If ATS wanted it to be different, it would be.
Originally posted by The Revenant
ATS is NOT dealing with its' hatred.
That's my conclusion after much thought.
Hatred, division, fear and extremism are what feed and run this country and they are what keeps ATS thriving. It's become a hotbed of fear and
hatred. When it was a group of people talking about conspiracy theories, there was no room for the hatred I see here now (and will not tolerate in my
There are Muslim hate threads all through the Politics and Social Issues forums, but start a thread about a supposed Christian terrorist act, and show
frustration and fear about Christianity... and it goes into the RANT forum in BTS, supporting the idea that it's acceptable and understandable to
hate Muslims, but if you hate Christians, you're just ranting.
This is my fear, I desperately want to let go of my hatred, as it's beginning to get to me. But I can't - because what if one day another Breivik
appears outside my door? I'm going to need every ounce of my hatred then.
You want to hold onto hatred so that, should some unknown monster show up outside your door in the future, you'll have hatred handy?
like you're addicted to the division just like a lot of other people. This paragraph shows me that you fear letting go of hate... I wish you
wouldn't buy into that. There is NO good reason to hold onto hatred and keep it close to your heart. If you need it, it will be there, trust me.
Human beings are quite able to drum up hatred at a moment's notice.
The way to let go of hatred is simply to stop immersing yourself in it. Speaking only for myself (but I suspect I speak for more) that's why I am
staying away from ATS for the most part right now. I don't want the fear and hatred to be a part of my life. It's consuming and detrimental to the
spirit. I hope this is just a phase at ATS. I hope the administration eventually decides that they don't want this kind of site. But it's their
choice and I will do what's right for me.
You can't stop hatred, any more than you can stop terrorism. But you can stop participating in it, adding to it, feeding it, arguing with it. Imagine
a bunch of haters on a forum with no one to argue with... I will no longer feed the hatred by trying to eradicate it. That just makes it stronger and
Where do we go from here?
I'm choosing to give my power to more positive things... like love, acceptance, peace and charity, instead of arguing with haters on the Internet.
You'd be surprised how many things you can do in your community to feed these positive concepts, thus helping them grow, instead of arguing with
haters, feeding (and therefore growing) the hatred.
We all have the choice. No one can serve two masters. Which master will you serve?
Thanks for listening.