I think an inspirational thread would be a nice idea. The question of mentioning God is a tricky one because of Forum Rule #10:
"10. No posts of an overtly political or religious nature OR posts promoting advocacy of particular personal, medical, legal, religious, political, or non-profit causes. The forums are intended for offering mutual personal support. Debating controversial subjects should be taken elsewhere. Limited religious references are allowed (ie. "my prayers are with you" or a brief quote as part of a larger post), but the forums should not be used to convert others."
There's a fine line to be drawn here, because religion can be a big part of a person's story (e.g I've read posts where people talk about how much a church group has helped them, etc.). I think the key is that personal experience is good to share, but we have to avoid anything that is "preachy" -- that seems to be attempting to convert others, or that might be offensive to someone of a religion different to the one that's being talked about (e.g. suggestions that help can only be gained through the Christian/Muslim/Jewish God, etc.).
Don't worry, though: if there's anything that I'm worried about in posts like this, I promise to edit *gently* and will always explain why I've edited -- and it won't be meant to offend if I do have to do this!!
Thanks for being so thoughtful Judy -- I'm sure others wonder about what's ok and what's not on this score too!!!
People are not like fish: they do not work well battered.
When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded...
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