As mentioned in another thread, I am limiting myself withing Free Your Mind more or less to threads concerning Christianity specifically and religion in general.
In other words, I will not be adding much to political debates here. I still steadfastly stand behind my beliefs - beliefs that should be very well known to anyone who frequents this forum - but I no longer see any point in expressing them.
Here's why: this forum shows an undue bias against political conservatives.
First, the reason I became so upset in the first place was that forum members could accuse Republicans, without evidence, of knowingly allowing - or even PLOTTING - the 9/11/01 deaths of over three thousand American citizens, all for the sake of the oil industry.
When I became (understandably) concerned, I went to the mod's and admin's like a good little forum member should. They (apparently) disagree about the seriousness of the problem, but my question was never answered. Instead - and this was the most infuriating part - Sicy publically mocked my concerns.
Since then, I've noticed a handful of other signs that things are not well in this forum. Most notable was in the since-closed thread in which Diamond tried to bridge the political gap by asking everyone to post five good things about the political opposition. Several Bush-bashers found it impossible to say anything nice about the man - choosing to attack him and derail the thread rather than ignore the entire discussion.
("If you can't say anything nice...")
Note these three posts, which occured one after another:
Sicy was clearly around, but did she mention this hate-filled comment? NOPE.
Basically, until I'm satisfied that the playing field is more even - that either liberals tone down their viciousness or we conservatives can reply in kind - I see no point in entering the discussion.
(There's probably a simple solution: make someone like z_edge, Diamond, or Bama a moderator.)
Thus, I will limit myself to mostly religion threads - tonight's forest fire discussion being a rare exception and another indication that my concerns may not be unfounded.
Feel free to note this post and move on. Feel free to start a discussion on it, too, but I just meant this as more of an announcement - placed here so as not to derail other threads.
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