Originally posted by Nyxie
I myself can't find a need for this forum. I now don't know where my beliefs should end in a debate. My beliefs shape who I am and will be a factor in my discussions. If someone asks me if I think it's ok to kill another human being, how d ...[text shortened]... o kill people. Is this religion or ethics?
I am with you 100%. Personally, I think this is a very shallow attempt to appease a demographic whose arguements are asinine at best.
I don't mind if someone has a problem with my beliefs. I don't mind if someone takes offense by my religion. I don't mind that there are people who will cry foul at the slightest mention of anything spiritual. That's their business, and they have a right to it. HOWEVER, I have the same right......or atleast, I thought I did.
I am going to put this as clearly as I can, and I hope the site admins. pay serious attention and give this some serious thought.
The separation of spirituality oriented issues and comments from the debates forum is an unacceptable bias. Spirituality is no different than any other issue or concept in any relevant way. I am well aware that it may be the most heated issue at this site, and the individuals involved may feel more strongly about it than any other issue at hand. Again though, it is in no relevant way different than any other issue in the debates forum, past or present. This separation of ideas is nothing more than an easy out for the site admins. They should be ashamed of themselves and I have taken great personal offense from this, both in the academic sense and the theistic sense. I will not be sensored in such a biased fashion and I insist that they either revoke this concept or make allowances such as kirk has suggested. They have taken, now I expect some giving.
Again, there is no relevace to this other than appeasing an intolerant demographic. This makes as much sense as making people declare certain games to allow the fools mate, other wise the maneuver is impossible. This is foolishness and asinity at its highest, and I am greatly disturbed and saddened at the lack of wisdom and integrity that this maneuver infers.
In my country (the USA), just about any place of employment makes a declaration in their employment forms that they do not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, etc. One of these declarations not discriminating on the basis of religion. This is a basic concept of equal treatment, which to the best of my knowledge is also prevalent in the UK. Unfortunately, it is apparent to me that some feel such basic notions are unimportant in cyberspace.
I will abide by this proposterous notion, if only because I am impotent to do otherwise. I can not, and will not, grant it any respect as it would be completely unwarranted. I am sad to say it, but I am beginning to feel ashamed to be a part of this site. To what end shall we pursue this? Will we have a political forum some day when political intolerance abounds? You can't please them all. You are a fool if you try to.