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New Policy on Religious Threads

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Padme Bra, Jun 2, 2001.

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  1. BobTheGoon

    BobTheGoon Moderator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    TrainingforUtopia, would you have any problem with me posting satanic messages and pictures in my signature and profile, and at the end of every message? I actually know the guy (friend of a friend) who runs antichrist.com, and the guy is pretty scary. I bet I can get some cool stuff.
     
  2. TrainingForUtopia

    TrainingForUtopia Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Well, you just turned me into a religious activist. [face_mischief]
     
  3. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    When pictures come alive... half the world drenched in blood will die...


    [face_devil]
     
  4. Padme Bra

    Padme Bra Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    TF.n is not required to allow discussion on anything outside of Star Wars but they do. All we're trying to do with this policy is prevent unnecessary problems and provide a better environment for talking about Star Wars. If you want to turn this into some kind of misguided crusade against a regime that's trying to repress you and your religion then that's your point of view. I'm sure most of the members here can see through that. There are a million forums on the net where you can further your religious agenda. This is no longer one of them.
     
  5. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    aka shut up about it and dont bring it up =)
     
  6. BobTheGoon

    BobTheGoon Moderator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    And when the hell did people begin thinking this was a democracy, anyways? TF.N is a private business, located in (I assume) the United States, and as such, they can pretty much do whatever the hell they want with their service.

    Heck, they could turn it into a hardcore donkey pornography website with some Star Wars news mixed in if they wanted to. But they don't. So quityerbitchin.
     
  7. TrainingForUtopia

    TrainingForUtopia Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Okay, let's take look at our "new and improved" JCC!:

    "If you go to Canada, you will die."

    "The *NEW* JC Bachelor Auction!"

    "So I just ran over a snake with the lawnmower by accident..."

    "Arghh....ever gotten poisen ivy in a...really uncomfortable place?"

    "The JC Bachelorette Auction"

    [sarcasm]Wow. Glad to see the JCC is now completely free of all that usless intellectual drivel.[/sarcasm]

    I could present more great threads, but I stopped at the first page. [face_plain]
     
  8. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    dont forget the most important things.. the same people having the same contest of words in diffrent threads...
     
  9. Padme Bra

    Padme Bra Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't like to think that way. "This isn't a democracy" is a phrase I hated to hear from admins ever since I came here. Like the new sock policy, the banning of religious topics would not have been reinstated if there weren't real issues brought up by members or if we didn't think it would be accepted by the members. Yes the admins have the final say on policy but we don't just make up rules knowing the majority of members won't support it.

    TrainingForUtopia, no one said this policy would increase the intelligence level around here, only that it would avoid the kind of conflicts that religious topics bring about.
     
  10. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    Do as I say world..
     
  11. BobTheGoon

    BobTheGoon Moderator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I want to know how someone who can be so presumptuous to tell someone that others must follow their religion is criticizing banter posted on a Star Wars forum.
     
  12. TrainingForUtopia

    TrainingForUtopia Jedi Youngling star 4

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    I am only a messenger. A servant. I'm not giving the orders, but He is.
     
  13. BobTheGoon

    BobTheGoon Moderator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, please tell Him to shut up. He's bringing me down with all this hate and stuff done in His name.
     
  14. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    you are all fools who force your religion on other people

    my new religion says I must hunt you all down and show you the light.... of the flash of the barral of a gun..


     
  15. Padme Bra

    Padme Bra Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ok, that's enough. This is a thread for questions about the policy. I won't have it turn into another religious debate that I'll have to close and then re-type all that stuff again.
     
  16. Riley Man

    Riley Man Jedi Master star 5

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    Hmmm it looks like a few people might benefit from just going to bed and sleeping on this. ;)
     
  17. BobTheGoon

    BobTheGoon Moderator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ironically, I think we can settle this with a quote from the Good Book:

    I Peter 2:13 "Submit yourself to every ordinance of man . . . to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors."

    Governors sounds a lot like moderators, doesn't it?
     
  18. TrainingForUtopia

    TrainingForUtopia Jedi Youngling star 4

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    [sarcasm]Yes, as we all know, through history, all acts of hate were done for religous reasons.[/sarcasm]

    Let's not forget the Social Darwinistic motives of the Holocaust.

    Oh, and yes, you are absolutely right. We as Christians are supposed to obey the authorities put in place here on Earth as well, but when the two authorities are in contradiction, we are supposed to follow God's authority, which is to spread the gospel to as many people as possible.
     
  19. Saint_of_Killers

    Saint_of_Killers Jedi Youngling star 5

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    So the mods ban religious topics at random intervals, just to keep us on our toes. No big deal.

    [note:I am too tired to post a serious reply, so I settled for a funny one. I will be back to express my opinion on the matter tomorrow]
     
  20. BobTheGoon

    BobTheGoon Moderator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    "Let's not forget the Social Darwinistic motives of the Holocaust."

    Hey, Hitler never claimed to be peacable and loving.
     
  21. Padme Bra

    Padme Bra Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's not random. I honestly don't know when the policy was removed but it was a mistake.
     
  22. Padme Bra

    Padme Bra Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Please no more religious discussion in this thread. I get the irony, ok?

    The next person to post a religious post in this thread will be banned. I'm a tyrant now, happy? :p
     
  23. AJA

    AJA Jedi Master star 4

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    Just trying to explain my thinking. That took a long time to type. :p
     
  24. Red-Seven

    Red-Seven Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Bob and Training, please stop posting to this thread. It's getting tiresome, it's a religious discussion, and it's off-topic (well, mostly...). You both have made up your mind about your position, and are just engaging for the sake of confrontation. Let it go, please.

    I'm sorry to see this policy enacted, but I certainly see the reasoning behind it. It's a shame people can't be adults about such things...the one thread deemed most likely to degenerate into a flame war ('religion is dangerous') stayed pretty even-keeled.
     
  25. TrainingForUtopia

    TrainingForUtopia Jedi Youngling star 4

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    So, AJA, is there any other type of discussion you would like banned from the JCC?
     
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