Several points, in no particular order:
* Keltic works his *** off to walk a tightrope between allowing "questioners" to visit here with their lines of reasoning that prompt all of us to say "here we go again," to determine when disagreements are fair and need to be voiced, and when that mysteriously shifting line between disagreement and invective has been crossed.
Rather than blame moderators for being too trigger happy with post-removal or moving, we need to look at all of our collective responses to various types of disagreement with visitors and amongst one another.
It's my opinion that we are, as a group, a little quick to press for our decidedly liberationist view, (which makes sense, given that's what we're all here for,) but we sometimes do this even with someone who may not be ready to make a coming-out decision, or may not want to at all. We need to be careful of things like that.
Rick - I wish you wouldn't refrain from voicing your opinions. It really bothers me deeply that there is a cultural negativity around atheists and atheism. For heavens' sake (sorry
), don't go into a closet!
I also see the forum has slowed down. Funny that should happen right now, as I hit a personal burnout.
I ran into complications to something I was working on in September, which thoroughly exhausted me and I have had it up to here with activism at the moment. On top of which, I am very busy working on my degree. I haven't had the interest or energy for participating much in serious discussions the past few months.
Seems odd that most of the others seem to be lessening their participation at the same time, too.
Well. Fora go in cycles - busy phases and slow phases. I imagine this one will pick up in time.