Re: To AdminPD regarding the "ramifications of omnipotence for God" thread
Yes and I've been watching the discussion between you and pbee.
By your own comments you two are going around in circles and are at an impasse. This comment by you is what prompted me to shake the tree.
Nice try. Now, since I've pointed out that we've reached an impasse and since you are accusing me of anti-Semitism, why don't you go along with my suggestion of letting this go?
So before the personal barrage of "yes I did" and "no you didn't" started I opted to suggest that you two redirect. I do feel that the long posts were pushing the envelope a bit even for what side was allowing.
Since people can get very attached to their line of discussion I suggested an option of summarizing.
If you both feel you are already addressing the topic, maybe you both could take the time to explain how your discussion fits in with the topic without repeating yourselves for the rest of us.
Would you rather I change the action and ding you two for going in circles and not moving the discussion forward?
The goal was to break the circle before it devolved into more personal and less topic.
Can you suggest a generic statement more suited for that purpose?
Your response to Taz was the same. You don't explain what you consider to be "crap" about the links. If the link doesn't work for someone, your post has no substance. People shouldn't have to go to the link to understand your position on the subject.
I'm asking you to try to make your own arguments, with links for support; instead of cut and pastes or just links with your comments of agreement or challenge.
Stretch yourself. The rules ask that arguments be made in your own words.
quote:I often have to wonder if the Admin staff here at EvC has a clue what a personal attack is. From the behavior of many members of the Admin staff it is not clear they do.
Personal attacks are as you describe them, but when I speak of personal, I'm not talking about personal attacks.
I see two types: 1) Asking or requesting personal information and 2) participants are arguing over debate style (for lack of a better description). IOW, they are no longer discussing the topic, but quibbling about what was said and what wasn't said. The discussion is no longer moving forward. There are just accusations of misrepresentation, misleading, misquoting, etc. It becomes a personal battle which can lead to personal attacks, but it doesn't really provide any more information concerning the topic or move the discussion forward.
Those are the types of unproductive discussion that I term personal. That may not be totally accurate, but now you know.