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apostolos
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Message 72 of 305 (72483)
12-12-2003 7:24 AM


drifting of Topic: Innocents in Hell, Guilty in Heaven?
Adminnemooseus,
I have a humble request. I have slowly gathered the opinion that you are almost like the executioner of straying topics. I do appreciate the willingness of admins to be quick to kill threads that are plunged headlong into confusion. But I am somewhat nervous that you would even suggest that this topic be closed because it fills me with a dread that the axe will very soon drop.
So here I am prostrate before your authority (figuratively speaking of course) begging you to hold off the killing blow until at least I have had a chance to hear Dan C's response. Really I would like to keep this thread open so the ideas that Dan and I have been going back and forth on can be further discussed. But ultimately I understand that I am only a visitor here and respect the fact that you (and other Big Brothers...er, um, I mean Admins) have the right to make the final decision.
Russ
PS - While I take the subject matter of this post very seriously, I hope you have seen that my delivery has included several attempts at humor.
I have included the original post in its entirety so that an accurate conclusion can be reached.. I am a little bothered (and it may just be me) because I wonder if, in my finding humor in one of functions of admins, I have actually created strife. I want to say first, Adminnemooseus, that I was not intending to insult you or any other admin and apologize if I have communicated contrary to this. I am not trying to kiss up or anything, I just really do not feel good about disrespect and it bothers me no small amount that I may have inadvertently been disrespectful to admins. Perhaps I am wrong though...please let me know.
The issue is that I just didn't want this thread to get closed because Dan had not yet responded. I agreee vehemently that it was straying. However, I think that was due to some statements that appeared to be within the realm of normative discussion but actually were intended to stir up an emotional word battle rather than a reasonable discussion. While I do not claim immunity to this disorder, I do not see any of that strife taking place in the posts between myself and Dan. However, you can't exactly have a thread in that forum be exclusive. So then, if my comments on that thread have attracted a negative type of argumentation by any persons, then I must whole-heartedly concur on the closure of the thread, even though it is against my true desire.
Regardless, I will stand by whatever decision the admins make.
Russ

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apostolos
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Message 75 of 305 (72861)
12-14-2003 5:06 PM
Reply to: Message 73 by Adminnemooseus
12-12-2003 11:20 AM


Re: drifting of Topic: Innocents in Hell, Guilty in Heaven?
Adminnemooseus,
I apologize for introducing arguments that strayed off the main topic. I really did think I was answering the main question. In fact, I thought that the course Dan and I were persuing was the most direct route to discussion the original point raised. Regardless, my question now is: Now what? I would like to see what Dan has to say, and others, but wonder if this might not ever happen given there is no thread to discuss it. I could start a new thread, but the problem there is that it would not have the momentum already established in the previous thread. So I am looking for a little directional help I guess.
Russ

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apostolos
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Message 77 of 305 (72969)
12-15-2003 12:36 PM
Reply to: Message 76 by Adminnemooseus
12-15-2003 12:21 AM


Re: drifting of Topic: Innocents in Hell, Guilty in Heaven?
Adminnemooseus,
Sincerely, thank you for not closing it and posting a clarification on the matter. I will be sure to keep an eye on what I post in that thread and future threads to keep the main topic in consideration.
Russ

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