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Is civil discourse oriented towards spiritual growth and questions concerning it banned here now?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Kurt, May 18, 2018.

  1. Kurt

    Kurt Well-Known Member

    Seriously? Back channeled politics?

    No-one was arguing or even discussing politics on the last thread, and yet it was shut down. There was no discourse whatsoever.

    It was congenial and thought provoking and now dead. Can anyone explain this to me?

    If mentioning the president in any way (no matter how minute) is enough to offend people than I have to agree with Mrs. Grimes herself

    This country will surely NOT survive the decade.
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  2. Monika

    Monika Well-Known Member

    Oh please.... i mean even if this thread is in the section "off topic" could we please leave this concerns at all out of this forum?
    Aren't there forums enough to discuss such topics?
    I know i should say not my circus, not my monkeys. But such threads appear so often last days that it starts to annoy.
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  3. bluebird

    bluebird Well-Known Member

    I share Kurt's opinion on this.
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  4. mac

    mac regular contributor Staff Member

    "Is civil discourse oriented towards spiritual growth and questions concerning it banned here now?"

    No of course not! But it might be if political characters are introduced into such conversations. Conversations about "spiritual growth and questions concerning it...." should take place here http://afterlifeforums.com/forums/spiritual-growth-development.6/

    It was I who closed the other thread because I judged it might be heading in a direction of more political debate - or arguing and falling out! Blame me but my intention was simply to uphold the rules of 'no politics' and 'no religion'.

    Roberta pointed out that there are many places where those last two topics can be discussed. Any threads mentioning specific, contemporary, political figures with tenuous links to spirituality will likely look 'iffy' to me.
    Last edited: May 18, 2018
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  5. mac

    mac regular contributor Staff Member

    But you re-introduced, without justification, the subject of earlier disagreements about politics viz. "I was wondering, considering how ever since the recent election, everyone has been fighting on the forum. The pro-Trump vs. Never Trumpers gig has definitely brought down the forum. I am sure you remember it 2 yrs. ago vs. 1 1/1 years ago."

    Consequently I closed the thread to further comments on that political topic and will deal similarly with any further ones unless Roberta tells me otherwise.

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