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This is my take on the background; the Theology forum was actually fairly quiet and peaceful while you were away.
charles1952 Dear vethumanbeing,WHAT?????
vethumanbeingI must say due to the now imposed ban on any new threads or responses to the forum "Faith, Religion, Theology" and the antipithas forum "Conspiracies in Religion"
Charles1952I hadn't gone to check, but if what you say is true, Algernon old lad, I will frankly say that I'm astonished.While it's true that I was hoping for the Mods to take some action to restore civility, I never would have expected them to nuke two fora (or forums, your preference). Things must have really gotten out of hand for them to say, "It's completely out of control. Some rabble rousers wanted to disrupt the thread? We'll show them, we'll close the thread completely, so there."
You want a shiny souvenir? After all we've been through together, you see me as merely a source for glittering memorabilia? I thought you were seeing past my suave, debonair exterior. I had hoped you weren't taken in by my vast and stunning charm, my astonishing physique, and my gargantuan personal wealth.
And you're how old now? Thirty-one? Twenty years and you haven't learned a thing. I'm disappointed. I may have to take away your bicycle privileges. (I assume that's what your grandmother would have done.)
The last time I asked for a souvenir, I was 11 and my grandmother responded much the same!
You were dreaming of a "sugar daddy?" Frankly, I'm shocked. Shocked, I say. I never would have taken you for that type of woman. My mother was right to warn me about women who bat their eyelashes at poor, unsuspecting men, catching them in a moment of weakness. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that you even occasionally expose your ankles! I shall not succumb to your feminine wiles. I will remain pure and virtuous. (Do you know how hard it is to type and laugh at the same time?)
You mean that you're not the "sugar daddy" of my dreams?
I should hope so. Besides, my wealth exuding days are over. It turned out that it was merely a particularly nasty skin condition. I don't exude anymore. (Don't tell anyone of your burning, passionate, yet unfulfilled, love for me. It would merely upset your family. We'll have to continue it secretly on these threads.)
You know I love you for you, baby! Not the wealth that you exude.....
reply to post by charles1952
Ahem! Have you two read terms and Conditions lately?
16h.) Public Affection: Explicit or overt displays of affection towards other members seen by staff as being disruptive to the board are strictly forbidden.
1. To court triflingly or act amorously without serious intentions; play at love; coquet.
But you have no need to be jealous, windword has declared that she is merely practicing her flirtatious style and has no serious intentions whatsoever.
Apparently wildtimes isn't serious either. It's a party! Jump right in. What have I missed?
Not only has windword declared that I mean nothing to her, she has just been engaging in an airy flirtation, but I couldn't mean anything to her.
I don't think I could find a doctor in the country who would give me a Certificate of Sanity.
I would bet a nickel that there is a Mr. windword and some children named Breezy, Windy, and Puffy.
reply to post by whitewave
Thank you, I'm glad to be back amongst the normal people who have populated this thread.
I do have one concern, though. I looked at your mini-profile and am a bit confused. I admire the image of you becoming one with the great ocean that borders Oklahoma? The purity and delicacy of that diaphanous figure, the almost other-worldly sense of a poetically ideal woman, and in your comments you're lifting a beer?
You are a mystery, you are. Thank you for it.
I'll give you a big hug DISRAELI, and buy you a drink. I'll listen to your story about how you drove a bear off your back porch, using nothing but a corkscrew.
Talking of drinks, have you noticed how someone managed to sneak in the side door of the pub and get served "after hours"?
Dropping the metaphor, there's a new thread in the Theology forum.
Apparently it was started in "New World Order" (see most recent reply) and some stickler among the Mods transferred it.
But that's enough party gossip for now...