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otseng
Subject:
Galphanore wrote:

Name : Freethinkers

Group created.

Galphanore
Subject:
otseng wrote:
Galphanore wrote:

Name : Freethinkers

Group created.
Thanks.

otseng
Subject:
I'm requesting and creating a new usergroup "Brother's Keeper".

Joining this usergroup will mean abiding by a higher standard than set forth by the letter of the law in the rules. It will require an attempt to be totally blameless in attacking others and holding each other accountable to this.

Those who join that usergroup would agree to the following:
- Abide by the spirit of the rules of the forum.
- In a humble and loving attitude, privately contact a fellow Brother's Keeper when he/she is disrespectful or uncivil to any other forum member or when a rule is close to being violated.
- Be receptive to any private correction from a fellow Brother's Keeper and not defend one's own actions.

Only Christians may join this usergroup.

(was 8651.72, now 8151.72 tokens)

Chad
Subject:
What the heck...I'll throw away some tokens for a little fun.

Name : Pastafarian
Description : Pastafarians believe in the one true deity, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, who created the universe and all we see. Each Friday is a holiday and pirates are divine beings. Our Heaven includes beer volcanoes as far as the eye can see and a stripper factory.
Fee : No fee/charge

otseng
Subject:
Chad wrote:
Name : Pastafarian

Done. Group created.

otseng
Subject:
Created the Brother's Keeper subforum.

Deducted 1000 tokens from myself. (was 9823.67, now 8823.67)

Cmass
Subject:
Inspired by a call for civility from Otseng, I propose a group called "Tries to be civil":

Members of this group are often very passionate and care deeply about their beliefs and non-beliefs. Recognizing that we are all human, or all sinners depending upon the belief system, members of this group promise to try their best to debate in a civil manner.

Membership requirements:


1) Admit that you are not always civil. Come on, admit it. :punch:
2) Promise that any temper tantrums that leak out are a reflection of your own weakness and not because you are a genius debater going in for the kill. :anger:
3) Edit the questionability out of questionable posts when possible. (otherwise see requirement #5)
4) Promise to take a break from the forum if you feel compelled to answer a post in anger by taking a walk, doing 50 push ups or repeating the words "The sixth sick shiek's sixth sheep's sick" 3 times fast. :raving:
5) Recognize that the word "sorry" is not a 4 letter word, it is a 5 letter word like "laugh". Even if it was spelled "sawri" it would still be a 5 letter word. :confused2:
6) You participate in this forum for one or more of the following reasons: 1) to learn something new; 2) sharpen your debating skills 3) non-destructive entertainment; 4) meet friends; 5) sleeping pills won't work anymore.
7) You admit to yourself it is very unlikely you will convert people to Christianity or make a Christian into an atheist while participating in this forum and your attitude reflects this. (see #6)

If you are willing to follow the above rules you will be granted membership to this exclusive group. Benefits include lower blood pressure, less stress, a computer screen and keyboard less prone to damage and a child less likely to repeat your curse words at school the next day.
(Note: This is an equal opportunity group. If you unable to follow the above rules because you are an anarchist, you can still join but only if you accidentally follow the rules on purpose.)

otseng
Subject:
Cmass wrote:
Inspired by a call for civility from Otseng, I propose a group called "Tries to be civil":

Group created. (I also joined your group)

(was 4274.99 tokens, now 3774.99)

MagusYanam
Subject:
I actually had a twofold request:

a.) Is it possible to leave a usergroup I created? I've been doing some thinking and there are parts of Confucian doctrine I can't really reconcile with my own personal convictions - the role of tradition and ritual, for one. Also, the nature of love as being family-centred rather than something you can extend to the whole world I think is problematic. As such, I'd like to request to leave the Confucian usergroup and make Lainey the group moderator.

b.) I would like to create a usergroup 'Mohist'. The requirements for joining would be the following:

- Follower of Micius (Mozi) who believes that love should ideally be extended to the whole world
- Must have a commitment to pacifism, an ethic that is relatively utilitarian, a sceptical or iconoclastic approach to tradition and a love of reason and rational argument as a method of solving problems.
- An interest in completely useless logical and philosophical conundrums and paradoxes is not required, but it is highly encouraged.

Thanks,

MagusYanam

otseng
Subject:
MagusYanam wrote:

a.) Is it possible to leave a usergroup I created? I've been doing some thinking and there are parts of Confucian doctrine I can't really reconcile with my own personal convictions - the role of tradition and ritual, for one. Also, the nature of love as being family-centred rather than something you can extend to the whole world I think is problematic. As such, I'd like to request to leave the Confucian usergroup and make Lainey the group moderator.

Done.

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b.) I would like to create a usergroup 'Mohist'. The requirements for joining would be the following:

Added. The description was shortened and a link was added to your full description.

500 tokens charged (was 7306.73, now 6806.73)

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