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Message 1231414 - Posted: 13 May 2012, 4:01:57 UTC - in response to Message 1230829.
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This thread is being locked for 24 hours. Debate is welcome, Attacks are not, Hence the time out.


Greetings, James et al.

Jim_S has suggested that I ask for this thread to be locked again, as it is already long (particularly for those that still have to put up with dialup) and that I start a second version of this thread, perhaps laying down some ground rules. This might not be a bad idea. however, S@H already has rules for posting on their message boards. What could I add? I can look at Qui-Gon's old "Religious Thread"s for ideas, if he'd added anything, but I do not recall that he did.

Here is one rule I absolutely insist on: no one that is discussing religion (from whatever angle) may be run out of this thread.
I had plans to create the thread anyway, but when the intelligent design and whether it should be taught in US schools arose in my "Head Scratchers" thread, it made it all the more necessary, as it was off-topic.
So, sorry, but when "xclusive (aka Dave Two)" tried to run our fellow poster Intelligent Design out of this thread and into one he (xclusive) created, that was wrong. It is part of the discussion that this thread is for, whether I agree with it or not.
And just to be clear, I do not believe the I.D. theory. But I do defend the poster I.D.s right to discuss it, in a thread which includes that as a topic.

These things being said, moderators, if you do wish to lock this thread again and have me open Mach II of this thread, let me know. However, I would appreciate some guidance, via PM discussion, regarding ground rules to set, beyond what has already been mentioned.

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Message 1231433 - Posted: 13 May 2012, 5:33:54 UTC
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I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. ~ Voltaire

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. ~ Voltaire


Perhaps he was right about Faith? Then again I doubt it. [smile] But, nevertheless I agree with the right to speak---freely and within reason.

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Message 1231556 - Posted: 13 May 2012, 14:10:21 UTC - in response to Message 1231414.
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This thread is being locked for 24 hours. Debate is welcome, Attacks are not, Hence the time out.


Greetings, James et al.

Jim_S has suggested that I ask for this thread to be locked again, as it is already long (particularly for those that still have to put up with dialup) and that I start a second version of this thread, perhaps laying down some ground rules. This might not be a bad idea. however, S@H already has rules for posting on their message boards. What could I add? I can look at Qui-Gon's old "Religious Thread"s for ideas, if he'd added anything, but I do not recall that he did.

Here is one rule I absolutely insist on: no one that is discussing religion (from whatever angle) may be run out of this thread.
I had plans to create the thread anyway, but when the intelligent design and whether it should be taught in US schools arose in my "Head Scratchers" thread, it made it all the more necessary, as it was off-topic.
So, sorry, but when "xclusive (aka Dave Two)" tried to run our fellow poster Intelligent Design out of this thread and into one he (xclusive) created, that was wrong. It is part of the discussion that this thread is for, whether I agree with it or not.
And just to be clear, I do not believe the I.D. theory. But I do defend the poster I.D.s right to discuss it, in a thread which includes that as a topic.

These things being said, moderators, if you do wish to lock this thread again and have me open Mach II of this thread, let me know. However, I would appreciate some guidance, via PM discussion, regarding ground rules to set, beyond what has already been mentioned.


Honestly Sarge, I did that because at the time this thread went way way way off the topic of religion, and began to be about another issue (creation in SCIENCE).

I surely was NOT trying to run anyone out of any thread, and I feel that I try to be an advocate of free speech. And, as much as me and ID disagree, we still participate together in the forums and have not had any issues. I have always been one of those people that feels everyone has the right to believe and practice whatever they want- so long as it doesn't interfere with someone else's right to do the same.

But I'm glad I (someone who has not started or even had any problems with anyone) got singled out, especially for trying to keep your thread from being hijacked... If when I started that thread people were frowning on it, someone could have let me know, and I would have politely requested it locked and hidden.

But since I've been singled out, when the issues happening in this thread DID NOT INVOLVE ME, I think perhaps I'll avoid this part of the forums for awhile.

what a crock. really.
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Message 1231691 - Posted: 13 May 2012, 19:57:58 UTC

* The wonder of creation

* The problem of good and evil

* The emptiness of worldly success

* The life of Jesus Christ

* The evidence of changed lives

* The question of eternity

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Message 1231801 - Posted: 14 May 2012, 0:57:12 UTC

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