Originally posted by kd2acz
I am a bit new around here but think I have a fairly good handle on the regular players, and the out comes of constructive debate. It seems as any thread, no matter how started ends up off topic (rabbit holes) and leaves people pissed. I have seen a lot or articulation in making points, I for one am not very good at this... And will probably not win many.
...[text shortened]... ring, do we seek or are we just arguing? Seems to be very little respect for one another.
I have been told that the Spirituality forum was formed to contain the religious arguments that were irritating people in the Debates forum (which is largely political). So if true, the forum's charter is irritating argumentation.
There are regulars who know regulars of the opposite persuasion well enough to follow them around to expose and pick apart their pronouncements (in their own minds). It's quite repetitive.
Another factor is the Online Disinhibition Effect. See:
Further, when it comes to faith and religion, two people can look at the same thing and see opposite explanations for it.
Finally, IMO, the subject matter is of such importance to many people here that it justifies their unending persistence, either to save the world via religion, or to save the world from religion.