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Originally posted by randyvs
Think you're parawacked on this one by a far cry.
There are a number of religious forums and I don't believe what you say
about getting jumped by religious nuts. Always with the insults and childish
name calling. tut tut tut. In short " my white rozy azz". Oh and" poorbaby".
[edit on 30-12-2009 by randyvs]
Originally posted by Parallex
Good Morning everyone.
I am curious.
What is the role of religion on ATS?
As far as I am aware, ATS is a 'Conspiracy Website' - please correct me if I am wrong, in the spirit of denying ignorance.
I thoroughly enjoy discussing CONSPIRACIES involving the subjective matter of religion. There have been lots of interesting subjects and topics to peruse in this regard.
But I get confused when I see lots of threads discussing religious convictions. Religious folk seem to feel the need to put up threads asking when the Messiah is coming. Or ask when the rapture is. Or other such lovely threads as to why Gay folks wont get into heaven, and should be killed etc. There are no conspiracies in these subjects. Of course, many people will say "Oh but there is - this (they rabidly point to any given thread) particular conspiracy had this subject as part of it!".
Religion (or more specifically religious conviction) plays a big part in many conspiracies, but this is no excuse to constantly propound religious conviction as a good thing or that it is useful to the community on ATS. I have argued in many cases that religion is a BAD thing for the structure and integrity of ATS, and that it curtails empirical, logical and rational discussion and analysis of sensible conspiracy theory.
Is ATS worried about clamping down on the nutters because they form a disturbingly sizeable part of the 'active' community? Or that maybe ATS will receive bad press in the U.S?
Things cannot carry on as they are - the boards are getting clogged with the RELIGION vs. RATIONALITY argument, and it's proving difficult to go anywhere on this site without being assailed by crazy religious folk. I refuse to use the IGNORE button, as I would like to see the TRUE picture of the ATS community.
The questions I pose to the management team at ATS are these -
What is the role of religion on ATS? And will the prescribed position of religion on ATS be policed?