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Knowles: Worst Atheist of the First Decade of the Second Millennium

  1. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    Mark, you got one fan here big_smile

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Fan or deluded stalker? It's a bit of a concern that a person signs up and moments later posts a long winded rant like this.

  2. Arthur Fontes profile image90
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    Wow all this in sixteen minutes.  You must be very astute.


    Does the sock tickle your hand?

    1. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Of course it would be a sock puppet. No one would be such an idiot as to risk losing their hub rights by posting such a bunch of crap.

  3. Faybe Bay profile image83
    Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago

    I have reported this as a personal attack! I hold no love for Mark and he holds none for me I am sure, but this is insufferable. To start a thread to attack a hubber at all is WRONG.

    Standing with Mark on this one. I might just fan him after all.

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image90
      Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You should fan him Mark is a great writer and marketer on a vast amount of subjects.

      1. Faybe Bay profile image83
        Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I will. I am so P Oed right now I would probably fan the devil himself, grrrrr. I am Irish and this puppet just got my Irish Up!

  4. Ohma profile image80
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago

    This is absolutely ridicules. Mark is as entitled to his opinion as anyone else. It is shameful that any one would so publicly denounce someone for expressing their opinion. An honestly I hope the OP finds some where else to be quickly as we simply do not need the garbage they are spewing.

  5. Arthur Fontes profile image90
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    If you agree with him or not Mark definitely adds spice to these forums.

    1. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I hope everyone has joined me in reporting this as a personal attack, and I have fanned mark, although he has plenty of fans. GRRR. I am turning into an animal. Everyone needs to report on this puppet!

    2. GoGranny profile image81
      GoGrannyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I know Mark and I have had our run-ins on the forums, but this rant on him is uncalled for and unprofessional. CeeU2 are you just trying to gain points to add to your 30 hubscore?

  6. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    Just reading the first post again, someone who got banned from forums is venting out. Maybe we can figure out later from the way he/she writes(if he/she's still writing for hp)...

    ..but seriously is it over CeeU2 ? ..or there is more ?.. roll

  7. Ohma profile image80
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago

    Faybe it is good that you have reported it. Mark deserves much better than this simply because he is a person. I would really like the OP to stand and be honest about who they are so that Mark at least is given the right to face his accuser.
    This is such a cowardly way of handling this that I doubt the OP will even come back.

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image90
      Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The OP could have at least done this while Mark was active in the forums.

      Only a coward attacks someone who is unable to speak for themselves.

      1. Ohma profile image80
        Ohmaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        agreed! This is no way for anyone to be treated.

    2. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      They can't Ohma. This is the reason the OP created the sock puppet, just to post this attack! The OP knows they will be banned for it, definitely from Forum, and possibly  from hubpages, So they went and created a disposable e-mail address and a disposable Hubber, and talk about transvestites, really.
      This is a wolf in sheep's clothing, who cannot, does not dare to reveal who they are.

      1. Ohma profile image80
        Ohmaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Faybe that is the point I do not care if the sock puppet comes back I want the puppeteer.
        S\he is the one who needs to own up to this outrageous attack, so that everyone might know their true personality.

      2. skyfire profile image72
        skyfireposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        HP can still take serious action as moderators/admin can view our IP address so no matter which HP member is posting this thread  behind proxy or static/dynamic IP is under HP radars and can get screwed if HP takes this thread seriously.

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    Will Bensonposted 6 years ago

    CeeU2I wrote:
    "... was discussing this with another Hubber just this week..."

    Will Benson wrote:
    I don't see how you were discussing this last week when you just joined HP a few minutes ago.

  9. Faybe Bay profile image83
    Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago

    Yeah, disgruntled hubber hiding behind a Sock Puppet! Can't show their true face because of the repercussions from the staff. this is against the rules. Of course the coward waited till the weekend to do it!

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    CeeU2posted 6 years ago

    Everything you apply to me can be applied to Knowsely 1,000-fold. You call my post an attack thread but he has huge numbers of them to his credit. Yes, be sure to bend over backwards for him with lots of hypocrisy because that just further substantiates the type adherents he has on his side.

    I'm purposely hoping to frustrate Knowsley by not responding directly to him but I will make a deal. If he will list all user names he posts on hubpages with, I will reveal exactly who I am and will actually post back to him directly. If not my silence will be frustrating to you.

    Just post each member name in a list but if one single one is left out, I will not hold up to my side of the offer. I know who most if not all of these users names are, so if he decides to list them but leaves just one out, the deal is off.

    1. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Keep it up Ceeu2. I do see you, and to be honest I have avoided Mark, now you made me a fan. If you are in fact Mark, Kudos to you. But there's an Aussie chap you mentioned who happens to be a friend of mine, and that makes me angrier still.

      I do not like to get angry. It is counter productive. you chose the time and the day because you know mark won't be in at this hour to defend himself!

    2. Ohma profile image80
      Ohmaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What in blue blazes make you think that Mark owes you anything? By what authority do you presume to be entitled to any explanation to anything Mark does?
      You obviously dis agree with him and that is fine, But grow a set and fight your battles in the open, or walk away.

    3. skyfire profile image72
      skyfireposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ooh what a deal .big_smile

      and why anyone in their wildest wet dreams will pick up this deal ?

  11. Mrvoodoo profile image60
    Mrvoodooposted 6 years ago

    I can't imagine Mark Knowles being even remotely bothered by these moronic ramblings.

    1. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You are right Mrvoodoo, I should let it go. But I am already angry. I cannot believe someone would have the audacity to post such a blatant attack. Of course the old sock is a fancy protector, like a condom, all the pleasure, none of the risk.

    2. Pandoras Box profile image82
      Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Me neither. I think he'll find it pretty funny.

      1. Faybe Bay profile image83
        Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Pandora, CeeU2 Is gone bye-bye. Or perhaps I should have said "CeeUlater"   lol
        I am content now, and you?

        1. Pandoras Box profile image82
          Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Silly person is really all I can say. I haven't been around here a long time, but I tend to think that the people Mark generally gives a hard time generally deserve it.

          I don't know, whoever it was/is is unworthy of respect though, that's for sure. I've seen Mark be quite decent even to people he argues with from time to time. A particular comment of his to someone once earned him my great respect. I wouldn't have been big enough myself to be that kind to that particular person at that particular time.

          I think he's a decent human being, which is more than I can say for alot of his "enemies".

          1. Obscurely Diverse profile image61
            Obscurely Diverseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Change of subject:  Did the "OP" get sh*t-canned or something? Has he/she entered the abyss of royal asininity?  Ha-ha!

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    CeeU2posted 6 years ago

    We will Cee.

    1. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, u c I have to go shopping. I have been accused of being someones puppet. Now I see what I have been accused of for what it really is, You. I am ill now that anyone would compare me to You. I must go by some Pepto Bismol.

  13. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    CeeU2 - your post is incredibly childish, as is the manner in which you post. Something you accuse Mark Knowles of.

    Seriously, looking in the mirror before you leave home is a great piece of advice.

  14. kess profile image61
    kessposted 6 years ago

    Mark has given his fair share and should be able to receive the same.

    How many condemn him openly when he is on the giving side of things.

    Not as many as I see here.

    1. livewithrichard profile image84
      livewithrichardposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yea but Mark mostly gives it under his real name unlike this cowardly post by the OP. I'm sure Mark uses other id's when he's bored or banned but at least he's not afraid to piss people off under his real name.

    2. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Excuse me, I haven't seen any condemning him. I have been defending him all of us have as far as I have read! I reported this and have asked others to report it too. I avoid Mark, but this Puppet has got me riled. I have to go get some pepto!

    3. Ohma profile image80
      Ohmaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That is not the issue. The issue is that whether we agree with Mark or not, he is entitled to his opinion.
      It is about the OP attacking someone in such an ugly manner because they do not agree with him, and then having the audacity to make demands of Mark like he owes them something. The reality is that this is likely to be someone who is to intellectually challenged to defend the garbage they spew and so has to hide behind a puppet so the world will not see who they really are.
      In addition the OP not only attacked Mark they also included a few other Hubbers and this kind of malice should not be permitted.

      1. Faybe Bay profile image83
        Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Absolutely, which is why I said report! Thia cannot be tolerated. And Mark is not even on at this time of day! It is the weekend, so the OP knows what they are doing.

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    SirDentposted 6 years ago

    OP has been reported. Personal attacks are not cool.

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    Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago

    seriously, is this is some kind of self-loathing thing?
    too bad Markus isn't here to retort -speaking of, where has he been this week?

    1. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I let him know but this is not his usual time of posting. Maybe said sock puppet got him temporarily banned from forum? Then came in to wave a flag of flames and attract us to the side of this..... GRRR I get so angry I can't even use words to describe the loathsome original poster.

      Anyway this sock puppet is using this fact, that Mark is not here, to try and gain some edge, along with the weekend.

      1. Ohma profile image80
        Ohmaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I agree this kind of crap really annoys me too.
        I still say show your true self sock puppet and see how popular you will be in reality. But no, you will not risk that will you? People might find out who you truly are and then your game would be up.

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        Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        oh bugger.
        wouldn't surprise me in the least though.

        sock puppets are "MOPPETS", said Gordon Ramsey!

  17. Arthur Fontes profile image90
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    Just post each member name in a list but if one single one is left out, I will not hold up to my side of the offer. I know who most if not all of these users names are, so if he decides to list them but leaves just one out, the deal is off.



    Someone call the authorities, we have demands.

    This thread is being held hostage.

    1. thisisoli profile image64
      thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Best response so far.

      I like the way the OP is making his demands, but no one gives a ****. Hubpages staff can see IP's used to post.

  18. Arthur Fontes profile image90
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    It seems that Mark is used to this:


    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/24946

  19. Hokey profile image59
    Hokeyposted 6 years ago

    This is funny!!!! Secret attacker!!! lol

    Wow!!! Mark really got to you huh?  lol

    Poor man(woman?)..  lol   Virtual sniper?  lol

    Man have I seen it all now!!  big_smile   Such drama?? lol

    Thanks for the laugh. I needed that!  lol  lol

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    CeeU2posted 6 years ago

    I like it, keep it coming.

    "but if you are Mark kudos to you" ?

    He's got you confused and you seem to like it. That's the adherents I was talking about. You have confirmed it nicely.

    As far as when Mark is on or off the forum, that's something I have not paid attention to. I'm in a strange time zome right now too but I'm posting.

    I got Mark banned? Hee Hee that is a good one.

    1. Hokey profile image59
      Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Strange time zone?  yikes


              Twilight Zone!!??? yikes


      lol lol lol

    2. Ohma profile image80
      Ohmaposted 6 years ago in reply to this



      Perhaps you also left your common sense and good judgment in the other time zone as well!

  21. Arthur Fontes profile image90
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago
    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol Too much!
      Very nice video! lol lol lol

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yo, Earnest!  You must have gotten the "Calling all Smoffers" alert!

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol This thread is a scream! lol

          1. Randy Godwin profile image92
            Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            They come, and they go!  That Mark, he always gets the good ones!

            1. earnestshub profile image88
              earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              lol lol

      2. Faybe Bay profile image83
        Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Earnestshub, we were waiting for you. Are you the Aussie in question? Because that just got my Irish up! big_smile

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry Faybe I did not understand.
          Which hubber in question is that?

          1. livewithrichard profile image84
            livewithrichardposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol a few pages back the OP said something about the Aussie that follows Mark around like a lost puppy...

          2. Faybe Bay profile image83
            Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Oh in the original post CeeU2 said:

            and the little aussie man who follows him around like a lost puppy.

            Of course you are not little nor the least bit puppyish, but I know no other Aussies.

            1. earnestshub profile image88
              earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks Faybe!
              I do follow his writing! Totally true!

              One of the best minds on here, and a really decent bloke to boot!
              His hubs are very good quality as indicated by his scores and followers. smile

              1. Faybe Bay profile image83
                Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Wow, My internet is out! Okay what I was saying...

                I am a fan of Mark now, due to this post, but when I saw OP was dragging you in too! GRRR I got so angry, I said NO! Not on my watch.

                Now you are here and can handle yourself, and regetably I had to go to a neighbor and sign in to tell you.

                See ya later Earnest. Bye for now till my cable is fixed. sad smile

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    CeeU2posted 6 years ago

    That's no way to treat a lady.

    1. Hokey profile image59
      Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol lol

      your not a lady!!!!!!!!

      Nice try!  big_smile       You write like a man!!  lol

    2. tantrum profile image62
      tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe you're  the truthhurts ??
      Is your truth hurting ? roll
      She's a lady who writes like a man lol

      lol lol

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    CeeU2posted 6 years ago

    Maybe I can't escape my Y chromosome, did you ever think of that?

    And just maybe this whole thread is to get more out of Mark, so that he can demonstrate how well he responds to these type attacks.

    Hee Hee, who knows for sure eh?

    1. Obscurely Diverse profile image61
      Obscurely Diverseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm just curious:  Why does Mark impact your life in such a way, that you have to start this thread?  Go ahead, spill it out...  What is the deal?

    2. Hokey profile image59
      Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nice try!! Definitely a man!!!!  lol

      (tantrum check your e-mail)

    3. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Or perhaps you are mdawson17 who no longer exists... Again, it doesn't matter who you are or what you have to say as you have already shown us you have no merit as a writer. If you did, instead of this thread, you would have written a hub, cagily pointing a finger in a gossipy sort of way without actually attacking any hubber directly.

      But then, as I said, you are no writer. Real writers have no reason to hide.

  24. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image75
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 6 years ago

    Wastage of time. Ridiculous!

  25. aware profile image71
    awareposted 6 years ago

    whos this mark guy anyway?

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    CeeU2posted 6 years ago

    No, the question is... who isn't Mark?

    Have you forgotten.. "I am Spartacus" ?

  27. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image75
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 6 years ago

    What does it mean?

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    CeeU2posted 6 years ago

    It apparently means what you want it to mean.

    1. Hokey profile image59
      Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So you are a real stalker?

      1. tantrum profile image62
        tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Check your mail !!

      2. Faybe Bay profile image83
        Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Love ya Hokey, nice to see you, and how are you and lovely Tantrum today. I had to step out, so glad you two caught the thread and jumped in the fray.

        1. tantrum profile image62
          tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          hi faybe !!
          We should hijack this thread !! lol

          1. Faybe Bay profile image83
            Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yes a full blown hijacking will do! Okay so I went to the store and I realized I was almost out of gas, but the station by my house is cheaper... Ever happened to you? Did you go for the handy more expensive fuel, or take the risk of making it back on fumes?

            1. Hokey profile image59
              Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I would take the more expensive gas. Just a gallon or two so I could make it to the other station. big_smile

          2. Hokey profile image59
            Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hijacking underway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  lol

        2. Hokey profile image59
          Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Glad to be here. This whoever it is is funny. No reason to get upset. Can't take this stuff seriously. I don't. Obviously they are weak and can only do this by hiding. I think it's either a joke or a cry for attention.



          (tantrum check mail)

          1. Faybe Bay profile image83
            Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I thought they wanted Cheese. I took the risk, and cursed traffic all the way back. I made it though.

    2. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      And again I say, you are no real writer. Out of jealousy and self pity you attack a man who has over 2000 fans... Bitter much whiner? Who brought cheese, please tell me someone brought cheese to go with the WHINE.

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    CeeU2posted 6 years ago

    Why are looking for one? I guess one can get pretty lonely.

    I now give way to Mark, who I know will appear in the near future to add what he knowsely that he needs to add.

    1. tantrum profile image62
      tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      And why would he bother ??
      for you ??
      we don't even know who you are!! lol

      I'll go for thetruthurts
      As it looks like your truth hurts a lot !!

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        Kenrick Chatmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Tantrum, we can always count on you to consistently live up to your HP screen name.

        1. Faybe Bay profile image83
          Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hi Kenrick, I hope you are Mark, as this Ceeu2 thinks everyone is Mark, and you thought I was MyWebs, which is a really high complement. We are hijacking this thread, it is ripe for it.

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            Kenrick Chatmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            ?

            1. Hokey profile image59
              Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              kenrick! yikes   Are you stalking me again!?!???!!! yikes

                                    lol

            2. Faybe Bay profile image83
              Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Long story, Webs backed up something I said. I was joking Kenrick, we can never know in her, can we? smile

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                Kenrick Chatmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I did not understand the joke. That's why I responded with a question mark.

                I just recently began participating in the religion discussions. I spent most of my time in the political ones.

                1. Faybe Bay profile image83
                  Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Maybe it was another hubber. Dunno, looked like your smile.

                  WHOO was I wrong, it wasn't the same post. LOL is my face red. Somebody with a tree behind is head,. .

                  It's funny because I was in so many threads no you were in a different one. I am usually looking for Earnestshub, he is my friend across the water. That's where I saw you before.

  30. Hokey profile image59
    Hokeyposted 6 years ago

    Guess what my other user name is??   big_smile

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      Kenrick Chatmanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Pokey? Hokey Pokey. That may explain some of your previous statements.

      1. Hokey profile image59
        Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        How did you know?  yikes


            lol

        wrong!   big_smile

        1. tantrum profile image62
          tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          CHECK MAIL !!

          1. Obscurely Diverse profile image61
            Obscurely Diverseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I detest your constantly, predictably placed, animated 'cringed expressions'...but that's just my opinion!  Ha-ha!  LOL!

            1. tantrum profile image62
              tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I can't care less !

              1. Hokey profile image59
                Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                There you are!  wink

                1. tantrum profile image62
                  tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  hi there !! you got mail !

                  1. Hokey profile image59
                    Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    already replied.  wink

              2. Obscurely Diverse profile image61
                Obscurely Diverseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Actually, I really don't care.  I was just trying to see how many of those animated faces you'd use in response...  LOL!

        2. Faybe Bay profile image83
          Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Well is it Dokey?

          1. Hokey profile image59
            Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Nope!  big_smile

    2. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I thought it was Dokey, as in "Hokey Dokey, Cap'n Smokey"  as my son used to call me... because I smoke... big_smile

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    CeeU2posted 6 years ago

    Oh no!!!! I just heard I'm going to be banned!!!

    I feel my ceeing eye fading away...going.....going....going..........

    1. GoGranny profile image81
      GoGrannyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      BYE!

  32. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    Calling all Smoffers!  You know who you are, remember the list?

    1. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What's a smoffer, I do not know what a smoffer is. I like your snake though, I have two snakes.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Someone made a list of some of the non-believers a few months ago in a rather unpleasant manner. I cannot remember who the person was but he/she called us "mockers and scoffers."  Shortened to "Smoffers" for a joke, that's all.

        I think the person was banned for making the list because it was considered a personal attack. 

        What kind of snakes?  Check out my snake hubs for photos of rattlesnakes and other species I encounter in this area.  The snake used as my avatar is a kingsnake, a hunter of other snakes.

        1. tantrum profile image62
          tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It was Shaul Stein. He was banned forever.
          he was nuts, so  I wouldn't be surprised if it's him LOL!!

          1. Randy Godwin profile image92
            Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks, Tantrum.  It just goes to show you how unimportant these types are in the forums.  They are easily forgotten and no one really cares about their opinion of those they choose to attack.

            They cannot realize they hurt their own cause much more than those they attack.  They are not worth getting angry about and seem to be such sad people.

            1. tantrum profile image62
              tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              He had a lot of alter egos ! a collection lol
              anyway I think it's thetruthurts, which everybody thought it was a male, but it was a woman. And she hated Mark.
              Shaul Stein didn't.
              I know because we e-mailed.

        2. Faybe Bay profile image83
          Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I have a Corn Snake in the upstairs tank, she's two, and a King in the downstairs tank, he's about six months old.

  33. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    This thread would had died quicker if you hadn't given him the attention he was looking for. I would just flag it and ignore it.

    1. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I did, others came in and it kept going up to the top. Then I got angry, the OP was attacking more than Mark, several Hubbers are described as well as the way HubPages handles things.

      So we hijacked it, but that was recent, not in the beginning.

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    cosetteposted 6 years ago

    i thought Maddie or one of the mods said a while back that if you got caught using a sockpuppet to attack people you would be banned for good.

    HOOray! i hope that is true...

    1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image75
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This is the right way.

      1. canadawest99 profile image60
        canadawest99posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Logic and hypocrisy  will settle this one, doesn't matter if you are an atheist of a person of faith.

        If you are a person of faith, then you believe what the bible says, literally I guess.  In your view, God made everything and is the grand designer and can do no wrong.  He made all people the way they are as part of his divine plan, so everything is scripted including homosexuals, Hitler, AIDs, War, etc etc.  There are 11 commandments, 10 from Moses and 1 from Jesus (love one another).   Homosexuality is not on that list.     

        But if you are not a person of faith, then you believe in some other process, evolution per say I guess.  Then all of us are a product of this process including homosexuals and you cannot question the outcome of this process whether its why people are homosexual or why fish don't have legs.  To do otherwise is hypocritical.

        If you are agnostic and don't know or care either way, then I guess you shouldn't post.

  35. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    I know Mark pretty well. I have to say he is forthright and honest in his beliefs and a solid writer who is honest to a fault in his business dealings as well. I am proud to know him. smile

    As for sock puppets, according to one of his haters, half the people writing here, including myself, Randy, Tantrum and others have all been accused of being Mark.
    Pretty funny really, as they would only need to see our hubs to know how dumb that is! lol

    1. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hey My Cable's fixed!

      1. Hokey profile image59
        Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

        1. Faybe Bay profile image83
          Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I was weally scawed. I was in the middle of a forum post and it never went through. took me to a cancelled page.

          1. Hokey profile image59
            Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Well it's all over now. [HUGS] There there. It's all over. neutral

          2. earnestshub profile image88
            earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Another haunted thread! We have had this happen on a couple of other posts as well. smile

            1. tantrum profile image62
              tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              It's the possession !! lol

              1. earnestshub profile image88
                earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Maybe your little biscuit man frightened it away. lol
                That little guy says a lot! lol

                1. tantrum profile image62
                  tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I have to confess! It's me! I'm Satanic ! LOL

                  1. Hokey profile image59
                    Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Maybe I should convert then tongue


                    lol  lol   lol    lol

  36. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    Welcome back Faybe! You must have a good tech, or did it just fix itself? smile

    1. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I called. It was a server problem. But no cable means no internet, no phone, I have to go to the neighbors to call!

      Of course the worst part was NO HUBPAGES< NO FORUM AND NO EARNEST! I almost cried, and threw a tantrum. big_smile

      1. Hokey profile image59
        Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You could always do the Hokey Pokey!!   lol

        1. Faybe Bay profile image83
          Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I did the Hokey Pokey to the neighbor's house. He laughed at me for being so upset. lol

          1. Hokey profile image59
            Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Did you turn yourself around??

            1. Randy Godwin profile image92
              Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              That's what it's all about?

            2. Faybe Bay profile image83
              Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I stuck my left hand in, and then stuck it out, and in and shook it all about, no I don't think I turned myself around. I will next time though.
              lol lol

      2. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Please don't throw tantrum too far, she will have to find her way back to the forums! smile

        1. Faybe Bay profile image83
          Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I wouldn't throw Tantrum, But I did want to cry. I thought it was just me. It was comforting to know there was a local outage.

          1. earnestshub profile image88
            earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I recently spent a week getting all sorts of slow downs. Turned out to be my CPU thrashing because the fan only ran when the CPU was cold, and shut down as it overheated. Drove me nuts till I found the problem! lol

            1. Faybe Bay profile image83
              Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              That's a mess, I lost a laptop to cooling problems. I didn't even send it back the third time. I may after awhile.

              1. earnestshub profile image88
                earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                The trouble is that it would have cost more to fix than to buy a new better laptop with all the bells and whistles. smile I bought a new one, so will now repair it myself at my leisure, and use it for a backup.

                1. Faybe Bay profile image83
                  Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Yeah I bought a desk top cheaper than I could fix a laptop! I had an extended warranty for the earlier repairs.

                  1. earnestshub profile image88
                    earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Hey Faybe, I think this thread has been well and truly hijacked, wataya reckon? lol

  37. wyanjen profile image87
    wyanjenposted 6 years ago

    howdy folks

    http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv19/wyanjen/imagephp.jpg

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Better to just quit cold turkey!

      1. wyanjen profile image87
        wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Some people are strong enough to handle that process.

        But, Hokey Pokey is harmless, after all. It's a victimless addiction.

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I am OK with the hokey, it's the pokey part that is a bit disconcerting! lol

          1. wyanjen profile image87
            wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Now, when it comes to Hanky Panky,  "turn yourself around" takes on a whole new meaning.

        2. Faybe Bay profile image83
          Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          This is addictive, warning may contain unintended profanity, it's a set of outtakes


          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJIh70IZua8

  38. Jerami profile image79
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    Sorry  my of sayin HOWDY 
      I'll sit back now

    1. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Where'd ya go?

  39. Jerami profile image79
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    Once (or twice) I was lost but now I am found.

    1. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, that thread ran it's distance I think. I kept seeing your name but couldn't find you. lol

  40. Jerami profile image79
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    I have been having truble that way.
       I'm goina go look at ya for a few minutes
      I'll be back.

    1. Jerami profile image79
      Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That was an intresting profile.   Goina check out a hub later.

    2. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh my Jerami! I need a calculator! I am happy to have found you. I am reading some other hubs as I promised I would, but I will get back to yours as soon as I can. Excellent work though.

  41. 0
    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago

    LOL

    Actually, Mark straddles the fence, from what I've seen.
    He represents neither atheism nor Christianity fully.
    I would rather he were hot or cold, as the Bible urges.
    But that's his choice.

    BTW, now we'll never know who his detractor was.  That's the thing I hate about screen names, especially multiple ones.
    Cyberspace is a maze of confusion....

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
      TheGlassSpiderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hmm. That's odd, it seems pretty obvious to me that Mark is completely, totally, unequivocally, and quite vocally against Christianity and theism.

      But that's just my read on it; I don't know the guy, I could be wrong.

      But more importantly, who gives a flyin' flip who his "detractor" was? That person got far too much attention from this stupid thread, and it's a good thing they've removed that sock puppet voluntarily. Who wants to read any more of that kind of drivel, anyway? HP Staff will be able to determine who they were, and that's really all that matters.

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        pinkyleeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        not weighing in on the topic just say you posted so wanted stop in an **WAVE MY LEGS AT MY FAV SPIDER** hope you are having a good day

        1. TheGlassSpider profile image79
          TheGlassSpiderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          *waves legs back at my favorite Pinky wink * I'm having a great day so far, thanks...The snow is gone, I finished a final exam last night, and I have the day off mostly...Yay!! How 'bout you?

          1. 0
            pinkyleeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            im doing good ... tryin  to get out of the forums and go write a hub or 3 lol ... just thought i would say hi ... i will be back around  the forums later

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        Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, guess that's all that matters.

        I'm just the kind of person who says what they mean and means what they say and owns up to it;  and how I wish everyone would do the same.....

    2. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mark straddles the fence?  If this were true you would be considered "straddling the fence" also.  Can you give me an example of Mark doing this?

  42. AEvans profile image71
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    Regardless of his beliefs or mine, I respect and admire Mark Knowles. smile

    1. Davidsonofjesie profile image59
      Davidsonofjesieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      disrespect is wrong on all levels !

  43. 0
    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago

    He claims atheism
    but
    shows an inordinate amount of interest in the Bible, even quoting it often (usually in an attempt to hold Christians to his view of the Bible's accountability;  but still, an inordinate amount of interest in it).

    1. wyanjen profile image87
      wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If an atheist has no knowledge of the bible, that gets used as an attack against the secular argument. So which is it?

      Many atheists have studied the bible in an attempt to understand it and because they are trying to find faith from it. It is not uncommon for an atheist to have a better grasp of the book than an average christian does.

      I have a bible myself. I rarely pick it up but it's here on my shelf. Do you think I'm a fence straddler? lol

    2. TheGlassSpider profile image79
      TheGlassSpiderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well that doesn't surprise me. Whether one believes in it or not, the Bible is an historical piece of literature; educated people often read it, and plenty of people end up having it shoved down their throats by tyrannical parents or parochial schools.

      Also, if one is so intensely interested in arguing with Christians, an obvious place to look in order to do so is in their own book.

      Reading the Bible is something TONS of people do. Understanding it and believing is a whole different can of worms.

    3. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Interest does not equate to belief, Brenda.  I too have read Bibles, several versions, in fact.  But this doesn't mean I believe the accounts contained in the book.

      Many believers like to use the Bible as a reference for their claims for having faith in their god.  But they only use the parts which agree with their own particular beliefs.  They generally dismiss the scriptures which are not logical or contradict their statements.

      Mark, as well as myself and others, use scripture from the Bible to show how it can be used to justify almost anything a person wants it to.  You know this because it has been stated many times on these forums.

    4. Hokey profile image59
      Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Don't dispute what you don't know. I know about the bible because I was raised up around it. Church 5 times a week. I dispute it all the time but my knowledge of it comes from growing up with it. My grandfather was deacon for 35 years. My Uncle is a pastor and has his own church. Maybe Mark has knowledge because it was a part of his life or he wanted to know what he was talking about before he disputed it.

    5. 0
      JeanMeriamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Most atheists know the Bible better than most Christians. Why would that be surprising to you?

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        If anyone cares to read Mark's hubs they will have the answers! smile

        1. Obscurely Diverse profile image61
          Obscurely Diverseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I like Busch Beer, but since you're Australian, is that "Fosters" beer worth trying?  Just curious; I've heard about it...

          1. earnestshub profile image88
            earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Fosters is fine, but VB (Victorian bitter) is the best in my view. The secret is in the water! smile

            Even VB, if made elsewhere under licence tastes like Camel's piss!

            Before anyone asks, I have not personally tasted camel's piss, so it may taste like urine from some other animal. smile
            I like Busch Beer as well. smile

            1. Obscurely Diverse profile image61
              Obscurely Diverseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Cool; I've never heard of VB before; I may check into that.  I'm glad to hear that you're a Busch fan as well...yummy!
              On a side note, since this thread sucks anyway:
              I know you're an auto-mechanic genius:
              Don't you think it is overrated to change your oil every 3,000 miles?  Isn't that a gimmick that is touted just for the "shops" to make more money?

              1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
                Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Yes, but if you mix 4 qts of synthetic oil with 1 qt of Foster's you can go 100,000 km between changes.

                1. Randy Godwin profile image92
                  Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Yo Ron!  Love your new avatar!  Didn't know you were a fan of Jamaica!  My favorite vacation spot is Negril.

                  1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
                    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    I've never been, but I love Jerk (the food, not the sex act, wait I actually kind of like that too...But I digress) Spliffs, Reggae and rum.

                  2. Obscurely Diverse profile image61
                    Obscurely Diverseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    His avatar reminds me of 'lazyness'...but I suppose that is good, in its own American right!  Ha-ha!

                2. Obscurely Diverse profile image61
                  Obscurely Diverseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Are you discombobulated?

                  1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
                    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    No, I am very combobulated thank you.

                3. earnestshub profile image88
                  earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  It's wonderful that you provide this type of advice Ron, I'm off to mix it in right now! smile

                  1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
                    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Legal disclaimer:  I am occasionally full of shit.

              2. earnestshub profile image88
                earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Absolutely! Unless you are racing! smile I do my Honda at 5000 as it has a very small sump, and only holds 3.5 litres without the filter. smile
                I use only Ricoh filters, as the amount and quality of the filter paper is massively better than most other filters. smile
                Thanks for the compliment, I guess I do know a bit after spending my life doing this. smile

  44. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    On this weeks episode of "The threads of forum insanity"

    The Dreaded Mark's infamy is given a huge boost by a sock puppet attack! Will Mark respond? Will the sock puppet be unmasked? Stay tuned to find out!



    Ahhh I love the soap opera action of these forums lol

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      One could even ask if Mark IS the sock puppet?
      Surely not....

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Or, perhaps Mark is you, mimicking the stereotypical believer to add a touch of realism on these religious forums.  Naw!  Too obvious!LOL

        1. 0
          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          WAY too obvious!
          Mark woulda chosen a different picture too.   He hates women "preachers".

          1. Randy Godwin profile image92
            Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I do not think Mark has time to hate women preachers.  He just points out why you are going against your bible's teachings.  This goes back to my previous statement about choosing which scripture to follow.

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              Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              "time to hate women preachers"?

              Okay; maybe I should've said he hates it WHEN women "preach".  How's that?

              And again, Randy, it goes back to the fact that it takes a Christian to properly interpret the Holy Scripture.

              1. Hokey profile image59
                Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Are you seriously saying that only a Christian can properly interpret the bible? The rest of us are dumb? Or is it because other people will find the faults that are actually there and Christians are blind because they want to believe so badly? Whenever something comes up in the bible that is contradictory to itself or just completely impossible the Christian credo to explain it all away is, "With God All Things Are Possible." That statement makes me sick.   hmm

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                  Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  The thing is that Christians can interpret the Bible with Spiritual eyes/mind/heart.

                  Non-believers can't, because they're not submissive to that particular Spirit.

                  1. Hokey profile image59
                    Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    roll hmm  roll

                  2. wyanjen profile image87
                    wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    meaning, you can't make the bible justify imaginary stuff if you don't use your imagination when you read it.

              2. Randy Godwin profile image92
                Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Hate is a strong word to use when describing someone's differing opinion.  "Dislike" works better, especially if it is used by someone claiming to represent Jesus's teachings.

                And I suppose the proper Christian interpreter of the Holy Scripture would be you,right?  And where is this fact stated?

      2. skyfire profile image72
        skyfireposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You think HP will tolerate sock-puppet show if any user did this for some traffic/fanning gain ? IP address of each user posting on forums/answers/hubs/comments is visible to moderators and admin. Many members already raised this question when TS was replying,so i'm not surprised with their lack of understanding of internet when they said TS is Mark.

  45. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    Non-believers get personal remarks many times cause this is how believers modded society, so i'm sure mark is not surprised with this type of attack-thread.

  46. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    http://www.rsc.co.uk/datas/scooby.jpg Maybe he can help unmask the puppets!

  47. wyanjen profile image87
    wyanjenposted 6 years ago

    Here is HubPages' official Sock Puppet:

    http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv19/wyanjen/sock-puppet-1.jpg

    The only question: is he an atheist?

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Couldn't be, his score socks!

      1. skyfire profile image72
        skyfireposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        big_smile

      2. wyanjen profile image87
        wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, he doesn't seem to have any hubs. Or an account, even...

        lol

  48. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    Green eyes, white face definitely trainee-satanist.

    1. wyanjen profile image87
      wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol

  49. Ron Montgomery profile image59
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    I can't believe this personal attack thread has lasted so long.

    Oh Hub Gods, Oh Hub Gods, why hast thou foresaken Mark?

  50. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    If bible is interpreted by agnostic/atheists or from other religions then it is not interpreted properly cause it is not in favor of belief. So in order to be in favor of belief it has to be interpreted by Christians right ?  I just love religiously rational views.

    1. Hokey profile image59
      Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Exactly!  hmm

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