The main goal of the forum is for civil debate. We can enforce civil debate, but we can't enforce everyone to be reasonable.
I prefer open debate that's designed to fairly and sensibly address the issue(s) raised. If I was concerned with people being nice to me, then I wouldn't tell them that they're wrong. We can be too "civil" in debates fearing to tell people the truth they hate to hear. I say let people get into the debate and "mix it up" saying what they need to say regardless of feelings. You know--George Carlin style.
If you find someone is continually making logical errors, it's not your burden to try to continually correct them. You can just ignore them and debate with someone else.
I like to play the role of an educator. I've been busy preparing a math-tutoring website, for example. So I correct people when I can and accept corrections. I have trouble tolerating ignorance.
This happens all the time from all sides.
I have noticed that when I make a "killer" point, my Christian interlocutors tend to run off. Maybe it's just a coincidence.
We have 4 non-Christians on the mod team and they are some of the top debaters on the forum. There is no Christian bias from them. People might experience occasional bias from a Christian moderator (including myself), but as a whole, the mod team balances each other out and, in my opinion, it really cannot get more unbiased as a mod team.
Bias in ourselves tends to be something we are oblivious to. Many Christians, for example, tend to claim they are open-minded, yet their religion tells them that they are right, and all unbelievers are deceived by the Devil. Such beliefs are essentially guaranteed to create strong bias against unbelievers.
As for fairness, I believe we've been more than fair with you. You've accumulated 6 warnings and we haven't issued you a final warning yet. If we were "fair" a banishment vote would've occurred a long time ago.
What did I do that you would "banish" me for? Is that your idea of fairness--not kicking somebody out of the forum?
I do know what I have done here. I've argued sensibly and truthfully to the best of my ability championing the cause of those who have been victimized by Christianity including children who have been sexually assaulted and even murdered.
Is that what could get me banned here? What case of my exposing Christian child abuse would get me kicked out?
I don't really see it as a debate topic either since how do you really know what is going on inside another person's head.
You and Elijah John are very wrong about our inability to know what people think. We discern people's thoughts all the time by listening to what they say and watching what they do. I wanted to discuss the thoughts of apologists. You and Elijah John evidently cannot tolerate such exposure.
In any case, you both interfered with my effort to debate and discuss a very important and relevant issue in Christian apologetics. Elijah John's claims that my thread was somehow inappropriate are blatantly trumped-up charges. Contrary to what he claimed, my debate topic was very arguable. The real reason he moved it is because he knew full well that it was big trouble for apologetics and for apologists. He did not want the true motives of apologists to be exposed.
If you answer your own debate question in the opening post, then it appears that you're not really interested in soliciting others for debate. Instead, simply answer your question in the second post.
I've answered my own question for debate many times in the OP, and there were no problems at all. I always showed acute interest in having other people join the debate, and nobody ever was put off by my answering my own question in the OP.
This forum is not a place to simply present your views and then wait for others to react to it.
But that's how a debate works. Each interlocutor presents her arguments, and later her interlocutor responds.
Leave it to the readers to make that judgement call, otherwise you are making a personal attack, even if you believe it is true.
Actually, being lied to is a personal attack, not truthfully pointing out that the liar is lying. The many times the Christians here lied to me they were personally attacking me--I wasn't attacking them for pointing out the fact that they lied.
Would it be OK for a Christian to call you a sinner even though he believes it is true?
Absolutely! In fact, I've avowed here that I am a sinner, and I enjoy my sin. You can call me anything you wish.
This forum, in my humble opinion, is one of the most level playing fields to debate religion. The forum has no bias towards any religious position.
In that case move my thread back to apologetics where it belongs.
This might be true for some, but it's a false blanket statement to be applied to all Christians.
If you are an exception, then please speak out against the abuses I have exposed on this forum. You can start with faith healing and tell everybody what a scam it is.
In closing, I'd like to point out that I've always made an effort in this forum to sensibly and accurately convey the truth about the issues I've debated. I have especially tried to defend those who have been and are victimized by religion. If I've been censored or "warned," then I have been censored or warned for getting out the facts that if accepted, would force us to stop hurting innocent people.
You cannot morally or honestly fault me for that.