Quote from: jcribb16 on June 13, 2012, 07:40:51 pm
"Superstitious goat-herders?" Careful now, you are getting personal with calling names of believers. There's no need for that.
Back when the various chapters of the various versions of the bible were being cobbled-together, people were goat-herders and very superstitious so, that's not actually "name-calling" inasmuch as it's accurately-descriptive.
Quote from: jcribb16 on June 13, 2012, 07:40:51 pm:
"They are both amusing and sad attempts to mock and belittle believers, but to no avail. But, many believers know you enjoy posting them anyway, so knock yourself out doing so."
Quote from: falcon9:
The ad hominems presented in lieu of evidence to support such specious claims imply desparation. Why be so concerned if nothing can be said to sway a blind faith?
I'm not concerned for me, and for a few others to try and be swayed from our faith in God. It's newbie posters and/or newbie believers who come in wanting to share their beliefs, views (in the Religious Debate threads,) and/or Bible verses (in the Off Topic threads) that are knocked for a loop when you make your same ole, same ole comments ...
When you proselytizers/envangelists/bible-thumpers come up with xome new material, the responses may vary. Why should others go out of their way to vary responses when what's being responded to remains monotously the same?
Some do not know how to take that kind of sarcasm and "beating" and it's unfair when they feel cautious about entering any religious thread, because they learn you are waiting for someone to comment so you can pounce. It's unfair it's done to a point that many leave FC because they feel mocked and belittled when they just wanted to post like everyone else to earn a bonus.
Well, that's life. Since FC is neither
some exclusive xtian or non-believer 'countryclub', (nor a place for unchallenged religious pronouncements, evangelizing/proselytizing/bible-thumping), it remains optional for members to read or post on the forums.
There are many other threads they can post in, this is true, but when their lives are centered around God, and they want to share with other believers, those are the type threads they automatically gravitate to.
That's nice. So, when someone else does not share such superstitious beliefs and posts in challenge/opposition/refutation, that's not okay because it's a one-way street to religious fundamentalists? Pfft.
Little do they know what's waiting for them - that's the concern I'm speaking of. Debate threads on religion are different - enter at your own risk, I agree.
It remains the option of new and old members alike to read a forum's threads before just jumping right in with specious nonsense. Especially in the d+d subforum of Off Topic.
Bible verse threads in Off Topic are not enter at your own risk and posters shouldn't have to feel cautious to enter those or avoid the very ones they would enjoy posting in.
Off topic threads do occasionally get moved by the FC moderators to the Debate & Discuss subforum
of teh Off Topic forum. This should be a large hint that d+d is connected to Off Topic by way of being a subforum of that forum. "Off topic" means that forum is a catch-all for anything not applicable to other topic-specific forums, (although those are often 'spammed' by completley out of context religious remarks). The Off Topic forum is not some sort of sanctuary or, 'safe haven' for xtian bible-thumpers/evangelists/proselytizers. Anyone who wishes to post in these forums may do so within the FC TOS and posting policies, (not some arbitrary xtian-strictures).