reply to post by SkepticOverlord
This post that appeared toward the end of the change in religious stuff thread appears not to have been seen by you and I'd sure appreciate your
response, if at all workable.
BTW, I have posted several posts and my points haven't changed at all . . . is there a reason for that? Is the points system broken or shut down?
Here's the post:
posted on 11/6/2008 @ 21:04 single this post
reply to post by SkepticOverlord
It's still not clear to me . . . witness
and Guy Malone's perspective well buttressed by a huge panel of high level experts . . . that no AUTHENTIC CHRISTIAN HAS EVER BEEN ABDUCTED . . . and
that basic Christian Spiritual warfare can prevent abductions. Further, that folks with a brief long ago exposure to Sunday School have halted
abductions in the midst of transpiring by calling on Jesus.
Where can such be discussed robustly?
Also, as a Christian, it is common, virtually assured, that any significant issue which crosses any sort of world view/ cosmological/ philosophical/
spiritual turf is likely to have a component automatically requiriing some spiritual/Christian flavored comment, if I'm to comment at all--unless I
ruthlessly censor every word and nuance.
Even when I have tried to be very sparse, low level etc. in mentioning some aspect of a comment about ET's abductions, END TIMES CONSPIRACIES etc.
Many mods have been very harsh and many members just as harsh in insisting that I take all such comments to some Christian forum. Actually, many of
such assaults can go on for many posts with some mods engaging in them as ruthlessly as some members--with obvious impunity. Rather off-putting to say
the least. Usually, the very small minority of Christians daring to show up or speak up in the least on such a topic are hounded off the thread post
haste or at least as soon as many harshly abusive members can wear the Christians down.
But the topic is NOT ON/IN an ATS Christian forum. Indeed, there doesn't seem to be a place where the intersections of such PRESUMED CROSS-TOPIC
subjects can be discussed on ATS.
I understand that most of the mods are atheists/agnostics and that some of them are logically and demonstrably quite hostile to any Christians that
show up on that board. Also, that volunteer mods are not exactly easy to come by of any quality and trustworthiness. And, that this often enough
presents problems in managing mods and super mods with strong biase.
That resutls, in the case of the USA in a forum where 80% or so of the USA population is treated so much like last class citizens that they'd better
be of very stout stuff if they want to even show their little pinky finger in a thread.
I think much of the time, many Christians just hide their world-view/cosmology rather than put up with all the flack. That's MUCH more than a little
It appears to be the case that the coming 12 months may be the most dramatic 12 months of the last many hundred years. Some of us are convinced that
the forces of good and evil are gearing up for the literal Armageddon not too many years hence.
In any case, to have one major value orientation which has contained and demonstrated the massive amount of good works in education, hospitals, and a
list of other ways for the last 2,000 years . . . which has fostered much of the world's best art of the last 2000 years . . . as well as the
world's best literature . . . to have that value orientation soooooo muffled to even silenced on so many critical threads of importance in the broad
areas ATS covers . . . is beyond--well beyond deplorable and idiotic.
I don't know what the answer is. I can hear the wails and protests already to this post. I sure would appreciate the 3 Amigo's giving this set of
problems some serious thought and a better solution than I've seen heretofore and than I see on this thread.
I greatly appreciate ATS.
I appreciate the efforts to clean up the software and make it more navigable.
I appreciate efforts to make it easier to see our posts and responses to them. I hope those efforts continue to improve things.
Thank you for doing a lot of things well and right.
I would greatly appreciate this area presenting better workable solutions,