Hey Katiem2 its me LeeLa I do not discuss religion or politics with anyone. All it does is turn into some heated debate that is draining, gives you a headache and makes you pissy for the rest of the day. Life is too short to worry about what the person next to you thinks about those 2 topics
are you referring to the forums? I can't see those forums because I have them blocked with edweirdo's filter!
life can be complicated enough, I agree, I don't want to see or hear adults whining and complaining about every single issue known to man if I have a choice. I tend towards 'glass half-full', upbeat, solution oriented conversations.
Mornin' Someway : Did that answer your question? : Slurrrrpp...ahhh...damn! ...cuppa strong hot coffee hits the spot on a freezin' cold mornin'! Thermom' says 31 degrees out there! I hope yer healthy, happy and warm : Qwark
Katiem: Aw, it doesn't bother me. I see a name and it's immediately obvious that I will respond or not. Religion is so pervasively dominant on every continent that it's gonna have a illogical and inane influence in the lives of most people you are going to meet in life. I consider the source and know that in this life ya gotta bend a little and accept the "relatively good with the relatively bad." Unless ya wanna be a "recluse" and just disappear for the remainder of life. I enjoy everyday "prattle" with others. Most think of me as a "nutcase," but then, gosh, that goes both ways...lolol : Qwark
Though I believe it tends to be the same entities merely recycling themselves!
WE... People from outside of the States, really do struggle with what looks like an over zealous political and religious stance by many in the States... You NEED To see it from our perspective, to appreciate what I mean by this statement.. but it isn't a positive, due to the aggressive separation between the factions.
Edit: I Don't personally, having had US affiliations for several years.... You guys probably find Kiwis Strange
I don't have a lot of nonesense time, but I admit some of the nonsense I respond to in the forums is entertaining. Although sometimes I find I can't resist responding on some things I'm passionate about. Makes for a good diversion at times for a few minutes here and there.
I also love Edweirdo's filter! One thing I especially appreciate is that if I'm in the mood for bizarre entertainment, I can uncheck the filter box and see the religious and political threads again. I haven't done that yet, but it's nice to have the choice.
I am glad you mention this particular subject. Where has the fun gone from the forums? Not just here but forums in general.
I remember the heady days of discussions about the benefits or negative effects of potential negatively charged dark matter spinning anti-clockwise around a super string in a vacuum at zero Kelvin around 2 million parsecs from Earth around the center of the Milky...... hey........
Katie, I know exactly what you mean! Not only is back-and-forth never-ending, it's often offensive. I don't understand why so many people seem to debate as some kind of personal mission. Maybe they get too wrapped up in being online. That's how it comes across, anyway.
I haven't gotten the filter yet, but am very nearly ready to. I try to just avoid those forums and so I didn't think I needed a filter to do that. But then the first ten topics when I came in today were politics and religion. I had to go to the second page of discusions to find anything I wanted to respond to.
I have my beliefs just like anyone else, but I don't feel the need to to cram them down anyone's throat. I hate it when that's done to me, so it makes sense that others wouldn't like it either.
Life is too short to spend it arguing with people you'll never convince one way or the other anyway.
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