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Whats going on with all of the religious threads?

I thought I'd seen a thread in response to them already...but then I couldn't find it. I am all for freedom of speech and people feeling comfortable talking about personal things on this site. Its a site for our health and that includes body and mind. But to me that means how your lifestyle :relationships, friendships, beliefs, practices, etc etc effect your health and weight goals. There are plenty of OT threads...from britney spears to annoying neighbors etc and thats fine. But they are specified as being OT. Does anyone else find all the recent religious threads odd? Its one thing to talk about your faith effecting your health goals or your will power , because for many people they are very connected. But its entirely different to talk about evolution being wrong and god saving irks me a little. I'm not usually one to post a thread criticizing other peoples posts, because I think it goes against the openness of the peertrainer community! everyone should feel comfortable posting. But the recent bulk of religious threads is a little strange, yea?

Wed. Mar 28, 11:47pm

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i think the religious threads are a result of the recent media coverage of "The Secret" and "The God Delusion". just like during the period before the elections we were bombarded with political threads and whenever a new diet fad or drug comes out of hollywood, you will find many threads on the topic. this too shall pass.

Thursday, March 29, 2007, 9:48 AM

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Thursday, March 29, 2007, 9:57 AM

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OP - I wholeheartedly agree with you on every point!

Thursday, March 29, 2007, 10:00 AM

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Neptune, a possible symbol for spirituality, was in exact conjunction with Mars, a possible symbol for athletics and aggression, this past Sunday. Whoa. My inner wacko could not resist posting this little piece of sky info. As far as the astroNomy (the respectable science) is concerned, it's true. As far as the astroLogy is concerned, take it or leave it, it's just interesting.

Thursday, March 29, 2007, 10:02 AM

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so if you don't want to see it, don't open the thread - simple enough :)

Thursday, March 29, 2007, 11:09 AM

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It is not always obvious, though, like the Do you want to get healthy? subject line offered me no clue

Thursday, March 29, 2007, 11:14 AM

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I've been tempted to throw god into all threads, but I figured some people (especially the superchristians) wouldn't appreciate my sense of humor...

Like for "How to get non-posters booted": Denounce The Secret! Just pray, and it shall be. Amen.

Or for "Lose vs. Loose": Do nott consirn yorself with the propper use of a languige Jesus didnt speek. I dont.

Or "Anyone scared to lose weight": If you accept Jesus as your personal Savior and donate half your income to the church, you will never walk with fear again. Praise be. We accept checks.

Thursday, March 29, 2007, 11:25 AM

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and the adam and eve really is a sex-toy company. again, ambiguous title for a religious thread. see a pattern? it's definitely noticable that there has been a recent influx of religiuous topics. maybe because it's the easter-time-of-year? i'm not into most of the OT-threads, but sometimes open them out of curiosity. when the opening post is offensive, even if the subject does not interest me on a daily basis, i comment and share my opinion. these threads are not some kind of pep-rally, are they? i mean, so what if i post a comment that criticises the topic? that's what chat-rooms and places like this are for, no? sharing opinions and points of view? oftentimes i comment and agree with the original posting. is it only okay to comment if we like the subject matter?

Thursday, March 29, 2007, 11:26 AM

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Religious thread...

What is so wrong with a religious thread? You may not agree with the poster, but do you really have to bash or belittle them for what they believe and express? As someone said above - "if you don't like the topic, don't read it," but if you do, have respect for the other people, please.

Thursday, March 29, 2007, 11:46 AM

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do you suggest we have respect for kkk-related threads, too? disagreeing with a topic and sharing that disagreement is not bashing or belittling. if enough people share their distaste for certain topics, maybe those topics should be contained within groups and/or teams. this is a community forum and the community can share any opinions they want to. some may find that their topic of choice is not welcomed with open arms by the majority who respond. if you don't like the comments/opinions, don't keep posting on the subject.

Thursday, March 29, 2007, 11:52 AM

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