View Full Version : Religion and rollercoasters?
06-09-2001, 11:53 PM
I was reading the topic about moderating the boards, and I was inspired to ask this:
<BR>Do you think that religion should be a part of a thrillride message board?
<BR>This isn't the first one I've seen it on, and in my opinion, it has no place here.
<BR>I think that it is way too easy to offend a lot of people by even bringing the subject up, especially since it's not a religious forum.
<BR>What do you think?
06-10-2001, 12:40 AM
What do you mean? Something like making only a certain group able to moderate? I don't really understand.
06-10-2001, 12:43 AM
He's saying that discussions about people's faiths or religions don't really belong here, which for the most part I agree with. I don't mind a small bit in someone's signature, but discussions pretty much always end up in flame wars.
<BR>The same thing is true of the political discussions. I wouldn't mind most of those being locked right away.
06-10-2001, 01:34 PM
Well the area is called "general talk", which in my opinion can be about anything. Why do feel the need to censor. If your not into the discussion, don't get involved. Why do people get so uptight about politics and religion. It's all fun to me..
06-10-2001, 02:34 PM
Religion should stay away from this message board
06-10-2001, 04:20 PM
Actually religion and coasters do mix when you think about it: when you crest the hill of a gigantic scream machine the first words out of many people's mouths are: <!-- BBCode Start --><B>oh my God!!!!</B><!-- BBCode End --> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif">
06-10-2001, 04:57 PM
OK, I don't see how it can be "offensive", just cuz someone doesn't believe it. But, if you think it shouldn't be allowed here, then neither should anything else that doesn't pertain to coasters.
06-10-2001, 05:08 PM
The problem is that when discussions turn to religion or politics- the flames fly fast and furious. There are far to many immature people who can not handle the fact that other people believe differently then they do. And they can not treat other beliefs with respect.
<BR>All you have to do is take a look at the current threads and you'll see how some are already extremely rude and insulting to those who disagree with them. And when that starts happening, it means that the mods have to start working overtime to curb something that doesn't have to happen to begin with.
<BR>Now if people could actually be mature and respectful about it, it wouldn't be a problem. But sadly that is extremely rare.
06-10-2001, 06:22 PM
Being agnostic, i just choose to ignore peoples views on religion and I simply won't discuss it, let alone start a flame war. Whats the point? People believe what they want to believe, who am I to argue with that? people rarely understand my beliefs, but I understand some of everyone elses because I have dabbled in all forms of it. If they truly feel God or Allah or whomever is in their lives and they are happy about it, then let them be happy, but if you don't like it, ignore it like me. No point argueing over it or complaining because for the most part its always in the general forum.
06-10-2001, 06:43 PM
06-10-2001, 06:45 PM
I think it'd be fine if they didn't end up in flame wars.
06-10-2001, 07:17 PM
I place my faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior. And I can assure you, "flame wars" occur even on Christian bulletin boards - though I really wouldn't call them flame wars. But they are heated discussions, believe me. And I refuse to participate in them anymore.
<BR>I have only ever once shared what I believe here in Thrillride, and that was over a hot topic anyway, and the same views I hold were/are shared even by non-believers. I don't think I have ever brought up my faith anywhere else in this site. However, I will not apologize for what I believe, either.
<BR>For the record, I have already been in contact with the board administrator about the opinions I posted in that thread, and was informed that I WAS permitted to share those opinions. It was what the General Talk forum was set up for - to talk about ANYTHING.
<BR>Nobody is forced to read the opinions in all the different posts on these boards. If you don't like what the subject is about, all you have to do is click that back button and get out of the discussion.
06-10-2001, 07:44 PM
This Forum is called General Talk, and therefore anything should be able to be discussed here in this forum, and in this forum only.
06-10-2001, 07:48 PM
You da man Ordanary Fool! Now I know someones with me! Anyone else here a Christian? I sure am. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> And yes, your right, flame wars do happen on Christian boards. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif">
06-10-2001, 10:42 PM
I have one coaster related point to say about this.
<BR>I have been accused in the past of not being a Christian just because I goto Theme Parks. The arguement is "If you are really a Christian you would not need to goto these places"
<BR>Here is my way of looking at it: I don't HAVE to go anywhere. But having some fun with my life in a safe, proven way does not mean I am not a Christian
<BR>Lots of people that own theme parks are Christians. In fact that is my next goal in life, to open one near Indianapolis, Indiana
06-10-2001, 10:53 PM
I thought there was a religion this whole entire site was based on! Isn't it called Thrillriding?
<BR>Well, anyways, I myself (havn't talked to the other mods about this. I will if it is brought up between us at some point, but only then) belive that it is ok to bring up anywhere, as long as your not going to go on and on... and on... Or if your preaching it, it does not belong here. Other than that, I think it does have it's place on these boards, along with (most) everything else.
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