Baer, the topic that brought about this thread was not about taking a swack at somebody's personal belief system. I respect all people's belief systems, I would never tell somebody how to live their lives. It was about asking to not have somebody's belief system thrown in my face when I am not there to talk about said belief system. Most of us have our own belief systems and are very happy with them.Originally posted by Baer Charlton:
If someone feels that the only way they can contribute in a thread, is to take a personal swack at someone or their belief systems.... shame on them. Maybe a time out.
I seriously doubt you believe I stick 'read the Bible' and 'save your soul' in every post I have made. I've never tried to 'get someone saved' or 'converted' to anything. And, because it was thrown out there by another participant, I happened to vote for Bush because he represented more closely my beliefs, and the other choice was nightmarish, IMHO. But why that (Bush) connection was made to my post is completely beyond anything that resembles sense. I'm not a follower of President Bush, as was so strongly suggested. I've never posted a political opinion, and failed to see why that charge was made against me.Originally posted by Emibub:
Yikes, can't believe all this controversey. since I am one of the possible "thin skinned" people who requested that we didn't need to bring religion into the discussion.....
It isn't the first time the poster has felt the need to tell us to save our souls. I don't want to have to read this stuff when I am looking for framing discussions. I felt it was time to say something. I don't feel I was being unkind. It has nothing to do with religion pro or con either way. There is a time and a place and this forum isn't it. It is one thing to end your post with "God Bless them" or "God Bless that', it is quite another to use every opening to tell everybody to read the bible and the end is coming. This is supposed to be a business discussion area. I imagine there are forums that are geared towards business owning Christians where it would be acceptable.
It is not a matter of being disagreeable or liking to argue, it is all about common sense.
You mean you guys aren't watching us all the time to make sure we behave! And here I thought it was because the Grumble was well moderated that it ran so well. And I've been telling the photographers on the new forum I'm on not to worry about it turning into amateur camera club level discussions if it is well moderated like the Grumble. Turns out the Grumble is mostly self moderated and it is the people we have on here that keep things from getting out of hand.Originally posted by Marc Lizer:
For the most part, moderators are already not on duty most of the time.
This has been brewing for a while.Originally posted by TheDoctah:
I'm not sure why this is even coming up.