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posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 10:21 PM
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Originally posted by LastOutfiniteVoiceEternal
reply to post by Astyanax
 


Afterall, I am typing in the thread that is desperately crying about how creationists will destroy ATS through attempting to appeal to the owners and moderators of the site by some pseudo-intellectual user and I'm the one actually doing something about it, not whining and complaining. If you don't got the eggs to stick it out, then go cry in a corner. You know what I'm saying?



LOL that's some pretty funny stuff LOVE dude.
The Astyanax whine and complainthread is about all it amounts to!! No group is destroying jack squat. The atheists and psuedointellectual superior science crowd are the biggest cry babies I've seen on this site. Much worse than the religious. Shameful with all their superior acts




posted on Jun, 24 2008 @ 10:51 PM
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Originally posted by Yosimitie Sam

The atheists and psuedointellectual superior science crowd are the biggest cry babies I've seen on this site. Much worse than the religious. Shameful with all their superior acts
Well at least we're back to the broad baseless generalizations.

Is that a step forward or back?

Either way we've come full circle to where we started from.



posted on Jun, 25 2008 @ 12:10 AM
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Afterall, I am typing in the thread that is desperately crying about how creationists will destroy ATS through attempting to appeal to the owners and moderators of the site by some pseudo-intellectual user and I'm the one actually doing something about it, not whining and complaining. If you don't got the eggs to stick it out, then go cry in a corner.

Thanks for the advice, lad.

Believe me, I'm very grateful to you for keeping up the thread. However, it achieved its object long before you began posting on it. Oddly enough, its success is the reason why it's in the Faith forum in the first place. You would know that if you had been following the action from the start.

I've really no interest in your arguments with undo, atlasastro and OmegaLogos, but I drop by the thread now and then to see who's posting, and how my BTS points are doing.

On that score, incidentally, I've no complaints. Keep up the good work!

Now let's see whether OmegaLogos lives up to his or her screen name, or whether it's you that manages to have the last word. Knowing your record, I'm placing my bets on you.



posted on Jun, 25 2008 @ 08:34 PM
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You're right. I find myself somwhere in between, connected but completely disassociated from their ideologies, intents and methodologies.

It's nothing but a mad scram to copy and paste scriptures from both sides. I've taken notice that most of the people don't even question what they're posting, on both sides.

For one that's not how science works, for two that's not what God wants. God always said question. So they're both deviating from their system's principals.



posted on Jun, 25 2008 @ 08:40 PM
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Originally posted by Astyanax
You would know that if you had been following the action from the start.


So that's all you've got? What if I were tell you that I have been following it from the start? Now what does that make you and your remark?


I've really no interest in your arguments with undo, atlasastro and OmegaLogos.


Then stay out of it. If you've no interest in our arguments then don't attempt to come between our characters and try to, obviously since you've no interest in us, draw banal paralleled generalizations between us.


Knowing your record, I'm placing my bets on you.


You know why I always get the last word? Because I silence my opponents, but not because I run off crying to the owners... because it sinks in through logic that evidentially and eventually what is being presented is undeniable.



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 12:13 AM
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Why are the creationist-bashers in this thread failing to notice that approximately half the threads started concerning Christianity or creationism are not even started by believers? Even the original poster's last four threads had something to do with religious topics. It seems some people have an unhealthy obsession with what they apparently despise or are irritated by.

Many times threads by non-believers are started in order to ask the believers questions. Go look through the CIR, Faith, and O&C forum to see what I am referring to. There are tons of threads directed to believers from non-believers. So what's the deal with saying believers are taking over or destroying ATS when we're not always the ones bringing up the subject? It seems the 'other side' has an equal interest in these topics whether they want to admit it or not- even if the interest is just to debunk religion. Either way, they are the ones talking about it just as much.

This whole thing seems pretty one-sided. If I made several threads asking evolutionists or atheists to explain something to me, I wouldn't have much room to talk or to act disgusted with the topic or treat them like spammers. After all, I asked for it by making those threads.

Hopefully this post will get some of the complainers and staff to think about this. Even many members who applauded the O.P. have made several threads relating to religious topic or at least are frequently seen discussing religion in threads others have started. So they really have no room to talk.

[edit on 6/26/2008 by AshleyD]



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 01:56 AM
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Damn good point. The most hilarious thing is I just looked at that Atheist Chat thread and guess what they are talking about? Bible verses hahahaha. Those damn thumpers are ruining ATS.

BTW Im agnostic, well I believe in a God but not sure about religion.



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 09:57 AM
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Ash we both know what the deal is with all the Creationist bashers. It's the same deal with all the ToE bashers, they fear what they don't understand, and rather than have a civil conversation and find out what people are really thinking, they prefer to just do the verbal equivalent of "spray and pray"(no pun intended) These people have nothing worthwhile to say unless you're someonecan't formulate your own opinion and wnat to piggyback on someone else's asanine rhetoric. Personally I don't anyones obsession with militant atheists/militant creationists/miltant anythings. Their just a fringe group making a lot of noise.

Whoopdee.

And let's all spare each other the tag team nonsense. I see Yosemites ignorant post at the top of this page got 4 stars, most likely from Creationists and/or Believers, whereas my response got none even though its much closer to the truth. Am I claiming tag team? No, just that four people apparently agree with him despite it being utterly devoid of rational thought. You're on a forum, any number of people can weigh in at any time. Besides, the term tag-team implies that several people take turns fighting, a gang-bang is more along the lines of what happenjs around here. And it happens on both sides, so let's everybody EssTeeEffYou about tag teams, yes?



[edit on 26-6-2008 by Gigatronix]



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 10:53 AM
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..hmm, care to look at how many of the threads about atheists are started by atheists?

see, let's look at my case
i like to understand things, so i actually start a thread about a theological topic and discuss it so i can further understand it

now let's look at asty's case,
asty sees a group as destructive or, at the least, highly disruptive to the flow of normal operations and discussion in a civil manner, so there's an obvious complaint to be made



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 05:05 PM
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LOL that's some pretty funny stuff LOVE dude.
The Astyanax whine and complainthread is about all it amounts to!! No group is destroying jack squat. The atheists and psuedointellectual superior science crowd are the biggest cry babies I've seen on this site. Much worse than the religious. Shameful with all their superior acts


Have to agree with this since its their complaints that motivated the owners to make changes to the forum in order to satisfy the complainers paranoia.....I know only one (count em - one) believer on this site on a first name basis that I have u2u-d outside the forum...this does not a conspiracy make - we do not have an organized method of posting as in ganging up...the OP of this thread is simply another way of baiting and bashing folk with a different point of view - ie. believers who hold an alternative view of the origins of man and the universe...

When I first came on ATS/BTS (I am a newbie) I was truly shocked at the level of hatred spewing from some quarters for people(believers) they do not know, and may never meet....since then I have come to expect it, and am now aware of the spirit to whom I address my remarks



posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 05:51 PM
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Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
asty sees a group as destructive or, at the least, highly disruptive to the flow of normal operations and discussion in a civil manner, so there's an obvious complaint to be made


MIMS, I could easily make a thread pointing out the same behavior from certain atheist members and can guarantee you the thread would also be flooded with stars, flags, and members agreeing with me. It is a real problem around here. Like Realshanti above, I was also shocked when I first joined ATS and saw the caustic attitudes directed towards Christians. Not to mention thread after thread after thread being derailed.

I see such comments from Christians all the time saying something along those lines: 'When I first came to ATS... Oh my!'

There is hardly ever a religious topic on ATS that isn't eventually blessed with the presence of off topic religion bashers. It messes up the flow of conversation every time. I don't plan to make a thread about it because I'm tired of the drama but I can't understand how Gigatronix can see it works both ways but nobody else can.

Anyways, I have truly said all I can say on this subject. My above comment was due to the fact after all this went down, I had made a point to stay out of all the heated threads dealing with religion/creationism and have been spending more time on BTS and in 'laid back' topics. But then I kept seeing thread with titles like, 'Creationists Explain This,' 'Bible People Answer This,' 'How do Christians explain this,' 'What does the Bible say about this,' etc. and thought I would come into this thread one last time to point it out.

I really have no interest in returning to this thread and will be unsubscribing from it yet again.




posted on Jun, 26 2008 @ 08:21 PM
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Since this thread is pretty much going nowhere, lets put a fresh conspiracy spin on it.

Anybody care to speculate as to who this Asty imposter is going around trying to smear him? I got a u2u from someone with a very similar name(so similar I actually thought it was him at first) with some very disturbing imagery. I've heard others have gotten similar messages.

What's up people? Is this really what it's coming to?


[edit on 26-6-2008 by Gigatronix]

[edit on 26-6-2008 by Gigatronix]



posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 12:49 AM
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Thanks, Gigatronix. Yes, it seems as if someone has enough of a problem with me to post gay porn (at least, that's what LastVoiceOutfiniteEternal tells me it is) on other people's profiles in my name.

Crakeur tells me AshleyD and Bigwhammy have been spammed with this crap, too. So it's not just my 'registered friends' but people I regularly debate with, too.

Given the kind of spam it is (and some of my posting activity over the last few days), I would say the imposter has an issue, not with my atheism, but with my sympathy with homosexuals.

I've put up a thread about it, because I'm afraid a lot of people will see this stuff and think it's really me.



posted on Jul, 1 2008 @ 10:35 PM
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Originally posted by AshleyD
MIMS, I could easily make a thread pointing out the same behavior from certain atheist members and can guarantee you the thread would also be flooded with stars, flags, and members agreeing with me.


and pure idiocy gets flooded with stars, flags, and shared sentiment on this site, so it's really not that surprising





It is a real problem around here. Like Realshanti above, I was also shocked when I first joined ATS and saw the caustic attitudes directed towards Christians.


really?
i noticed that the attitudes of christians tended to be caustic when i joined...though it was a generally more friendly attitude all around

you might want to go and dig some stuff up from that time period to demonstrate what you're talking about. such statements can sure as hell support a case if people aren't paying attention, but i like to have some backing.



Not to mention thread after thread after thread being derailed.



I see such comments from Christians all the time saying something along those lines: 'When I first came to ATS... Oh my!'


"oh my! atheists actually have a free voice and aren't actively oppressed!"

honestly, i hear that too, but the shock just comes from actually meeting resistance
unless you'd like to succeed in proving that there's a particularly caustic attitude towards christians on this site, something many have tried and failed to do



There is hardly ever a religious topic on ATS that isn't eventually blessed with the presence of off topic religion bashers. It messes up the flow of conversation every time.


really?
i find it quite the opposite. many atheists even put in curious queries to better understand those we disagree with

at times, some of us try to open up religious discourse to understand things better...



I don't plan to make a thread about it because I'm tired of the drama


well, it'll also save you the trouble of being proven horribly wrong



posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 01:42 AM
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Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
you might want to go and dig some stuff up from that time period to demonstrate what you're talking about. such statements can sure as hell support a case if people aren't paying attention, but i like to have some backing.



well, it'll also save you the trouble of being proven horribly wrong


Calling my bluff, eh? Here is one early example. I never said anything to deserve what the below member said to me and had been having a civil discussion with several non-Christians on that thread:


Talking to one of 'gods warriors' is like to talking to a wet sack of doorknobs. They have one thing in mind and that is the destruction of all who will not see things their way. I laughed myself silly also at the ridiculous links that nutcase posted...These 'warriors' for god are the most demented and twisted bunch on the planet. You can tell by the way this nitwit writes she has blood dripping from her fangs....


There are many examples but I remember that particular exchange because it was the first time I ever became so fed up I resorted to the alert feature. Things like that happened almost daily when I was new. Not just to me but to Christians in general.

But didn't we already have this exact discussion on Sizzle's thread? How quickly we forget. The examples I used of comments that that had been directed towards me were so terrible a mod had to snip them out of my post. Surely you remember because the post that was snipped was a reply to you to show you how it works both ways.

There were also two antagonists in particular that followed me around to whatever thread I was in and tossed my name around in threads where I hadn't said a word. Two mods eventually stepped in and told them to back off. Then there is one member who has been banned multiple times but kept making new accounts after the previous ones would be banned. The final encounter I had with him was when he called me a whore b****. Then there are the U2U taunts and profile spamming I have mentioned in past threads. The fun never ends. Why are you asking me to bring this all up again?

Well, that is my story in a Reader's Digest nut shell but I could go on until the server crashes. Other Christians have similar tales. There is no point in citing endless examples because you and I have gone around and around on this issue before but you continually refuse to see what Christians endure on here.

The thing is, MIMS, is that I and many other Christians can admit there are some over the top Christians on ATS that make us cringe. I've even had some Christians on my ignore list in the past. Why can't you admit that it works both ways? It is almost delusional at this point for anyone to say it is all one side's fault and our own side never, ever does anything wrong.

And please don't think I'm crying about it or playing the victim. I am sick to death of the atheist vs. Christian feud and am simply answering your question on this subject again. Honestly, I am over it, have forgiven everyone, ask everyone to forgive me for the times I have lost my temper, and am trying to stay out of threads like this one from now on that serve no other purpose than to bait and cause hurt feelings. There is not a single member here I hate although I do have a mental list of people I now avoid.

I am not trying to get anything started up again with this comment and have finally reached my 'zen' point where it doesn't faze me anymore. Both sides have sunken to low levels when we should have walked away, myself included. Can you acknowledge that it is not just one side? In my opinion, you would have to be blind to not see it. Even atheists on this and other threads have acknowledged partial responsibility in the long lasting feud.

[edit on 7/2/2008 by AshleyD]



posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 06:49 AM
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Go Creationists!!!



I'm with you all the way. There IS a Creator, imho, beyond a doubt.

However... I came to that conclusion myself, through PERSONAL experience and reflection. I've posted my thoughts on the subject many times in multiple threads over the years and it is now as clear as spring water to me.

I got me a Creator but no bunch of fellow followers.



The reason I am agnostic is that I refuse to 'join a group' of those who have a condensed version of what I believe... I'm not Jewish, nor Christian, nor Muslim, LDS, Protestant nor any other type of controlled 'group think'.

I prefer a direct relationship with the Creator instead of one filtered through some kind of 'club' like organized religion.

THAT'S what this is all about... it isn't the creationists that are the subject of this thread... it's the off-shoot clubs and the unoriginal, impersonal
they continually spew.



posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 09:01 AM
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i'm shocked that you said this, masqua. while i understand tradition and the desire to believe whatever someone with authority tells you, can be a little inane at times, it's certainly not the sole purview of a specific group of the religious. and by the way, you left out pagans, pantheists, and atheists.



posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 10:01 AM
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pure science = the search for answers regardless of what ANYONE else says.

many people who extol the current definition of science as superior to anything else, have ignored pure science. they'll tell you it's pure science anyway, but only in those instances where they will try to use some part of it to prove their position is superior to anyone else's - such as, i know that gravity exists and does what scientists say it does because i can test it in my own environment.

that some of the data fits what's observable, helps cement the rest of the data, lends it credibility. but pure science it is not, no more than a person telling half the truth is practicing pure science. (makes it more believeable though). ommission of some details helps in this regard, such as fudging the dating because you're that sure you were right about something else, no matter how many times controversial data arises to prove your initial theory wrong.

if it were pure science, they'd throw out their science books and go do the tests themselves before believing a word of it. they'd go dig up the fossils. they'd date them. they'd be sure the process wasn't negatively impacted by other data. they do the chemical analyses. they'd start from ground zero, and determine the answers for themselves.

NO ONE DOES THIS, not even the guys who are active in science. they rely on the findings and traditions of the people before them.

so pure science does not exist.



posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 04:15 PM
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Oh but honey! I'm a pure scientist


You should read some of what I write, pay attention, you know? See if I really follow all the rules and compiled traditions.



posted on Jul, 27 2008 @ 09:26 AM
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Has it happened yet, has ATS been destroyed.

Have the creationist
destroyed ATS yet.:bash: I guess all the creationist bashing saved ATS from certain doom.
Damn, were else can the creationist go to do this....:bnghd:.



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