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Vets of RF, are you not bored yet?

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Earthtank, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    Who's the lucky fella then?
     
  2. Cooky

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    Of course it's gotten boring... Thats why we talk politics. :)
     
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  3. Orbit

    Orbit I'm a planet

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    He doesn't post anymore, but was known as "wellnamed" and has quite the sense of humor. After we got married 5 years ago he changed his username to "lovemuffin".
     
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  4. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Me not possible to be bored.
     
  5. Rival

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    #tinypotato.
     
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  6. exchemist

    exchemist Veteran Member

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    No. There are always new things I can learn. I've learnt lots about scripture and doctrine, plus science I never knew before, chiefly physics and biochemistry. And there are always more people I can teach. (After a while I leave alone the ones that prove unteachable, except when they spread falsehoods that need to be exposed;).)

    It is not so much the subject of the threads that is is new each time but what comes out, often accidentally, in the course of the discussions.
     
  7. danieldemol

    danieldemol Well-Known Member
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    I get bored from time to time, but the innate requirement in me to be ever vigilant against those who slander or try to push anticompetitive thought processes gives me the drive to keep on posting.
     
  8. Jaiket

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    I signed up to about two dozen message boards (philosophy, music, politics etc) in my late teens and for some reason this was the only one I found worth visiting over and over again. Yes, the same issues do arise repeatedly but it's easy enough to just sidestep them. I do get bored sometimes and when that happens I take a break and come back later. New and interesting posters just keep appearing and though some of the really fascinating characters have vanished over the years (who remembers Doppleganger?) lots have stuck around and I'd read just about anything they have to say about any subject.
     
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  9. crossfire

    crossfire Antinomian feminist heretic freak ☿
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    I normally don't get involved in the Theist/Atheist stuff, since I don't find the Theist/Atheist dichotomy very useful. My practices are non-worshipping practices.

    There is always something to learn here. Spiritual growth is tough--some people need just a little support here and there to help them through the rough spots--including me. It gives me great joy to see someone make progress spiritually--and I can never get bored with that.
     
  10. Left Coast

    Left Coast He/Him
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    ***MOVED TO GENERAL DEBATES***
     
  11. icehorse

    icehorse Veteran Member
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    It's true that there are some patterns in some of the debates here. But I've not grown bored trying to figure out how people think about these big topics, once you get past the common talking points.
     
  12. Mestemia

    Mestemia Advocatus Diaboli
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    I have actually lost count the number of message boards I was a member of.
    This is the only one I am still active on.
     
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  13. Wu Wei

    Wu Wei ursus senum severiorum and ex-Bisy Backson

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    “There's no excuse to be bored. Sad, yes. Angry, yes. Depressed, yes. Crazy, yes. But there's no excuse for boredom, ever.” ― Viggo Mortensen

    I am however bored with aspects of RF, or maybe not so much bored as annoyance, that being the politics. But I read a lot of threads on RF that I do not make any comment in. I also read more threads outside of my religious views and I find many of those fascinating. But them I am neither Atheist or Theists,

    However the topics you listed

    There will be very little debate, IMO, and very few changes of attitude. People have their religious views, much like their political views, and the very rarely change them for multiple reasons. So many such threads will eventually degrade into argument and I tend to avoid them. And I do find that I spend much time on RF in joke threads and I do get bored of those too from time to time, but then it may be more frustration than boredom. That is when I take a break, some breaks being longer than others.
     
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  14. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    Some posters try to bore me.
    So I simply avoid or end discussion with them.

    BTW, I have seen some posters change their views.
    And not merely adding bells to their packs when hiking
    (to avoid bear attacks).
     
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  15. Wu Wei

    Wu Wei ursus senum severiorum and ex-Bisy Backson

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    Same here

    And I too have seen posters change their views, but it is rare. However I have noticed a lot more wearing bells.....no idea why though
     
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