Mudcat Café message #1405908 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #78311   Message #1405908
Posted By: wysiwyg
11-Feb-05 - 11:12 AM
Thread Name: BS: Giving up religion for Lent...
Subject: RE: BS: Giving up religion for Lent...
I do find it a bit disheartening that as two anti-religion threads finally seem about ready to fall off the page as most folks realize there's no point posting what they really feel, here's a new one to renew the uproar.

I would doubt that was Mrrzy's intention-- but I do think if people expect Xians to maintain a fragile peace over religion around here, it's asking too much to have these threads constantly going on, especially during a holy season. I think we see them during those times because the publicity about them renews the old hurts people have suffered at the hands of religion. But the effect is that those who are busy sincerely observing these seasons aren't around Mudcat much to offer any real information in response to the paranoia generated by the threads.

I know that for me, it makes Mudcat a really unpleasant place to be. I contribute less and less as time goes on, musically.

The net effect is that people are proselytizing for anti-religion-- in a forum where good people who didn't proselytize at all have been intimidated into saying nothing at all about a hugely important part of their personal experiences.

Again I don't think that was Mrrzy's intent. But when is enough, enough?