I feel the same way sometimes, but then I remember being on Delphi Forums before I came here and how unjust the moderators were there, which is one reason I landed here about five years ago. Sure, there are a lot fewer regularly posting members now compared to back then but there are also a lot less toxic posters from both sides of the belief divide. That makes for a better overall experience.Hi all,
When I joined over 10 years ago this place had a big community vibe, something really enjoyable compared to the growing sites like Reddit or remaining forums who were rife with hostility, trolling, and toxicity. Today I honestly think even reddit is better. I sadly see nothing to be gained here any more, in some case I'm one of the few that even seems to have changed at all in a decade. I'm sick of the free reign atheists get to troll, harass, and abuse theists on forums like this, and engaging in the toxicity makes me become toxic at well. It's a shame because at first it really felt like coming home when I came back, I guess you don't always realize how abusive home was until you return. If you're wondering why it's so dead around here, this is why.
Probably keep lurking in the LHP DIR but otherwise I need to try and respect myself, and that is not having all effort one puts in just be **** on by trolls who won't even actually engage and assume all those who disagree are primitive minded fools. I hope one day I can return to find a forum where religion can again be discussed in a moderated, non abusive manner. I miss the forum of pluralism and positivity I once enjoyed, but those days of the internet are gone.
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It used to be I wanted to win a debate but over time I have learned to be more humble and I don't even care about winning a debate anymore. I also don't care if people like my religion because I am not here to convince anyone it is true. I like to teach what I know and learn from other people, not just about their religions but also about how people interact, since psychology was my field for a long time. I am actually a lot more interested in psychology than in religion.
I have had enough with the discussions about evidence for God or Messengers of God. If I hear "that's not evidence" from one more atheist I am going to scream. This topic has been beaten to death and I cannot think of anything that has not already been said on both sides.