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STOP the christian threads. Please. I'm begging you.

I feel like it's the same person. I respect you. You're probably a wonderful person. You might even be in my group. I feel like this is being shoved down my throat. I come to the community happy to discuss and every day I see one of your christian threads. I'm happy for you that you found christainty, that's great. There is a reason that faith is not allowed in public schools. PLEASE STOP.

Respectfully yours.

Fri. Apr 6, 10:38am

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It's like a school yard bully: the only wat to move past is to ignore.

Friday, April 06, 2007, 10:41 AM

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if it is one person, i think it's rather disruptive. i would remove the user, peer trainer but that's only one opinion.

Friday, April 06, 2007, 10:44 AM

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Why read

These people are just expressing their opinion just as you have.
The great thing about it is that you have the option to bypass these threads.

Friday, April 06, 2007, 10:49 AM

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This is not an expression of opinion anymore. This is an overbearing shout out and I'm sick of it. If you don't like my opinion, then skip mine. STOP the christianity threads. Please. I actually second the other opinion, it would be great to have the user removed at this point.

Friday, April 06, 2007, 11:04 AM

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it's probably someone who works the website for PT.

Friday, April 06, 2007, 11:48 AM

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It actually is not someone at PT. We are trying hard to avoid taking actions about content (as hard as that might be for us at times) We do focus on tone from time to time, in an attempt to make sure discussion is not thwarted. Sometimes people attempt to stifle debate, and we think that is not conducive to a healthy community. People should feel free to discuss any subject, and feel that their point of view should be respected. Now, if someone clearly abuses that, then we may take action. But only in extreme cases. Possibly the current one for example....


Friday, April 06, 2007, 11:56 AM

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You know, I'm a born-again Christian and I hate these threads.

It's one thing to announce: "Christian Metabolic Furnace, join my group!" and another to start a thread to get into a religious debate.

And the argument: "You don't have to look" doesn't always work. Remember, this place is about a group of people that don't have a lot of willpower. Of course they're going to look.

And PT, don't be afraid to do a little regulation here and there. In the U.S., we have freedom of speech. However, that freedom is regulated to a point. I can't go into a movie theater and shout "Fire!" because of the first amendment. As such, PT is a far cry from the Constitution, but at least give the posters some warning to knock it off.

I've definitely stopped visiting the community section as much since all this started. But I'd hate to think that others stopped going to PT because of this topic (I think we should lump in abortion and politics while we're at it, btw).

And Christians, maybe if you'd learn to listen more than you speak, you'd be a better witness than you have been on here lately.

Friday, April 06, 2007, 12:05 PM

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OP here, thank you, last poster. I feel heard. I appreciate it.

Friday, April 06, 2007, 12:09 PM

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12:05- thank you for the comment, this is helpful.


Friday, April 06, 2007, 12:14 PM

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To OP, This is a public forum. What if I am offended by open sexual discussions about erections. Should I insist that that person, that is overjoyed to communicate something to others in this OPEN forum refrain from opening a thread? She has the same privilege to open a discussion here as you or I do. EQUAL..isn't that wonderful? I don't join any conversations that I am not interested in. This appears to be a test of your maturity and your people skills. I don't think you would like anyone to take away your right to free speech, would you?
You would not go into a library and ask for any Faith/Christian literature to be hidden away from your sight? Would you? I think it is great to live in a country where free speech is still honored. I don't agree with every thread I see, but I would never be so presumptuous as to censor my PEER. I know of a society that used the strong arm of censorship..Nazi Germany, and that began a persecution of my people the like of which had never been seen before. have the wisdom to know that your brand of intolerance is only the beginning. Live and let live.

Friday, April 06, 2007, 12:15 PM

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