to go ahead and sticky this, as it's important information especially for new members.
At the age of five, Skagra decided emphatically that God did not exist.  This revelation tends to make most people in the universe who have it react in one of two ways - with relief or with despair.  Only Skagra responded to it by thinking, 'Wait a second.  That means there's a situation vacant.'
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#43
RE: Discussion, not Provocation
(November 1, 2017 at 3:44 pm)Catholic_Lady Wrote: I think you guys are doing the right thing.

VOTE: lynch Catholic_Lady
At the age of five, Skagra decided emphatically that God did not exist.  This revelation tends to make most people in the universe who have it react in one of two ways - with relief or with despair.  Only Skagra responded to it by thinking, 'Wait a second.  That means there's a situation vacant.'
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#44
RE: Discussion, not Provocation
(November 1, 2017 at 3:44 pm)Neo-Scholastic Wrote:
(November 1, 2017 at 3:34 pm)Losty Wrote: Actually we've been discussing this rule for some time. Your recent behavior was not the reason for our new rule. But I'm glad you can see that you're just as bad as them.

I did it for a purpose and have made my point. My only hope is that people will recognize the blatant hypocrisy. We shall see.

Blatant hypocrisy by whom? That's what I want to know. I've seen you an CL making accusations of hypocrisy but it seems like apart from a small group everyone is fed up with this from both sides. Religious or atheist, liberal or conservative, I know for me at least I'm tired of seeing the forum be nothing but trolling and flaming. We used to have real discussions and a much friendlier atmosphere and I'm ready to see that again.
(August 21, 2017 at 11:31 pm)KevinM1 Wrote: "I'm not a troll"
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#45
RE: Discussion, not Provocation
(November 1, 2017 at 3:51 pm)Losty Wrote:
(November 1, 2017 at 3:44 pm)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: I did it for a purpose and have made my point. My only hope is that people will recognize the blatant hypocrisy. We shall see.

Blatant hypocrisy by whom?

Me. I'm clearly an evil atheist. Wink
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#46
RE: Discussion, not Provocation
(November 1, 2017 at 3:44 pm)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: My only hope is that people will recognize the blatant hypocrisy. We shall see.

Well, we've always got you to point it out to us.
At the age of five, Skagra decided emphatically that God did not exist.  This revelation tends to make most people in the universe who have it react in one of two ways - with relief or with despair.  Only Skagra responded to it by thinking, 'Wait a second.  That means there's a situation vacant.'
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#47
RE: Discussion, not Provocation
To be honest, one of the main reasons I have given up on discussing religious-related topics productively is due to the fact that as soon as I come in swinging with my strong atheist logic, the other person stops responding to me. The discussion cannot continue if I'm ignored. Unless, the other person ending the conversation with me, is conceding that I won the debate. That's a win I can accept. Wink
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#48
RE: Discussion, not Provocation
(November 1, 2017 at 3:51 pm)Losty Wrote:
(November 1, 2017 at 3:44 pm)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: I did it for a purpose and have made my point. My only hope is that people will recognize the blatant hypocrisy. We shall see.

Blatant hypocrisy by whom? That's what I want to know. I've seen you an CL making accusations of hypocrisy but it seems like apart from a small group everyone is fed up with this from both sides. Religious or atheist, liberal or conservative, I know for me at least I'm tired of seeing the forum be nothing but trolling and flaming. We used to have real discussions and a much friendlier atmosphere and I'm ready to see that again.

Me too. I'm glad for the new rule. It stopped being fun after Trump. But I would invite you to look at who is flaming and trolling instead of encouraging debate and discussion. We social conservatives would like to be able to have a conversation without being accused at every turn by false charges. Here is how it really plays out:

The unborn are human beings? Misogynist.
Gender Dysphoria is a medical issue? Bigot.
Religious artists shouldn't be compelled to create? Homophobe.
Personal choices and culture play a part in individual success? Racist.
Immigration laws should be enforced? xenophobe
Trump Supporter? White supremacist. KKK, etc.

Maybe if more of these so-called moderates who say they want civil discussions wouldn't stay silent and defend their fellow forum members while these sorts of accusations are flying our way, we would be a little less bitter.
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#49
RE: Discussion, not Provocation
(November 1, 2017 at 3:56 pm)Cyberman Wrote:
(November 1, 2017 at 3:51 pm)Losty Wrote: My only hope is that people will recognize the blatant hypocrisy. We shall see.

Well, we've always got you to point it out to us.

I did not say that, Mr. Quote Fixer Tongue
(August 21, 2017 at 11:31 pm)KevinM1 Wrote: "I'm not a troll"
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Hammy Wrote:and we also have a sheep on our bed underneath as well
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#50
RE: Discussion, not Provocation
(November 1, 2017 at 3:44 pm)Neo-Scholastic Wrote:
(November 1, 2017 at 3:34 pm)Losty Wrote: Actually we've been discussing this rule for some time. Your recent behavior was not the reason for our new rule. But I'm glad you can see that you're just as bad as them.

I did it for a purpose and have made my point. My only hope is that people will recognize the blatant hypocrisy. We shall see.

Shit posting is not making a point.  People brought up legitimate talking points in your last two threads and you essentially ignored them in favor of name calling.  How is refusing to discuss your own OP with people, 'making a point'?  You basically just admitted you have NO interest in actually talking to anyone or making any points at all; you just want to drop a controversial story as a 'nah-nah-boo-boo,' and then move on to the next one.  Isn't that trolling?!

Edit: I'm sorry; I didn't realize sarcastic trolling doesn't count. 🤔
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Wiser words were never spoken. 
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