Politics, religion and controversy...

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Rellek2020, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Rellek2020

    Rellek2020 New Member

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    Am wondering why I cannot open or read any of the treads in the subject mentioned area. There seems to be a lot of threads in the politics section. Bit it keeps telling me I do not have permission.
     
  2. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Its because you need to become a supporting member or be authorized by the administrator to participate in those forums
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I believe there is a minimum number of posts required for non-supporting members to keep the trolls out.
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Just dawned on me that I have access to that section and I've actually been posting in it occasionally. I'm gonna have to watch that, I've been intending to avoid it like the plague.
     
  5. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    I agree, those topics ignite like gunpowder. Ive save the gunpowder for the gun related threads.
     
  6. Rellek2020

    Rellek2020 New Member

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    Trip,
    You want to avoid that section? Is it because of the volatile emotional discussion or just not interested? I could see that type of discussion eroding quite fast. But I think some of the discussions would be interesting.
     
  7. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Some of the discussions are very interesting and amicable, but many of them are very volatile.

    Look at it this way, if myself and someone else have a disagreement over Mosins, revolvers, AR's, the best breakfast cereal, we can usually move on and agree to disagree, or come to an agreement based on facts.

    Some (way too many, in my opinion), get way too aggressive when it comes to politics and religion. If you disagree with some one on religion, they very often view it as a personal attack against them and it's just too much drama.

    I think part of the reason for this is because faith and religion are based on intangibles, things that are felt but not seen or touched. On the same token, politics are all too often based on lies and counter lies. There's no such thing as an honest politician, yet people defend and attack politicians rabidly as if they're actually honest, good, hard working people.

    It's easier for me to not get involved. I've been involved, I've had my religion attacked, my political views attacked, and the way I raise my kid questioned. I got pissed too, and after a few arguments, a little name calling, and a few comments I'm not proud of, I decided to just leave it alone.
     
  8. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    That's easy ... Fruity Pebbles! :D And if you don't agree with that, well, then my God is better than your God! :p
     
  9. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Nuh uh...cocoa pebbles is better
     
  10. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Special K redberries!!
     
  11. orangello

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    Duuuuuude, i said i was just kidding about that whole "godless commie" accusation; i was just saying that a man's livestock were his own business and that what happens between consenting adults of various species is no business of the federal government. Crunchy Raisin Bran FTW!
    ;) :p
     
  12. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    It all went downhill when they brought sheep into N. Mississippi. Really made the heffers mad.
    Honey nut cheerios.
     
  13. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Didnt they stop using pigs because they kept squeeling on people?
     
  14. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    Neh, nobody listens to a pig.
     
  15. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Can't take you guys anywhere...:)
     
  16. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    Yea the conversation did kinda go "north" on us.
     
  17. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    The sheep aren't baaaaahhhhhd, but the goats will get you.
     
  18. Rellek2020

    Rellek2020 New Member

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    Trip,
    Your reasoning is very concise. I appreciate your thoughts. I agree whole heartedly.
    Plus..... It's "Snap crackle and pop"

    Also, the levite in this thread is far better than some emotional political banter.
     
  19. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    You are absolutely right. Two votes for Fruity Pebbles.

    Ah, yes. The Goat. :)