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Free speech issue...
#11
RE: Free speech issue...
(December 4, 2017 at 2:34 am)Losty Wrote:
(December 4, 2017 at 2:06 am)ƵenKlassen Wrote:  Also, I read "The Prime Directive" rule and haven't seen a single rule on there that I have broken...

“ Posts which are comprised of outrageous misrepresentations of events within the public record will be considered as trolling.”

Yes you have

 I didn't misrepresent the Sandy Hook shooting. All I did was present my theory on how it MIGHT not have happened and may be just
 propaganda orchestrated by liberals in order to push gun control...
#12
RE: Free speech issue...
OP, you know what conspiracy theorists and the religious have in common?

They all cry persecution when we don't believe their favourite fairy tale.

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#13
RE: Free speech issue...
Freedom of speech means, constitutionally, that no branch of government can throw your ass in jail for saying what is on your mind unless you are trying to foment a riot and have the means to actually cause such a riot to happen.

It does not mean that you get to run your mouth without consequence.  If you think that when you get a job that you can tell your boss that he/she is a fucking asshole without ramifications you are going to be disappointed.

Also, and I imagine this will be harder for you, it also does not mean that anyone is going to take you serious when you start pulling nutty shit out of your ass.  It also does not mean that anyone has to listen to you.

That said, I do not agree with the decision to close the thread, not that anyone asked for my opinion.  Sheer batshit stupidity like you were putting forward needs to be confronted and condemned.  How else will you learn?
#14
RE: Free speech issue...
(December 4, 2017 at 3:04 am)Minimalist Wrote: Freedom of speech means, constitutionally, that no branch of government can throw your ass in jail for saying what is on your mind unless you are trying to foment a riot and have the means to actually cause such a riot to happen.

It does not mean that you get to run your mouth without consequence.  If you think that when you get a job that you can tell your boss that he/she is a fucking asshole without ramifications you are going to be disappointed.

Also, and I imagine this will be harder for you, it also does not mean that anyone is going to take you serious when you start pulling nutty shit out of your ass.  It also does not mean that anyone has to listen to you.

That said, I do not agree with the decision to close the thread, not that anyone asked for my opinion.  Sheer batshit stupidity like you were putting forward needs to be confronted and condemned.  How else will you learn?

 I didn't say that y'all had to listen to me or take me serious. I said that I think I have the right to an opinion as
 long as I'm not breaking any rules or laws...

 Also, I'm not dumb enough to insult my boss like that.

 I think censorship is illogical...

(December 4, 2017 at 1:34 am)Rev. Rye Wrote: I'm not sure if deleting it wholesale was the best option, but, really, there was no point in keeping it open if he was just going to say "why don't we have footage of Adam Lanza entering Sandy Hook, so it could have been staged" and then weasel his way out of it when we told him, well:




 Well, I wanted proof, not ad hominem fest and "the mainstream media said so".
#15
RE: Free speech issue...
(December 4, 2017 at 3:11 am)ƵenKlassen Wrote:  Well, I wanted proof, not ad hominem fest and "the mainstream media said so".

Why the bold font? Serious question.
It's amazing 'science' always seems to 'find' whatever it is funded for, and never the oppsite. Drich.
#16
RE: Free speech issue...
ZK, you have every right to express whatever deluded opinions you hold. However, this website is a private concern, not a public forum for lunacy. The upshot of this is that the owners of this site have the option of deleting whatever posts/threads they like without violating your rights. 

The technical term for what you're feeling right now is 'butt hurt'. 

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
#17
RE: Free speech issue...
(December 4, 2017 at 1:01 am)ƵenKlassen Wrote: So... I guess the lesson I learned is: "If you have an opinion, then make sure you have the right opinion."





I mean, what happened to the freedom of speech, and why am I getting censored for having an
unpopular opinion?

And if you don't know what I'm talking about, then let me explain...

I had my post "Did the Sandy Hook shooting really happen?" deleted because I have an unpopular opinion,
so if everyone else is entitled to their opinions, then why not me too?

Free speech only refers to the GOVERNMENT not arresting you for having bullshit claims and spewing them. THIS however is a PRIVATE forum and we value FACTS, not bullshit conspiracies. I am sure if one wants to believe in vampires they can find plenty of vampire websites. But that does not make vampires real.

Sandy Hook HAPPENED, just like George Washington Existed, just like gravity is a fact. 

If you dont value facts, that is on you, but we are not obligated to roll over in response to BULLSHIT.
#18
RE: Free speech issue...
I think if someone really believes that Sandy Hook did not happen, how about you go personally and tell the folks of Sandy Hook that, or at least take then tiniest bit of responsibility and do some research of your own. ?

People need to be held responsible for crap they post, even if they have the right to say it.
'Those who ask a lot of questions may seem stupid, but those who don't ask questions stay stupid'
#19
RE: Free speech issue...
(December 4, 2017 at 1:01 am)ƵenKlassen Wrote: So... I guess the lesson I learned is: "If you have an opinion, then make sure you have the right opinion."





I mean, what happened to the freedom of speech, and why am I getting censored for having an
unpopular opinion?

And if you don't know what I'm talking about, then let me explain...

I had my post "Did the Sandy Hook shooting really happen?" deleted because I have an unpopular opinion,
so if everyone else is entitled to their opinions, then why not me too?

Don't think of Atheist Forums as a free speech zone. Think of it as a neighborhood pub. There are rules. If you get mouthy and start talking shit they ask you politely to pipe down. If you keep it up the bouncer throws your ass out.
God thinks it's fun to confuse primates. Larsen's God!






#20
RE: Free speech issue...
(December 4, 2017 at 3:11 am)ƵenKlassen Wrote: I didn't say that y'all had to listen to me or take me serious. I said that I think I have the right to an opinion as long as I'm not breaking any rules or laws...

Great, so we agree. So where's the problem?
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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