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Author Topic:   General Discussion Of Moderation Procedures (aka 'The Whine List')
Rahvin
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Message 534 of 1043 (663654)
05-25-2012 8:58 PM
Reply to: Message 531 by Dr Adequate
05-25-2012 3:57 PM


Re: Fyoungs posts of hate
If a Muslim feels that he wants to blow up some infidels, does he necessarily need to talk to the nearest imam for advice?

I think that rather depends on the imam.

After all, if a Christian felt that he wanted to blow up some abortion clinics, a pastor/priest/revered who also happens to be a decent human being would probably be a great person to talk to.

I don't think all Muslims or even all imams want to blow up infidels. If they did, I think there'd be a lot more of the blowing up.


“The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it.”
- Francis Bacon

"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers

“A world that can be explained even with bad reasons is a familiar world. But, on the other hand, in a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of absurdity.” – Albert Camus

"...the pious hope that by combining numerous little turds of
variously tainted data, one can obtain a valuable result; but in fact, the
outcome is merely a larger than average pile of shit." Barash, David 1995.


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Rahvin
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Message 574 of 1043 (665120)
06-08-2012 11:51 AM


...Are we seriously throwing snarky insults around while simultaneously discussing a potential new moderator?

This place is great, and extremely well moderated, when we remain civil to each other. The quality of discussions drops rapidly when we start to get disrespectful, and I include myself in that assessment. Caustic sarcasm may be entertaining, and it can certainly "win" in terms of public opinion, but it tends to alienate and isolate and insult rather than focusing on evidence and argument.


“The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it.”
- Francis Bacon

"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers

“A world that can be explained even with bad reasons is a familiar world. But, on the other hand, in a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of absurdity.” – Albert Camus

"...the pious hope that by combining numerous little turds of
variously tainted data, one can obtain a valuable result; but in fact, the
outcome is merely a larger than average pile of shit." Barash, David 1995.


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Rahvin
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Message 683 of 1043 (691859)
02-25-2013 7:31 PM
Reply to: Message 682 by Coyote
02-25-2013 6:52 PM


Re: Excessive
What Coyote said.

“The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion (either as being the received opinion or as being agreeable to itself) draws all things else to support and agree with it.” - Francis Bacon

"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers

“A world that can be explained even with bad reasons is a familiar world. But, on the other hand, in a universe suddenly divested of illusions and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. This divorce between man and his life, the actor and his setting, is properly the feeling of absurdity.” – Albert Camus

"...the pious hope that by combining numerous little turds of variously tainted data, one can obtain a valuable result; but in fact, the outcome is merely a larger than average pile of shit." - Barash, David 1995.


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