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03-07-2012, 02:07 AM
"Freethought" Blogs drama
Recently I have been getting my
attention diverted and have been finding myself really disappointed
in some of the atheist community. I have been thinking of going to an
atheist/skeptic conference to meet like minded people. Unfortunately,
I no longer think I will waste my time. I am just going to stick to
art, comic, and movie conferences and leave what I care the most
about behind. I think it is ridiculous that some people confuse these
issues too much. Personal experience tells me that people that can
not deal with bar atmosphere or lewd and suggestive language on
certain sites probably should avoid them. Is there a time and place
for everything? Of coarse. Can some people make people uncomfortable?
You betcha. The point is that from the massive amount of reading I
have down on what was going on with this has brought me to question
whether or not I want to try and become more involved at all.

It seems to me that some people have
mixed trolling and awkward encounters together. The part that bothers
me is that this debate has been going on with people that should know
better. Most of the nonsense on the so called, “Freethought blog”
seems to have put a lot of people on edge. I think that these things
could use a little more common sense and less rules and regulations.
I wouldn't be with my “better half” if I had to follow the
proposed rules. People are different and unique and you have to use
your better judgment. Now there are a few cases where there is a well
defined line. “No!” Means just that, “No.”. There is no
debate about that. Get common sense advice, if you think that Cosmo
Magazine has ground breaking information on the psychology of men,
you may need a rethink. (I'm just sayin) If you think that fox news
is actual news you may want to get your facts checked. Some people
on the interweb will say some questionable or horrible things. So
what? Is it theoretically possible to find out a persons info on the
internet? Yes. Is it likely that they are going to find you and rape
you? No. Are there conceivable times that should warrant a legitimate
fear response? Yes. So what should someone do to avoid these
situations that they do not want to be in? For one go to bars with
friends and people you trust. (Also a good idea to know how they
behave at a bar first as well. Again, common sense) To people said
mean or scary things on the internet. :| Get over it or if you really
feel it is serious contact the authorities. What do I do if I might
be in an elevator with someone I don't like and makes me
uncomfortable? Well first people should be mindful of any areas they
are not familiar with. If you have a concern ask an employee to help.
Run when you get the first chance. Or tell the person you have lots
of disfiguring diseases.


I can't help but think what if its
just some poor shy guy that was just awkward? No idea. Pretty sure he
would learn a lesson about being creepy in an elevator. Maybe not.
Who knows. Lastly I do not want to start a war with this topic. (I am
a little bothered that I have to say these things in the first place)
Seriously I just think that we should all have some ability to handle
ourselves within society using common sense and less rules. Just
makes me sad that a large portion of the community can't seem to use
common sense.

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03-07-2012, 05:43 AM
RE: "Freethought" Blogs drama
Dood. Why the fuck are you bringing your drama over here?

More importantly, why the fuck are you bringing your drama over here without a link? Big Grin

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03-07-2012, 06:47 AM
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Time to sit back with a bag of popcorn and wait for Chas to bitchslap him. Smile

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03-07-2012, 07:09 AM
RE: "Freethought" Blogs drama
What is this about?

If you want legitimate input and opinions, you need to provide a link.

I can't even tell if you were an onlooker in a drama, the recipient of threats or the one who lost it and said some things that were interpreted as threats.

So, whazzup? Facts please, so your rant will make sense.

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03-07-2012, 10:13 AM
RE: "Freethought" Blogs drama
Sorry for not leaving links explaining what I was talking about. (Thought people were aware.) Anyways corrected it. Also it appears that some blogs have been banned from "freethought" Appears mind you, I have no idea. Sorry if this is a problem, I felt it was important to discuss because it is an issue that one, doesn't seem to be going away and two, seems to make people lose all common sense. I honestly don't think that hiding from the issue is helpful so I thought I would speak up. Because it effects the larger aspects in the short term.


http://freethoughtblogs.com/






http://freethoughtblogs.com/thunderf00t






http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuKH3trPp...e=g-user-u






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPfX2tMoP...ure=relmfu






http://freethoughtblogs.com/cristinarad






http://freethoughtblogs.com/greta/2012/0...-messages/






http://freethoughtblogs.com/zinniajones/...underf00t/






http://skepchick.org/






http://skepchick.org/2012/06/why-i-wont-...this-year/






http://freethoughtblogs.com/greta/2012/0...dj-grothe/

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03-07-2012, 10:16 AM
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(03-07-2012 05:43 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Dood. Why the fuck are you bringing your drama over here?

More importantly, why the fuck are you bringing your drama over here without a link? Big Grin
I have provided the links. Sorry about that.

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03-07-2012, 10:22 AM
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(03-07-2012 07:09 AM)Dom Wrote:  What is this about?

If you want legitimate input and opinions, you need to provide a link.

I can't even tell if you were an onlooker in a drama, the recipient of threats or the one who lost it and said some things that were interpreted as threats.

So, whazzup? Facts please, so your rant will make sense.
Sorry about that. I provided some links. In answer to your question, I was an onlooker. TAM (the amazing meeting) is only 4 hours away from where i am and I was considering making the trip. Not so much anymore.

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03-07-2012, 10:50 AM
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Your having your mind made up for you by other people..... fuck em..... fuck labeling yourself "atheist" or "religious" or any other fucking label and go there yourself and have a gander at what is going down.

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So I say nothing.

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03-07-2012, 10:53 AM
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(03-07-2012 10:13 AM)LabMonster13 Wrote:  Sorry for not leaving links explaining what I was talking about. (Thought people were aware.) Anyways corrected it. Also it appears that some blogs have been banned from "freethought" Appears mind you, I have no idea. Sorry if this is a problem, I felt it was important to discuss because it is an issue that one, doesn't seem to be going away and two, seems to make people lose all common sense. I honestly don't think that hiding from the issue is helpful so I thought I would speak up. Because it effects the larger aspects in the short term.


http://freethoughtblogs.com/






http://freethoughtblogs.com/thunderf00t






http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuKH3trPp...e=g-user-u






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPfX2tMoP...ure=relmfu






http://freethoughtblogs.com/cristinarad






http://freethoughtblogs.com/greta/2012/0...-messages/






http://freethoughtblogs.com/zinniajones/...underf00t/






http://skepchick.org/






http://skepchick.org/2012/06/why-i-wont-...this-year/






http://freethoughtblogs.com/greta/2012/0...dj-grothe/
I urge you to go to TAM and work for change. I think SkepChick should, as well. Ask DJ Grothe for a clarification of his remarks or institute a recall election.

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03-07-2012, 10:53 AM
RE: "Freethought" Blogs drama
(03-07-2012 10:16 AM)LabMonster13 Wrote:  
(03-07-2012 05:43 AM)houseofcantor Wrote:  Dood. Why the fuck are you bringing your drama over here?

More importantly, why the fuck are you bringing your drama over here without a link? Big Grin
I have provided the links. Sorry about that.
Motherfucker, I said a link. I didn't say, gee, dood, link up the whole fucking atheist internet. Big Grin

So, where you at in this pile-up? And I saw Cristina up there - if you talking smack about Criss, this conversation is over. Tongue

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