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 Can we all come together instead of ruthlessly attacking each other? (4)

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Can we all come together instead of ruthlessly attacking each other?

Ok, I know I have maybe not been the kindest to others in the past, but can we all just simmer down and respect each other? That’s all I ask. Please.
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Can we all come together instead of ruthlessly attacking each other?

I would argue, creating structures to self-moderate the Forum as a community is the best option we have available to us. Practically, this can include the construction of a 'Formal Section', 'Formal Debate Tournaments', 'Trials & Sentencing', ect.

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Not as long as there are a bunch of juvenile minded know it alls running around who think it is beneath them to give dignity to those who don't have the same garbage crammed in their heads as they do.

Yet that is kind of the nature of where it is we are. People who lean on their own understanding like to debate. They like to debate because they are insecure about their beliefs. Unfortunately, they are both insecure and prideful. As a result, they can't be seen changing their minds, and they can't help but make degrading comments towards those they see as being less than them.

Really, it amazes me that these people don't see how their mentality not only condemns just about everyone on the planet, but it also condemns them.

They don't know Jesus, but they think they do. If they knew Jesus, it would be better for them. If they could put aside their haughtiness for a moment and adopt an attitude of charity, the result would be more edification for everyone.

Of course, if you are here because you are full of pride and insecure, you aren't here for edification. Not for yourself or others.

I don't ruthlessly attack people. I hold back an awful lot. Why? Because I realize it isn't helpful to tell someone that I think they are really stupid. To me, that isn't a matter of their identity. Just because they believe a lot of stuff that I think is stupid doesn't mean that they are stupid. I want people to have a good time. I want to help, I really do. Do I sometimes slip up and call people names? Yeah, it happens. That doesn't mean that I think it is right. Besides that, I really do hold back an awful lot. It is a lot easier to be a raging arse head than it is to be genuinely polite. I try to take the more skillful route.

In my every day life, this is what I do. I help people. It is hard work, and a lot of times it is very thankless. It is a different environment. In the real world, my actions are my words. Here, my words are my actions. It is the opposite. You can't see what I'm doing here. I can't really be a friend here. This isn't my world. Besides that, I don't like spending a lot of time on the computer and I don't really have a lot of time to spend on the computer. In fact, I'm going to have a lot less time to spend on the computer after today. I am a very busy person. I work a lot. I have to work. I don't think people who are on this site all day know what it is like to have to work. When I am not working, I prefer to be outside.

So what? I just want everyone to know that my heart is heavy with compassion, and that is why I say and do the things I do here. I care about you, even if I think the opinions you express make you look like a monstrous and despicable person. The people I love in the real world are probably a lot worse than even the most wicked person on this site. I associate with killers, prostitutes, knee breakers, magicians, psychopaths, and those who are overcome by substance abuse on a daily basis. Why do I do that? Because I'm able to get along with these people without sacrificing my integrity. I preach the gospel everywhere I go, and most of that preaching comes from simply being a good friend. From showing CHARITY.

And that is what is really needed, not just here, but in the church, in politics, in the workplace, in the real world. More charity. Without charity, everyone will simply devour each other. Besides that, when we don't show charity, we condemn ourselves because we are guilty of the same things we accuse others of.

What am I? I'm just a man.. or a cartoon frog.. It doesn't matter. What does matter is that God is The Supreme and Ultimate Reality, and the good news is that The Truth sets you free. It's about keeping it real. Showing charity is part of keeping it real. We all have been shown a lot of charity. We all have been given a lot of grace. We are where we are because of so many factors outside of our own control. It isn't right to think so highly of the self. Keeping it real leads to humility. Honest humility leads to sincere charity.

Sincerity of faith and charity, that is the way. That is the right path. That is all I preach. What is the alternative? The worship of strife and chaos. A person who worships strife and chaos is not thinking about other people. They are thinking about themselves. They are working to satisfy their own lusts. They are doing it for the lulz.

Do you all want to get something meaningful accomplished through debate? Surrender to God, and show charity to one another. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be open.

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Screw that. I want heads to roll. I'm thirsty for human fluids...............

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"Can" people do that? Yes. In fact a core of my debate peers from a prior debate website have already formed a FaceBook debate group which for a couple years now is doing a pretty good job of legitimately discussing topics without the personal attacks.

"Will" people do that? Not in here. Oh heck no. There's only about a half dozen people having legit discussions in here. All the rest is noise and drama for the sake of noise and drama.