What bothers me is this politically correct atheist has used a rule to put her down, I know of no other person that was ever offended by her love of God!
Also it was not his place to invoke rule 6 or any other rule that would have been the monitors not a member!
Larry - I am not a "politically correct atheist" or, for that matter, an atheist at all. To the contrary, I practice a religion and I have studied the Christian bible and other religious texts. I simply believe that when a forum's rules prohibit overly religious statements, participants should abide by that rule -- even if they do not agree with it. That does not mean they should not believe in their faith. They should just not use this forum as a vehicle to discuss or advocate it.
My reaction is certainly not aimed at any particular religion -- I would have the same reaction if the poster wrote about
the divinity, special powers or virtues of Allah, or Satan, or Zoroaster or Vishnu. And I also would have the same reaction if someone's forum signature asserted that there is no such thing as God and that prayer is a useless act. Comments in favor or, or in opposition to, any divine being or any religion are beyond the scope of this forum. (There are lots of other good forums on the internet to discuss religion, the bible, etc).
If I have offended anyone through my suggestion that we all comply with the rules of this forum, I apologize. It was certainly not my intention to offend, or to increase anyone's anxiety level.
PS: The suggestion by Jake's Mom for a separate forum on religion seems like a reasonable one. That way, people who want to discuss religion, or write religious quotes, or talk about
how and why they pray, or debate who is their favorite god or prophet, etc., could do all of that in a separate forum. People who want to engage in that discussion would know where to go....
Post Edited (medved) : 1/16/2016 10:45:41 AM (GMT-7)