Islam, Judaism and Christianity - are maybe NOT proof that God exists, but certainly suggest that if he does he has a WICKED sense of humour! :-)

Earlier this week I, an innocent atheist of very long standing joined the Nexus community. In a fit of exuberance I posted something I thought funny, on what I thought was my blog.(i.e. here )which being 'my' blog i fondly imagined was supposed to represent what I was thinking or feeling - and sometimes I think and feel whole series of paragraphs, and sometimes the absurdity of religion strikes me in a single sentence.

Imagine my bemusement to find that this attracted the ire of two members of Nexus. All the rest who were kind enough to read anything I wrote were also generous enough to welcome me. It would seem that Nexus is home to some few folk who carry over what I had always thought to be primarily attitudes found amongst the faith-deluded, namely a desire to punish, chastise and generally lay down the law, as soon as they spot something that offends them? READ THE RULES is just like those in religious circles who quote the Bible in every breath, without giving a moment's thought to how that would put off (or put down) a new member in his or her first days?

One of these members also seems to think having his name upside down is somehow idiosyncratically cute? I thought we were all here to enjoy ourselves and be free thinkers but sadly the element which fears the world will end if any rule is transgressed, no matter how accidentally or innocently and sees it as their duty to be a guardian of orthodoxy still carries these attitudes over from faith to freethinking?

If this is what the forum is about then maybe we need to take stock of how we got here?

There is that long enough for those who judge a blog by its length not its content?

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Comment by Douglas Allchin on June 30, 2010 at 3:01am
Merci!
Comment by Emily Dietle on June 29, 2010 at 6:44pm
You're definitely not the only one who's had this issue Douglas. I've seen this same blog issue at least five other times. Most of us are not blogging experts and I certainly don't look up the rules every time I post anything. A friendly reminder and fair warning from those experts is all that is needed. However, the comments by said experts is usually bold, harsh and unforgiving. Best wishes for you and your blog, whatever content it may have (whether approved as bloggness or not)
Comment by Douglas Allchin on June 26, 2010 at 12:17pm
I merely responded to a comment about my comment! As for 'twitter twits' it's sad to see that your comment shows that the desire to control the thoughts and actions of others is alive and well here too? This was 'my' blog on which I commented.. so what's this about 'front page'? I am a newcomer here, if I have somehow unwittingly fallen from grace vis a vis site rules then maybe there are better ways to encourage rather than this vitriol? Are you perchance a born again atheist who still has that violence and desire to lay down eternal law to others?

The upside down name may indicate upside down thinking, or just a desire to get noticed?
Comment by Фелч Гроган on June 26, 2010 at 4:08am
That was certainly worth knocking someone else's blog, which they probably spent a lot of time and effort on, off the front page.

Tweets are for twitter twits. Use it. If you have something to contribute, contribute. If you don't, then don't pollute the main page with gibberish. And read the site guidelines.

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