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cave jug

For what is worth I would like to publicly apologize to:
Ernest Bywater, Weezer, Dominions Son, Crumbly Writer, graybyrd, @Capt Zapp, richardshagrin, The Slim Rhino, Switch Blayde and probably that many on other threads I dared to participate on and state my opinion.

I had a tenable life with religion and religious, paid high price for it, hence my dislike and disdain. What I am and what makes me who I am, is vastly different from tradition and prescribed norms. I am unable apologize for it.

However, that can not be an excuse for how I've addressed You and it would be disingenuous of me to try a hide behind it. I happen to know myself rather well, so to avoid temptation to "open my mouth" again, I promise and I will make sure my login expires and I do not renew paid subscription, overdue already.

This sounds like sulking and crying over spilled milk. If you can believe it, it is not, nor a start of a new thread.
Cheers.

graybyrd

@cave jug

I promise and I will make sure my login expires and I do not renew paid subscription


US Public TV a few years ago did a series called "The Power of Choice." The point being, of all our powers as thinking beings, choice is one of our most powerful. That said... its your choice. Be well, fare well, and may you find whatever it is you're looking for.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@graybyrd

Be well, fare well, and may you find whatever it is you're looking for.


I second that emotion.

Dominions Son
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@cave jug

Apology accepted.

I'm not going to tell you that you are wrong to feel the way you do.

However, you do need to own and take responsibility for how you express it.

I hope that you someday find peace.

Crumbly Writer

@cave jug

However, that can not be an excuse for how I've addressed You and it would be disingenuous of me to try a hide behind it. I happen to know myself rather well, so to avoid temptation to "open my mouth" again, I promise and I will make sure my login expires and I do not renew paid subscription, overdue already.

That's a bit extreme, and it sounds like a kid pouting, yelling "I'm going home, and I'm taking my ball with me".

As I've said, I can understand and relate to your issues, and they are justified, but instead of acting on your beliefs, you instead seem to be attacking the choir--that who primarily agree with you. That's not an attack on your views, but a plea to tone down the over-the-top rhetoric.

I don't think anyone objects to the religion discussion, but many were upset that you were accusing people of things they never stated or believe.

In my 'civil rights' analogy, you'll notice that the March on Washington and the Black Lives Matter movement don't attack Jews, Gays and Muslims, because it's counter productive. Instead of picking fights with those who agree with you, you gain more by appealing to common interests.

Just because someone doesn't publicly decry Christianity doesn't mean they won't stand up against the abuses of organized religion. This "all or nothing" approach is simply misguided.

That said, no one is calling for you to leave. I made a comment in the "Editors and Reviewers" section to not make religion comments to prevent a duplicate discussion, but that was not intended to shut you down.

If you stay, and I encourage you to remain, continue to state your opinions. I just suggest you double-check your responses before hitting the final "Post" button, just to ensure you're not overreacting to relatively innocent comments. (I do that frequently (make stupid comments without reading my responses over), so I can relate to what you've encountered.)

The attempts here weren't directed against you, or your beliefs, but were simply trying to clarify people's positions.

imsly1

Damn I am pissed....you didn't apologize to me or my weim..🙄

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@imsly1

Damn I am pissed....you didn't apologize to me or my weim.

Hey, your weim can kiss my ... 'D (shows how we end up where we are.)

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@Crumbly Writer

Hey, your weim can kiss my ... 'D (shows how we end up where we are.)


Hey, watch your language, this is supposed to be a family friendly....

Oh wait...Never mind...Carry on.

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