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Venturing into this forum and participating in these discussions implies that you are interested in these topics.
We can't begin to truly discuss these topics if we're constantly arguing about if God is real or not.
Imagine discussing algebra while someone keeps interjecting that they still don’t believe in addition. The very reason that classes such as these have prerequisites is so new ground can be covered in the subject.
To sum things up. Let's stay on topic and allow discussions to take place without constant interference.
If your only response to this is "who cares" or "there's no God", save it -- I've heard your opinion before, and your sharing it contributes nothing.
Here are some examples...
Originally posted by luciddream
Those are perfect for religious people discussion where non-believers don't have to intervene... but there are baiting threads that folks in those fourms like to do.
i'm sorry but these threads are asking for onslaught.
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
reply to post by adjensen
Oh...right. In that case, I'd like to point out the Christian ATSers who like to post a line of scripture or bleat a few words of mantra, then disappear.
Let's see if I got this straight: you want the ATS staff to stop the skeptics from questioning the believers on any threads not specifically intended for doing so?
Without discussion between opposing viewpoints, the same old subforum broken records will continue to rehash boring ideas because there's no friction to light the fires of epiphany.
Frankly I'm appalled that you don't believe in God ,you should be killed denying your creator.Hell is heating up for people like you.
Originally posted by Skorpoin
A lot of times, the first few posts on religious threads are usually by non-believers and say nothing other than ridicule / deny the subject of religion. These posts contribute NOTHING to the subject being discussed. While I don't mind long discussions on religious matters as long as there is substance or an interesting perspective, such hit-and-run posts are annoying and disruptive in nature, and overall simply ruins the decorum.
Here are some examples...
Can you imagine a non-believer in UFO's going over to the UFO section and making posts in threads dismissing outright the UFO phenomena as a hoax and the people who believe as "delusional"? I mean, its one thing question the evidence or theorizing on as to what it actually was... but to just outright deny their existence?
Now, I am not even saying one has to be a believer to participate in a thread in the religion and faith section... but if all they have to contribute is ridicule and "its all fake" kind of posts... and refuse to move beyond Religion 101... then there is a problem.
I kindly requests admins and mods to look into this.