As I begin this first article of the new year, I quote Congressman Alcee Hastings, who often begins a speech by intoning, “If I offend anyone, I assure you it was purely intentional.” Another hero of mine, the brilliant essayist and outspoken atheist, Christopher Hitchens, observed that many people use the words “I am offended” as an argument, as if being offended means that the other person must be wrong.
Let us make a resolution this year to get over ourselves and stop being so offended by opinions that differ from our own.
A good point. There are far too many websites and forums run like military dictatorships with no allowance for differences in thinking. Owned by weak little snowflakes who cannot counter anyone disagreeing with them. Atheists in particular have a wide range of beliefs and any admin who thinks he speaks for all atheists is fucking delusional.
Deleted: This forum is finished, dead, kaput and no longer in use by any previous members. Spammers haven especially if you can read Chinese.Otherwise this forum is pretty much useless.
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Deleted: glad to see you go. deleted. Peddle your lies, bullshit, fantasies elsewhere .
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Deleted: A spammer selling fake credentials, someone with conspiracy theories out the wazoo and two ways of spelling their username, a butthurt chap kicked out of another site, and a drift of strays. Not enough. I'm killing my profile.
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pamz: Is this a good place to put a question??? This board seems to have been well organized and energetic. What's happened? I know message boards can lose energy...is that it? Or, was it something else? Did the furious finger of GAWD strike you?
Mar 5, 2023 3:26:11 GMT 10
pamz: Thank you, everyone.
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