Author Topic: On Rules  (Read 4702 times)

Re: On Rules
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2015, 01:49:18 PM »
Please do an intro thread like we expect you to do. We like to know what we are dealing with when people come here.

Re: On Rules
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2015, 01:51:31 PM »
Informal debates are just that, informal.  People will interrupt and butt in every so often.   It will feel like you're being tag teamed.

My advice is be respectful and don't assume we know anything at all about what you believe or why you believe it.   We'll ask for a lot of clarification and references.   

We've also got a handy flow chart knocking around here about how a basic debate works.  I'll dig it out.
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Offline PickelledEggs

Re: On Rules
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2015, 01:52:19 PM »
I'm giving this guy til' ten to stop acting trollish
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Re: On Rules
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2015, 01:54:19 PM »
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Offline witness1615 (OP)

Re: On Rules
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2015, 01:54:56 PM »
Please do an intro thread like we expect you to do. We like to know what we are dealing with when people come here.
Umm, I did. Go Check.

Offline witness1615 (OP)

Re: On Rules
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2015, 01:55:36 PM »
We dont HAVE TO justify rules on this forum. :)
You don't have to, but do you?

Re: On Rules
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2015, 01:56:38 PM »
Okay, My question is, how do you justify the use of rules on this forum?

Do you mean how do we tell right from wrong with no ancient goat herder's fairy tale to guide us?
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Offline witness1615 (OP)

Re: On Rules
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2015, 01:56:45 PM »
I'm giving this guy til' ten to stop acting trollish
Could you be more specific? I really do want my questions answered.

Offline witness1615 (OP)

Re: On Rules
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2015, 01:57:39 PM »
Do you mean how do we tell right from wrong with no ancient goat herder's fairy tale to guide us?
No, I mean why do you have rules on this forum?

Re: On Rules
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2015, 01:58:32 PM »
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justify
ˈdʒʌstɪfʌɪ/Submit
verb
verb: justify; 3rd person present: justifies; past tense: justified; past participle: justified; gerund or present participle: justifying
1.
show or prove to be right or reasonable.
"the person appointed has fully justified our confidence"
synonyms:   give grounds for, give reasons for, give a justification for, show just cause for, explain, give an explanation for, account for, show/prove to be reasonable, provide a rationale for, rationalize; More
be a good reason for.
"the situation was grave enough to justify further investigation"
synonyms:   warrant, be good reason for, be a justification for; More
2.
THEOLOGY
declare or make righteous in the sight of God.
"one of the elect, justified by faith"
3.
PRINTING
adjust (a line of type or piece of text) so that the print fills a space evenly or forms a straight edge at the margin.
"in most European languages you justify text by adding space between letters and words"

Pick a definition.  Stick with it.
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Offline witness1615 (OP)

Re: On Rules
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2015, 01:59:59 PM »
Here we go

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I might change my mind, on whether or not an atheist can answer my question.

Offline witness1615 (OP)

Re: On Rules
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2015, 02:00:59 PM »
Pick a definition.  Stick with it.
The Primary definition is what I am going with.

Re: On Rules
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2015, 02:01:09 PM »
Are saying that Atheism has rules?

My vote is the mods ban this shithead right now before he becomes a more of a problem.

Re: On Rules
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2015, 02:02:50 PM »
No, I mean why do you have rules on this forum?

Mostly to keep the staff from banning YEC fucktards after their first post.
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Re: On Rules
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2015, 02:03:08 PM »
No, I mean why do you have rules on this forum?

It's a social agreement.  We like talking about stuff, and to do that we abide by a certain set of rules worked out amongst ourselves. It makes the exchange of ideas easier.
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We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real
tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. -Plato