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Who should be posting?

  1. a49eracct profile image60
    a49eracctposted 4 years ago

    I know there are trolls out there, and that's fine. My question however, is something quite different. It is one thing to ask questions and offer information on religion and philosophy, but another to offer nothing of significance to a forum.
    Should the non-religious be able to leave insignificant comments on this forum topic?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Who defines what is and is not insignificant? And why does the question not also apply to the religious? And the agnostic? And those who are just passing by? smile

      1. a49eracct profile image60
        a49eracctposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Good point! I'm really just venting about the people who just get on a forum to say something (usually off topic). I'm open to discussion and the like, but when people start saying things for the sake of having the last word it is quite degrading to those who have actual interest. Does that make more sense? hmm

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
          Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Welcome to the world of online forums smile

          1. a49eracct profile image60
            a49eracctposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Haha, thank you. I may have to exit them because the backlash is too much for me. I'm not used to people insulting me/my education...besides, my education isn't done(school wise). And learning never ceases!

            1. paradigmsearch profile image87
              paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              So far, so good. Nary a worm in sight. big_smile

              As far as forums go, I think HP's is one of the best. There are some real nightmares out there in comparison.

              However, it does seem to be the nature of our species to over-remember that one toxic-personality out of a 100 that is inevitably out there no matter where one goes. Don't worry, it will pass. smile

          2. schoolgirlforreal profile image76
            schoolgirlforrealposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            wink lol

    2. AshtonFirefly profile image83
      AshtonFireflyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Your comment seems to make a lot of assumptions about who is non-religious and what is significant to a discussion. Trolling is one thing...attempting to contribute a conflicting opinion is another. And what was ever wrong with the latter? Healthy discussion and debate is good, as long as people make intelligent contribution and don't just blast off at people without thinking.
      Why can't someone who is "non-religious" post on this forum? What makes that trolling? Perhaps they are just expressing opinions as much as the "religious" are?
      As for the real "trollers," to be honest I see more religious ones than non-religious ones.
      I can say that without bias because I am what you would probably call "religious," or at least, a Believer.
      Just my two cents. Or half a cent. Or whatever it's worth...

      1. a49eracct profile image60
        a49eracctposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        What you are talking about is the same as me (I'm just too shy to be so honest about it!)
        I feel that the people who go on just to insult someone is the one leaving "insignificant" posts. Religion/non religion isn't really the issue. My dad is an atheist, but he talks about religion without degrading me or saying things that don't pertain the subject.

    3. Niteriter profile image80
      Niteriterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'd appreciate it if you would tell me what a troll is. I don't want to run around mending my ways unnecessarily.

      1. a49eracct profile image60
        a49eracctposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Someone who doesn't want to discuss the subject. They just want to make people angry by posting their opinion. They like to change the discussion to something it wasn't meant to be...I guess really I would say they just like to "make waves".

        1. Niteriter profile image80
          Niteriterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Okay, that makes me happy; I hate changing my ways!

          Anyway, don't exit the forums like you mentioned earlier. I have often found that the feistiest of brawlers have in time become good friends. And never, never, never, become offended by the antics of Cagsil. (Hi Cags! It's just that I can't resist sometimes.) He'll come to your aid in the most surprising moments and you'll love him from then on. And there are many others like him.

          But don't trust me. No sir! I'm a troll at heart!

  2. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    And btw, I like your http://a49eracct.hubpages.com/hub/Intro … Life-Sense (Life Sense) series.

    1. a49eracct profile image60
      a49eracctposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks,
      It's not much- but I think sometimes stuff like that gets "passed by". wink

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago

    Oh boy, this thread is going to open up a whole can of worms...

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      First worm I see, I'm outta here. lol

      1. AshtonFirefly profile image83
        AshtonFireflyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        haha smile)

    2. a49eracct profile image60
      a49eracctposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Isn't that the purpose of a forum? To "open a can of worms"?

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    Emile Rposted 4 years ago

    If it frustrates you, wouldn't it make sense for you not to  read or post? Wouldn't that solve your problems?

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Emile, haven't you learned that asking common sense questions of people don't necessarily work out the way intended. lol

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        Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yep. That's the way it seems to go here. But the arrogance that would make someone ask such a question is appalling.

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          It certainly can be. wink

    2. a49eracct profile image60
      a49eracctposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes but I am an intellectual and like to discuss things with people outside my group of friends.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago

    Well, you don't have to worry about Cagsil. Seems he's been banned from the forums and it looks permanent.

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      huh?...that's too bad

    2. AshtonFirefly profile image83
      AshtonFireflyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Where did you see this? Whenever i see his profile it doesn't say anything about that.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        On Facebook.

        1. AshtonFirefly profile image83
          AshtonFireflyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          ahh okay. hmm...odd.

        2. paradigmsearch profile image87
          paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          What's his facebook link?

    3. Niteriter profile image80
      Niteriterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well I did tell a49eracct not to trust me!

      I didn't know about Cagsil, though; I thought I saw him in here a couple of hours ago. Thanks for telling me.

      But somehow I can't see a permanent absence. I bet he's cajoling the staff right now with promises of reform and angelic behaviour!

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Cagsil wanted me to tell you he is not bothering to ask for posting privileges back.

        1. Niteriter profile image80
          Niteriterposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Cagsil is my hero, there is no way he will not return. In fact I'm a lot like a devoted Christian in that regard: "And now the prize awaits me--the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return." !!!

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago
    1. aguasilver profile image86
      aguasilverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What on earth did he do in that thread to warrant banning?

      Just read all his comments and there is nothing offensive or worthy of a ban.....

      http://blogs.visoftinc.com/wp-content/uploads/PuzzledMan.png

      1. jacharless profile image81
        jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Agreed. We are speaking via $Faceplant, and still then same, level-the-field, brutally honest, Ray.
        Granted he and I have had notoriously heated differences of opinion. At the end of the day, is just that, differences of opinion.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    He's told me his FB link. Can't find the relevant post though. He's been a busy guy since he posted it... lol

  8. paradigmsearch profile image87
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    I chatted with him. Me thinks I'm going to stay out of the religion forums again for awhile...

 
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