1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    19 Jun '13 04:004 edits
    "Causes of Spirituality Forum Dysfunction"

    1. Argumentation for Its Own Sake

    2. Red Herrings and False Issues

    3. Seeking to Embarrass

    4. Personal Accomplishment Bragging

    5. Failure to Listen

    6. Insensitivity to Veiled Interest

    7. False Motivations

    8. Abrasive Pressure Tactics

    9. Irrelevant Tread Topics

    10. Off Topic Posts

    11. Crusading in Lieu of Conversation

    12. Flippant Attitudes Toward Serious Topics

    13. Inaccuracies in Paraphrased Material

    14. Erroneous Conclusions

    15. Convoluted Logic

    16. Thread Hijacking

    17. Coercion In Place of Persuasion

    18. Disrespectful Attitudes

    19. Misreading Earnest Questions

    20. Infighting Over Grudges

    21. Peer Pressure Arrogance

    22. Erecting Straw Men

    23. Lack of A Sense of Humor

    24. Hypersensitivity

    25. Emotional Immaturity

    Note: We've all been guilty, from time to time, of those we're
    vulnerable to in our areas of weakness. Let's improve. (gb)
  2. Standard memberRJHinds
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    19 Jun '13 04:15
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"Causes of Spirituality Forum Dysfunction"

    1. Argumentation for Its Own Sake

    2. Red Herrings and False Issues

    3. Seeking to Embarrass

    4. Personal Accomplishment Bragging

    5. Failure to Listen

    6. Insensitivity to Veiled Interest

    7. False Motivations

    8. Abrasive Pressure Tactics

    9. Irrelevant Tread Topics

    10. Off Topic ...[text shortened]... Straw Men

    23. Lack of A Sense of Humor

    24. Hypersensitivity

    25. Emotional Immaturity[/b]
    I plead the fifth.

    The Instructor
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    19 Jun '13 04:49
    26. Disagreement over what its 'function' really is.
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    19 Jun '13 05:17
    Originally posted by twhitehead

    26. Disagreement over what its 'function' really is.
    "Debate and general discussion of the supernatural, religion, and the life after." (Russ & Chris)
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    19 Jun '13 08:43
    27. Assumed Moral Superiority

    28. Assumed Disinterest in Spirituality

    29. Subjective Meddling

    30. Mock Humility

    31. Well Crafted Lies
  6. Standard membersonship
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    19 Jun '13 13:34
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    27. Assumed Moral Superiority

    28. Assumed Disinterest in Spirituality

    29. Subjective Meddling

    30. Mock Humility

    31. Well Crafted Lies
    32. Failure to pay adequate attention to ongoing chess game.
  7. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    19 Jun '13 14:08
    Originally posted by sonship
    32. Failure to pay adequate attention to ongoing chess game.
    Wouldn't the ongoing chess games suffer the dysfunction, rather than the spirituality forum?
  8. Standard membersonship
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    19 Jun '13 14:331 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Wouldn't the ongoing chess games suffer the dysfunction, rather than the spirituality forum?
    Both suffer badly in my case.

    Arrrg! Just lost my queen!
  9. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    19 Jun '13 15:03
    Originally posted by sonship
    Both suffer badly in my case.

    Arrrg! Just lost my queen!
    33. Internet Addiction Overload (lol)
  10. Standard membersonship
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    19 Jun '13 19:051 edit
    The podcast link is a talk from a Christian Apologist called "The Golden Rule of Apologetics" From "Reasons To Believe".

    It was beneficial to me. I think it is good advice to ANY position, pro or con on a Forum like this:

    http://www.reasons.org/podcasts/straight-thinking/golden-rule-of-apologetics-in-action-part-2
  11. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    Originally posted by sonship
    The podcast link is a talk from a Christian Apologist called [b]"The Golden Rule of Apologetics" From "Reasons To Believe".

    It was beneficial to me. I think it is good advice to ANY position, pro or con on a Forum like this:

    http://www.reasons.org/podcasts/straight-thinking/golden-rule-of-apologetics-in-action-part-2[/b]
    Sonship, would you have access to an outline or transcript of this thirty four minute presentation?
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    19 Jun '13 23:24
    34. Counterfeit Doctrines and Half Truths
  13. SubscriberSuzianne
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    21 Jun '13 00:54
    Originally posted by sonship
    Both suffer badly in my case.

    Arrrg! Just lost my queen!
    I hear you.

    In a recent game I bumbled away my queen and lost the game in the same move.
  14. SubscriberSuzianne
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    21 Jun '13 00:56
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"Causes of Spirituality Forum Dysfunction"

    1. Argumentation for Its Own Sake

    2. Red Herrings and False Issues

    3. Seeking to Embarrass

    4. Personal Accomplishment Bragging

    5. Failure to Listen

    6. Insensitivity to Veiled Interest

    7. False Motivations

    8. Abrasive Pressure Tactics

    9. Irrelevant Tread Topics

    10. Off Topic ...[text shortened]... time to time, of those we're
    vulnerable to in our areas of weakness. Let's improve. (gb)[/b]
    Art, even such as can be found in this forum, imitates life.
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    21 Jun '13 01:01
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]"Causes of Spirituality Forum Dysfunction"

    1. Argumentation for Its Own Sake

    2. Red Herrings and False Issues

    3. Seeking to Embarrass

    4. Personal Accomplishment Bragging

    5. Failure to Listen

    6. Insensitivity to Veiled Interest

    7. False Motivations

    8. Abrasive Pressure Tactics

    9. Irrelevant Tread Topics

    10. Off Topic ...[text shortened]... time to time, of those we're
    vulnerable to in our areas of weakness. Let's improve. (gb)[/b]
    All of the above...
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