posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 02:40 PM
Thanks for this thread, I read it for the first time last night, coincidentally just after coming off a thread in which an exchange unfortunately
seemed to be going a bit...sour?...no, intense. This certainly helped me to take a step back.
Having reflected on your question a little, a few things came to mind.
They say that when you're in a pub, or socialising, you should never discuss religion, politics or money unless you're ready for things to
potentially get very awkward, very quickly.
What originally drew me to ATS was the opportunity to immerse myself in a wealth of often highly informed, intelligently debated and original
information and discussions about topics that were, for the most part, focusing at arms length from those famous social taboos. Threads focused on
stuff like geology, science, arts, military tech'/r&d, military projects, space projects, some of the more scientific/investigative ufo threads...
I think that, like the saying indicates, if you move into threads that are primarily focused on heavily loaded and very contemporary religious,
political and economic issues, particularly highly charged current affairs that are impacting the real lives of so many in our world so tragically and
at such a great cost now, and with a global audience, maybe it's inevitable that there will be the odd disturbance within the 'room'?
By the way, I don't think you'll find this sense of a growing expression of anger is unique to ATS? it seems to be evident all over the web in
discussion forums on current affairs, at least that's what I'm seeing.
Thanks anyway, I'll do my best...