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Religious & Political threads

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disjunction posted 2/16/2006 15:36 PM

Not discussing religion or politics is a basic rule of polite discourse. This is a totally reasonable request.


sadandafraid posted 2/22/2006 12:15 PM

Hear hear angry and truth - one of my posts (for which I received many supportive PMs) was deleted by the mods. I think this is just one example of the pathetic age we live in when we are constantly being told we must avoid offending others. Hence the crap of Political Correctness (oh sorry, have I hurt a PC believer?)

The fact is, that as truth said, EVERYTHING can offend someone. I could have got offended by the remark made by a poster who was blatently anti-abortion and kept calling the bunch of cells which had been aborted as 'a baby' and 'a life'.

There may be Mormons who come into this site as BSs and get offended because someone says, 'Gosh I need a coffee!'

For crying out loud - we're all meant to be adults.

jqadams posted 2/22/2006 14:25 PM

As a new member to SI, this was the first thread I read. Not sure it bodes well for the rest of the site if everyone can't feel safe to share their thoughts in a respectful manner. I can understand the lack of relevance between political beliefs and the healing from infidelity, but religious faith is a totally different matter. To many, it is the core sustainance that got them through the pain, to either forgive or repent, and to move on to a healthier place. Should this be a missionary battlefield to win souls? No, of course not. But to preclude someone from explaining how faith helped them through the recovery process denies them the opportunity to express themselves honestly on this forum. I thought that was what this forum was all about.

SI Staff posted 2/22/2006 14:44 PM


What an interesting first post.

cortjstr posted 3/6/2006 16:08 PM

that was lame..my post was not religious..it reflected no religous belief or opinion and it did not aspire to induce religious debate...it was a friggin joke that's a bullshit call moderators!!!!!!

Deeply Scared posted 3/7/2006 15:13 PM


I'm not sure why you think us moving your joke thread to Fun & Games was "bullshit"


spincycle posted 3/28/2006 22:45 PM

I've got to say that if I post to a thread and say I'll pray for you, that should really be allowed. I know that in America we have to bend backwards over for athiests, commies, and everyone else for the purpose of not offending the obscenely SMALL minority, but for christ sakes (intended)are infidelity boards under attack? This board IS based in Texas. I didn't think we played that shit here.

Deeply Scared posted 3/29/2006 08:39 AM


I'm confused by your post. Are you saying that because SI is based in Texas it should be run in fundamentalist fashion and people should be able to say what they want about religion?

If you could clarify, I would appreciate it


drowninginsorrow posted 3/29/2006 08:44 AM

so... a priest and a rabbi and a baptist minister go to a support board....

and they all are respectful of everyone else posting

Deeply Scared posted 3/29/2006 08:46 AM

Ivy2006 posted 5/7/2006 07:59 AM

Healing and faith in God often go hand in hand. I have always enjoyed reading and posting here but now I have to be politically correct and talk like an atheist ????

Grow up moderators - are we on a communist site where freedom of speech is non -existant?? Me thinks you all have too much time on your hands to micro-manage the site and no backbone to allow freedom of speech.

[This message edited by Ivy2006 at 9:47 AM, May 7th (Sunday)]

SI Staff posted 5/8/2006 13:03 PM

And your above post just shows what a tolerant Christian you are.

You have a PM from yesterday.

dazedinCA posted 5/8/2006 13:05 PM


Freedom of speech is a constitutional right that applies only to situations that involve the government. Private organizations, companies and individuals can limit you in any way they please. THAT is *their* right.

ETA: Posting here is a privilege, *not* a right.

[This message edited by dazedinCA at 1:06 PM, May 8th (Monday)]

Ivy2006 posted 5/8/2006 21:34 PM

Why label me as a "tolerant Christian"....YOU just offended me by assuming I am!! What if I told you I believed in Allah, Mohammed and Buddah???
Do not private post to me - have enough backbone to say what you have to say here in front of everyone else. The more I hear from you moderators the more you make me
The people at this site are great..you moderators SUCK!

[This message edited by Ivy2006 at 9:36 PM, May 8th (Monday)]

Deeply Scared posted 5/8/2006 21:42 PM

***What if I told you I believed in Allah, Mohammed and Buddah??? ***

You didn't mention any of them...you referred to God, which is meant in the Christian language.

I have backbone enough to tell you that we don't need your insults here.

I hope you find the healing and peace you seem to need.


kdny posted 5/8/2006 21:43 PM

DS is nicer than I am.

I suck enough to kick your nasty ass right off the site.

Bye bye.

KSA2 posted 5/10/2006 17:42 PM

Freedom of speech in the US is your constitutional right to criticize your government without fear of persecution.

It does not mean you can falsely shout "fire" in a crowded theater.

It also does not mean you can go to someone's house, become abusive, and expect that no on can make you leave.

This is a private site. Think of it as DS and MH's living room, if you will. They've invited us in and welcomed us - behave as any courteous guest would and abide by their rules, and you'll have no problems.

Otherwise, they may pitch you out on your ass, and all the screaming of "You're mean!" at them won't make a bit of difference.

[This message edited by KSA2 at 5:43 PM, May 10th (Wednesday)]

brokenone posted 5/11/2006 17:19 PM

[This message edited by brokenone at 6:06 PM, May 17th (Wednesday)]

Markus ur Alias posted 6/5/2006 12:12 PM

I'm new here but for what it's worth I am very hard headed regarding the aforementioned topics and I have seen them turn other boards (also not political or religious) to crap. This is an excellent policy and I'm not indicitive of the moderator's faith or lack thereof. Good work mods.

willowiris posted 6/5/2006 12:14 PM

But they have said that if Dick Cheney gets a nun pregnant then I am able to discuss it as an infidelity related thread!

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