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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
However, I and some other staff have been noticing an irrational sensitivity from many toward harsh criticism of Obama...
Because of this surprising amount of criticism sensitivity in some, I can *understand* where terms like "Obamaites" and "Obamanuts" come from. Just as liberals often referred to Republicans as "Repugnants." Just like any such general term, usage is important. When used an insult directed toward a member, that's bad and warnable. When used to define a generalized attitude of a group of people, it ain't great but most likely not warnable.
Originally posted by gormly
From what I see, liberal or left leaners on ATS only see one side of a coin.
Originally posted by Walkswithfish
[I hope you are paid well.
Originally posted by Majic
Developing a healthy tolerance for different opinions is not only necessary for personal growth, but crucial to denying ignorance.
“Chaioth,” the animals, belong to the kingdom below the Human Kingdom. Even though we call ourselves Human, we are still Chaioth. We are “intellectual Chaioth,” or intellectual animals as we say. We are still animals, but with intellect.
(Gnostic Teachings of the Kabbalah)
Originally posted by SS,Naga
You have merely broken up a few 'fights.' Hard feelings will return, unabated.
Substitute "Mason" for "Democrat" and I feel your pain. Quoth SO
Originally posted by Frankidealist35
Am I the only one that sees this as kind of unfair? So one side has to be fair but the other side doesn't? I WILL DEBUNK the misinformation that I see on here and I will still be critical of Barack Obama. Just because I'm a Democrat doesn't mean that I support him mindlessly. I dislike how I have to put a disclaimer on all of my threads saying how when I talk about Obama and stuff I have to say that I don't mindlessly supprot him. There has to be some guidelines for the other side. I'm sick and tired of being forced to act differently just because I'm a member of the party that's in power. I try to help the neocons, and the conservatives, and the liberals here deny ignorance. But I am starting to dislike putting a disclaimer that just because my views are partisan or something like that doesn't mean that I mindlessly support Obama just so people will listen to me, or, etc...
So yeah. I'm a Mason. I debunk misinformation when people accuse me of organized gang stalking, child prostitution, devil worship and any number of other absurdities. And other people debunk it too. But if the same people make the same arguments, whether they're Masons or not, all the sudden we get accused of gang posting. It could be that we're in agreement because the accusations thrown at us have no logical base, but the mods feel it safer to assume a conspiracy of users intent on derailing those who might expose our reptilian overlords.
Without fail, topics that begin with a critical analysis of one or more aspects of Freemasonry are soon inundated with rapid-fire defensive replies from a select few members. And, those select few members appear to have 95% or more of their focus on those types of posts, within those types of threads... or, rapid-fire atta-boy replies in threads with positive remarks about Freemasonry. In other words, an apparent dedicated single-minded effort.
Originally posted by JoshNorton
It could be that we're in agreement because the accusations thrown at us have no logical base, but the mods feel it safer to assume a conspiracy of users intent on derailing those who might expose our reptilian overlords.
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
I was going to give you more info on John R R Searls reguarding your UFO video but it seems you know it all.
ad ho⋅mi⋅nem –adjective
1. appealing to one's prejudices, emotions, or special interests rather than to one's intellect or reason.
2. attacking an opponent's character rather than answering his argument.