Satan wrote:What I don't understand is why religion should be spared mockery when every other subject is fair game?
Hell, even the religions which are not commonly accepted here are openly mocked, oftentimes most vocally by the followers of more popular religions.
Satan wrote:As long as we're not mocking individuals or making personal comments, I don't see the problem. But then, I don't get offended by criticism of my beliefs, I welcome them. Criticism helps us find the weaknesses in our thinking, expand our world views.
Satan wrote:Perhaps those clinging to dogmatic beliefs would be opposed to any challenge to their accepted ideas.
RushDelivery wrote:Yes I agree constructive criticism indeed makes us stronger, but criticism designed to mock or incite anger doesn't accomplish anything useful IMO.
RushDelivery wrote:While overall most of the comments have not been directed at individuals, a few posts have been personal which only supports my fear that it's only a matter of time until the threads collapse into personal attacks and posters say things they shouldn't have said. At the very least a warning should be sent out IMO to all of those getting close to crossing the line between mocking a religion and attacking a poster.
RushDelivery wrote:It's one thing to discuss the various religious beliefs (or any other subject) in a respectful manner as has been done successfully in the past, it's another to use sarcasm and borderline mockery regarding religious beliefs (or any other subject) as the way of promoting useful discussion.
RushDelivery wrote:Again, my point isn't that religion is special, but that right now the discussions and posts in these threads simply are not encouraging productive and healthy discussions on the issues and are instead potentially inciting anger that could escalate.
RushDelivery wrote:BTW I am not singling you out Satan, I am talking about everyone's responses in the religious threads so please don't take anything I've said personally much like I have not taken anything you have said personally.
sirronstuff wrote:I decided to use the foe feature for the most offensive poster, and it makes life rather pleasant.
Now if you will all be so kind and never quote him again, I'll never have to see another one of his/her ridiculous posts lol.
Glad to see this is being addressed in some way. Myself among many others were considering just exiting permanently due to one specific member and the baggage he/she brings. Must be immeasurable buckets of joy he brings to those around him.
Anyways, regards to management for taking an active role in the issue before it was too late.
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