Just practing in the forums.

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  1. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Well I'm back in the forums and happy to be saying Hello to my fellow posters. I have missed being a part of the forums, where one can offer unsolicited advice on all subjects without consequences unless you insist on the separation of religion and the state or insist there is no sky fairy.

    This time I will be more careful when I speak up about the religious fundies. A rabid lot, they defend the indefensible with great rigor and will not have a bad word spoken about whichever version of a god their particular religion dictates. No worries, I will leave them to their own devices as much as I can. I may still find it a bit hard not to bowl over the odd homophobe and racist but otherwise intend to watch from the sidelines and let others try to separate fact from fantasy for them.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome back Earnest. I give it 3 weeks before you can't resist. big_smile

      1. earnestshub profile image89
        earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You are most probably right Mark. The lunacy gets to me I think. smile

  2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    lol   hey Earnest...good to see you....   big_smile

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, It's good to see you too. smile

  3. Bill Manning profile image72
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    Nice to see you here Ernest, did not know you were banned. Yeah stay away from the religious stuff, it's a no win situation! hmm

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Bill, nice to see you again. smile

  4. MPG Narratives profile image60
    MPG Narrativesposted 7 years ago

    Welcome back earnestshub, I was wondering where you were?? Nice to see you're back smile

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you! Yep I have opinions on more than motorcycles and cars, and may have to be a bit more careful which snakes I tread on in future!

  5. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    Welcome Back! Did you know that there's a filter by Edweirdo, that will let you block the religious and political forum? Might keep you out of trouble and here with us. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Nellie, I should listen to you, I know you are right. I will do my best to filter myself, as my track record is not good, and I believe in track records.. smile smile

  6. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    Missed you Earnest - glad to see you're back. smile

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, that is sweet. I missed the interaction with you too. I will have to go in to "able to deal with nonsense" therapy, so the religiously marvelous don't p*ss me off as much. smile

      1. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol  I need it most days, and not only for the deists.

  7. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Welcome back, Ernest  (and maybe it would be good not to mention "sky fairies" at all   lol - but that's up to you, of course.  smile )

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Liz! Would "Your invisible magic friend" be a good replacement? smile

      1. Lisa HW profile image66
        Lisa HWposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'm assuming that would make a great substitution (although I have to admit I find "sky fairies" kind of appealing (but that's just me).   smile

  8. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    I don't know Ernestshub, I can't even read the titles of the topics without getting pissed off and irritated. That's why I block all but four forums. It's so much nicer this way.

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Nellie, I have never looked to see how that could be done, but I will look now.

  9. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    It's about time, mate!  I'm working on a filter for individual posters.  Remember this though, Maddie said she and Norah were responsible for 99% of the moderation on the forums.  So don't anger the ladies and you'll be fine. lol

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Randy! I wonder if they would care to divulge their religious leanings?

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Doubtful.  I don't think they like snakes, though!  smile

        1. earnestshub profile image89
          earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          There seems to be a shortage of snake lovers here. Spiders don't seem to be popular either. I worry about that. They are yet another two phobias that can be removed with knowledge as they were installed by myths.

  10. recommend1 profile image69
    recommend1posted 7 years ago

    Welcome back Ernest - It is a shame that you and others have been beaten back by the contemptible tricks and complaints of a small group of pseudo christians.

    I felt that this removal of sane voices from the religious forums came to a head with the increase of religious advertising, commerce is a dirty (but understandable) business ah ! big_smile

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You may have a point there. I wonder what freedom FROM religion is left. I'm well over it myself, and well over the controlling nonsense it spews all over the net.
                                       Bronze aged thinking in my opinion.

      1. recommend1 profile image69
        recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Unfortunately it is a creeping kind of death for progress - the whole new-christian project is about trying to return to some kind of stability through ignorance of the dark ages. Mostly because rigid morals, rigid thinking and simple minded thinking cannot cope with the freedom that we enjoy to shape our own futures.

        1. earnestshub profile image89
          earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I see the results of the closed minded thinking in religious zealots and cringe for my fellow man. How could mankind still remain so ignorant as to use their fantasy to run other peoples lives through their religion. Smart as mud.

  11. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Welcome back Earnest! smile

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Cagsil. You have survived the forums well, a true warrior.

  12. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Ernesto - GREAT to see you again!!

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Habee! Always nice to see you. You are almost a fixture in the 100 club these days. Well done! smile

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You've been knockin' the old 3 digits out lately yourself, Earnest!  Are you sure you weren't born in Georgia?  lol

        1. earnestshub profile image89
          earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I often say I'm from Missouri ... Show me. smile
          Yep, I have seen the three digits a bit lately, I have absolutely no idea why either.

  13. profile image63
    logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago

    Glad to have you back earnest!
    Looks like you've survived the water and the wind!
    Hope you still are enamored of bananas! smile

 
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