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  1. May 10, 2005 #1
    How do I post a new thread in the Religion forum?

    That's some pretty harsh censorship. What's the point of discussing religion if discussion of certain sects is verboten? Godless spirituality is cool, but it's a topic that's linked very closely with the religious themes and sects of the past.

    Hmm. Looks like the Archives=Religion. Looks mistitled. Or is that just me?
     
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  3. May 10, 2005 #2
    Some of the boards I'm on allows religious debates. One word: CHAOS. Some religious fanatics are just STONE DEAF. "Debate" is not really what happens in those forums.
     
  4. May 10, 2005 #3

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    The "harsh censorship" stems from some harsh members who chose to insult those of various religious sects so often we had to go this route. The negativity completed outweighed the positive contributions, so it's not worth censoring many different religious topics that have caused us mentors a lot of time and frustration because some members weren't able to refrain from insults and attacks due to their deeply rooted beliefs.
     
  5. May 10, 2005 #4
    The majority of this forum seems to be Agnostic or Atheist. Why not make some sort of "Humanist" forum where fundamentalist rhetoric is banned. Most forums mold themselves around the opinions of the majority. Why not do the same here?
     
  6. May 10, 2005 #5

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    You're new.I dunno if u saw the two threads on the new pope we've had over the last month or so in General Discussion,but reading them will make see why locking,or even deleting,is the only option.

    Daniel.
     
  7. May 10, 2005 #6

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    Also, what people don't remember is that what they see is what hasn't been deleted or edited.
     
  8. May 10, 2005 #7

    Nereid

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    Because what we want to discuss here in PF is physics (not religion)?

    AFAIK, no one requires a poster to have (or not have) any particular religious bent to be able to post here in PF, merely to 'stick to the knitting' (i.e. physics).
     
  9. May 10, 2005 #8

    Ivan Seeking

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    We have members from many religions, and some of the mentors are Christians, including me. This is all a practical matter and not a philosophical statement of any kind.
     
  10. May 10, 2005 #9

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    Why do we even have a religion forum in the first place? Is there a shortage of religion forums elsewhere?
     
  11. May 10, 2005 #10
    It's an archive of threads when we did allow such discussion.
     
  12. May 10, 2005 #11

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    In other words, some people who don't know any better, have been digging into very old thrash.

    Zz.
     
  13. May 10, 2005 #12

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    Ha, you guys beat me to it. After I posted my question, I realized that I didn't remember even seeing a "Religion" forum, so I started to look for it, couldn't find it, scratched my head, and finally found it as a "hidden" forum underneath "Philosophy". So I figured it might be sort of like the relationship between the "General Physics" forum and the "Theory Development" forum.
     
  14. May 11, 2005 #13
    Maybe TD and RF should be combined? :confused: :wink:
     
  15. May 11, 2005 #14

    dextercioby

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    "Development" and "religion" have nothing in common...:tongue2:

    Daniel.
     
  16. May 11, 2005 #15
    Yes, they do. Both are common misconceptions.

    Joel aka. wise ass (emphasis on ass).
     
  17. May 11, 2005 #16

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    Anyone else getting tired of being accused of censorship?
    Is it so hard to conceive that we would prefer to discuss science at a science forum?
     
  18. May 11, 2005 #17

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    Well, technically, it is censorship. I only take issue with it being called "harsh" censorship, since it's pretty obvious that this is a science site, not a religious site, so it's totally reasonable to prevent people from discussing religious topics here. Are there any threads left unlocked in there? If so, they probably should just be locked and the religion forum closed for good. I can understand a new user seeing a forum exists might not realize it's not a topic open for discussion anymore. So, just close it completely so there's no confusion on the issue.
     
  19. May 11, 2005 #18
    This is a bit of a double sided sword, but maybe an explanation in the guidelines about why religious discussions isn't allowed and what the experience has been would prevent these questions in the future? (If it exists, I've just revealed my ignorance of not reading the guidelines. *whistles*) Or write up a FAQ to where you can point newcomers.
    The other side of the sword is obvisouly, the more you type, there more there is to disagree about, which again may result in more discussion.
     
  20. May 11, 2005 #19

    Evo

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    You mean like this? :biggrin: Before you post that religious topic
     
  21. May 11, 2005 #20

    Kerrie

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    Yes I do actually, especially since when a new member clicks "accept", they are agreeing to participate in a private forum that claims we have the right to this. I think we mentors do not abuse this right, although I am sure someone can find room to disagree. Bottom line is, when we did have a religion forum, the petty arguing and insults really got old to sort through, took a lot of extra time and effort and didn't contribute anything positive.

    And as Phobos said, this is a science forum, there are plenty of other forums that deal with the discussion of religion quite openly.
     
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