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Old 08-03-2003, 02:09 PM   #16
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You're welcome back anytime, 80s--take care.
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'80's, I'm sorry you feel like you have to leave us. I didn't agree with many of your posts but I always felt like you presented your arguments with reason and conviction. Some people do feel like that there is too much going on in FYM. I prefer not to post in some threads (abortion threads in particular) myself. I appreciate your kind words about me in your post. God bless you!
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aww dont leave. Remember that other religions post? Good times.
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Old 08-03-2003, 04:05 PM   #19
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Deep, I don't think I ever agreed with you on a single issue, and we've even had words with each other. But I never got the feeling you don't respect me and/or my views. That's a good quality to have, the ability to disagree totally but to still show respect. No hard feelings, eh?

80s,

Thanks for posting this.

I do respect you and your right to have your views.
To me, you are a sincere person trying to make the right choices.
I even think I understand how you arrive at your views.
You and I are probably in agreement on 95% of most issues.

The discussions in these threads are mostly about the other 5 %.
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Old 08-03-2003, 04:33 PM   #20
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I'm not sure FYM is a productive place for many people. What do we accomplish with all our bickering? Is anyone ever persuaded? Not much.
I agree very much with you here. I've thought almost these very words and came close to posting them.

I still wonder if it makes sense to post on a political sub-forum where debates almost inevitably turn to arguments and where otherwise we are friends, i.e. we are a group of people with a shared interest about which we can all rejoice and raise a toast: the rock band called U2.

80's, take care.
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Old 08-03-2003, 07:53 PM   #21
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It's sad to see another of the minority leave, but I understand where you are coming from- that's why I'm not around FYM much anymore - gave me serious offline headaches as well. And to echo Fizz, I hope we will still see you in other places in Interland
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Old 08-03-2003, 09:08 PM   #22
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80s,

You posted before that you come to FYM to hear opinions different from your own.

You stated that you live in a community where everybody thinks alike.

I never see these threads as debates, and do not like the idea that some are in the minority and others are in the majority. I find myself agreeing and disagreeing with most everybody in here at one time or another.

I have posted things that have been proven to be wrong. It did not make me feel like I lost face or a debate.
I posted something that was not correct. So what. I post things I believe are correct and if people ask me why, I make my best effort to explain. Sometimes many disagree with me, again so what.

I used to find myself obsessing a bit about the discussions in here. I had to reevaluate how much value I allow myself to invest in my posting in here. I want to make a positive contribution to this community. I believe you and the other posters here do.

Please take time to look at the thread I started about NO MORE DEBATES!

This country has some 285,000,000 people and I believe there are 6.2+ billion people on the planet. In this forum we have an opportunity to share opinions and contribute to better understanding between people from every possible location, in our small way.
Please reconsider being a part of that.
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Old 08-03-2003, 11:23 PM   #23
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Deep, I just went and read your ideas. Those are great ideas. I hope it works out. I'm not sure I'd be able to discuss without arguing. That's part of what it is that I don't like about the way I behave at FYM. I always argue. But there are many people that I really think could make it work. I think FYM would be the better for it.

Anyways, thanks for the kind words.

And to everybody, and I do mean everybody, I hope you are all blessed.

I may see some of ya'll over at "The Goal Is Soul". That's a real nice forum. However, if I do that, I think I'll ask the mods to ban me from posting at FYM so I won't be tempted to come back! That may just be the first self-inflicted ban in internet forum history!

Over `n' out.
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Old 08-03-2003, 11:43 PM   #24
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Well I hate to see you go. Although I may not agree with you 90% of the time I have much respect. It must be hard to be a conservative in this forum, but it would be boring without them.

I always took your opinions seriously and admired your convictions. Take care.

Remember it's just cyber-space.

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Old 08-04-2003, 12:57 AM   #25
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it is our loss but in matters like this, we should all put ourselves first.

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Enjoy the break - don't make it too long.
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Old 08-04-2003, 11:03 PM   #27
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Your are taking it personally, and maybe you are right to leave if it's causing you this much distress. But also take what you have learned and apply it accordingly. You won't alway's be around like minded people, or maybe you will, and that's your choice. But I never took anything you said personally, it was just the way you felt. So be it. Hope you find what you are looking for.
Oh, btw I WILL miss your debate, argument's..or whatever you call them.
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80's, please don't go. I don't even come to this forum much (too much aggravation, can't deal with it) but I miss you on the EYKIW forum and I'm sorry you don't post there anymore. I always loved your posts. When people feel run off the forum, what happens is, only one side of the story is told. We need all sides. Too many people have left already, please don't go Stay here and post on all the forums you want. You opinions are just as good as anyone else's and should be respected all the same.
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Ain't that the truth!!!
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Goodbye, 80sU2isBest.

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