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If you had to reveal your real name would you still...........

  1. ahorseback profile image45
    ahorsebackposted 4 years ago

    Post  so many anti Christian forum threads ? Seriously  , nice to hide behind the avatar isn't it ?  Isn't this just the ways of cowards?

    1. calynbana profile image86
      calynbanaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think it has to do with the forums all that much really. It is just smarter to not to use your real name online. I have used my real name from time to time, but I have such a common name and have recently gotten married and changed my last name that it really doesn't matter. You don't want an employer to look you up and see all the things you comment on whether you are atheist, theist or agnostic. At the same time many people may be trying to build up their pen names and such.

      I don't post anti Christian threads myself since I am Christian, but if I did that would not be the reason I don't use my real name.

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Similar to those who post so many anti-atheist threads?

      The Internet as a whole is filled with cowards who say things they would never say to a person to their face.

      And, even though I don't attack Christians, you only have to go to my profile to learn my real name.

    3. twosheds1 profile image60
      twosheds1posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I have no problem letting people know my real name. Here it is, with my address:
      Scott Plumer
      7540 North Linden Lane
      Parma, Ohio 44130

      Come on over!

      I think the real difference is that since we're not face-to-face, we tend to be a little harsher than we otherwise would be. For my part, I try to be polite and stick to facts, rather than ad hominem attacks.

      1. Reality Bytes profile image92
        Reality Bytesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        What, no phone number?  R U scared  lol

        1. twosheds1 profile image60
          twosheds1posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I get charged by the minute, so I don't want unsolicited phone calls. If you're coming over, bring beer. I only have one left.

          1. Reality Bytes profile image92
            Reality Bytesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            NP, I will bring beer and puff!  smile

            I have to say, it does take some serious courage to post all your personal info on a public forum.  Your mailbox is going to be filled with tons of junk.  I think that may have been the very first time I have seen anyone do this.  Good Luck!

            1. twosheds1 profile image60
              twosheds1posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              It's filled with junk already, so what's a little more?

              But I've been challenged on online forums before, where people accuse me of hiding behind 'net anonymity, and I often give them my name and number. I don't say anything online I wouldn't say in person. I try to be polite, of course. Being rude almost guarentees your message gets dismissed. It may be wishful thinking, but I like to think that if I'm polite, I might get someone to think about what I have to say.

              But probably not.

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        Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Heya, Scott!  Nice to meet you.  smile

        1. twosheds1 profile image60
          twosheds1posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Right back atcha! big_smile

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            Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I'm Michele.  smile  Everyone just calls me Mo, though.

            Hey - that rhymed!

            1. twosheds1 profile image60
              twosheds1posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              You're a poet and weren't even aware of that fact!

    4. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I don't attack anybody, but I do dissent with some ideas of other people.  I would act exactly the same if my name were known, but I hide it to protect myself from internet predators (of which there are many).  I agree that attackers who hide behind avatars and false names are cowards...that's why they do it, and that's why I don't respond to them anymore.

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      Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You do realize that you are also hiding behind an avatar? What would you guys do if you knew who we are? Knock on our doors, pitchforks and torches in hand? That is what I get from this idea for a thread.

    6. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile

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    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago

    Okay, now this is silly.  Mark Knowles is the most anti-Christian/anti-religious person on HP and he uses his real name.  My real name is right there next to my user ID and I'm not shy about anything I have to say about religion.

    This is like trying to start a fight and then crying when you get hit. 

    Aren't we more mature than that?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      And a lot of the attacks aren't even attacks but disagreements.

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        Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yup. 

        For pity's sake, if a person has such thin skin that they can't handle the stuff that goes on in this religious forum, then maybe another one would be more suitable.

        If you don't agree, you don't agree. 

        The other thing is that SO many of the so-called 'attacks' from anonymous users are nothing more than bait.

  3. ahorseback profile image45
    ahorsebackposted 4 years ago

    Oh but we do get defensive don't we now ! I too believe any social page type websight promotes a freeing  of the inhibitions of the blabbering fools .  A little bit of courtesy goes a long ways !

  4. ahorseback profile image45
    ahorsebackposted 4 years ago

    Exactly BAIT and attack , its not  questions or searching or wondering , its about devisive interaction that feeds some egotistical  satisfaction ! Your either looking  or your not , and yet most devisivness in forums is merely juvenile  !

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      Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Don't take this the wrong way, but most of the posts I've run across by you are divisive and negative. Would you categorize your posts as juvenile also?

  5. ahorseback profile image45
    ahorsebackposted 4 years ago

    No , or perhaps in some individual responses or attacks  by some people  only , This post is simply in defense of juvenile responses and attacks on Christianity!  Personaly I dont follow the biblical directions to spirituality and maybe thats why I see through the thin curtains of antis- , the first three words of a question or furom post tell me exactly what the intention of the poster is . They are usualy just in negative intent !Period !

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      Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think we see what we look for.

  6. Gypsy Rose Lee profile image59
    Gypsy Rose Leeposted 4 years ago

    Started writing using my real name. Only use avatars where requested and Facebook has always had my real name Rasma Raisters. No problem. If you like what I write if you like me OK If you don't go elsewhere.

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    dianefoxposted 4 years ago
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    dianefoxposted 4 years ago
 
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