So you shut down the one thread that I'm active in because of a little harmless squabbling?! What in the world are you trying to do?
I'm really trying to stick around but you're not making it easy. People get emotional when discussing politics and religion and this is an internet forum where people are mostly anonymous and therefore free of the normal social stigmas that come with speaking your mind. It's not someone's living room or the foyer of a church were everyone around is offended when two individuals raise their voices too high and get into each other's faces. If it is your goal to make TOL a "nice" place to be, it won't be much longer before it doesn't exist at all. People are not going to react to you shutting down threads by becoming nice to one another, they're going to react by simply going away and that includes some who had nothing to do with the minor squabbling that you shut the thread down over.
Having trouble deleting only a few of my Messages. It might let me delete all, but a few are from people who have long passed now. I could archive them if that's the only way to get the rest of the superfluous ones out, so I can receive messages again. Appreciate help. Thank you. Blessings in Him, -Lonnie
You must be away. Here's Stripes second post following my initial: You're not engaging in any fashion designed to reach a conclusion.
You need a systematic theology and stick to it if you want to be convincing. Going on your feelings won't cut it.
And you're a coward.
So I'd really like both of those thinly wrapped insult posts out and him banned from my thread for personal attacks. I'm not interested in his issues and haven't engaged him.
Saw AB had gotten in trouble, read your reason...I think you underestimate Sod though. A few hours ago I posted in the thread Conversation with Knight about people losing faith and that we were meant to gather and to support one another, to check one another.
So he decides to start posting about anna. A number of posts. I think we can both understand the why. Surprisingly easy not to rise to it, but that's one good thing distance can give us, perspective.
Thanks...and I like the sea change, keeping it more on issue and off messenger mostly. I think the other gets old. I started to get the feeling my back and forth with Stripe was steadily straying into that for both of us and decided today to end my participation before the message was completely lost and the temptation to square off in pointless bickering overwhelmed it. It's really easy to slip into that sort of nonsense, even at the less obsessive end of the pool. I'm going to try to keep my gloves where they belong.
Thanks. I thought your idea was a good one and I've been keeping my part of it...I did report a similar thing in another thread, but maybe he'll get the idea from the pruning and we can go back to what has been for me an enjoyable detente of sorts. :cheers: