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Bashing Or Sharing?

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 10:22 pm
by Adnama
There have been alot of accusations of 'bashing' running around lately. It's geting on my nerves.



First off- I'd like to state that the mods here are charged with keeping all bashing well out of this form. But, the mods are not gods, and they cannot be everywhere at once. This is why there is a [!]Report button to the bottem right corner of every post. Anyone who ever comes across a post that is 'bashing', or otherwise breaking a suport group rule, should call that to the mods attention by pressing that button, and it will be delt with accordingly.



However, I'd also like to adress what 'bashing' is.



Dictonary.com tells us:
bash

v. tr.To strike with a heavy, crushing blow: The thug bashed the hood of the car with a sledgehammer.

To beat or assault severely: The police arrested the men who bashed an immigrant in the park.

To criticize (another) harshly, accusatorially, and threateningly: "He bashed the... government unmercifully over the... spy affair" (Lally Weymouth).


As far as we're concerned, we can subsitute 'bashing' with, 'disrespect' and site suport group rule #4.


There will be no disrespect to others including but not limited to: Users, Administrators, Moderators, Super-Moderators, or anyone on these forums. This also means no pointing fingers. If you do not agree with the persons' opinion, you are expected to be open-minded and courteous to them.




Now then. The purpose of this forum is to "let teens talk and discuss different aspects of their religions and/or beliefs."



Talk.. discuss... share.



Inorder to do that people must express their beliefs to each other. They must do it in a corteous and respectful way. But they are still alowed to state what they believe.



People have been geting 'shareing beliefs' mixed up with 'bashing beliefs' as of late.



So lets play a game of "Bashing or shareing?" for an all expece paied trip to the land of modly favor.



Is this bashing or shareing?


1. "I disagree with mormon doctrine and beliefs, but I still respect peopels right to have those beliefs"


Shareing. This is the acceptable way to express what you think. By makeing sure it's clear that it's what -YOU- think, and you are -NOT- imposeing that belief on anyone else.


2. "I hate wiccans, their beliefs are bull shit, and they're all gona rot in hell, ha ha ha."


Now THAT my friends is bashing, and it s strickly not alowed!


3. "I am christian, and I am all knowing, my beliefs are the only right ones and anyone who dosn't agree will burn in hell while I laugh."


Again, bashing.


4. "I am very firm in my Christian beliefs, and I'm very sure of them. Yes, according to my beliefs non believers are going to hell."


BASHING! BASHING! You scream.

NOPE! This person made it very clear that these are their beliefs, and they are not imposeing them on anyone else. They are simply shareing.


5. "I don't like christians, and I don't agree with them. Most of them are very close minded."


This isn't bashing either. Now, you can probably count on several members of this form to discount this particular oppion, but it is not outright disrespect, and it is not 'bashing'. Shareing, again.





Now then, is that clear now? I hope so. I'm greatly tiering of all the 'bashing' accusatins running around. If you're still not clear, feel free to PM me.

Re: Bashing Or Sharing?

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 11:19 pm
by A! Elbereth
Thank you. :)

Re: Bashing Or Sharing?

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:08 am
by Beautiful
omg, wow, thanks for saying that, someone needed to. noone listens to me though :furious: :hug:

Re: Bashing Or Sharing?

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:17 am
by aplz
I fail to see how any of it is bashing. It's a discussion. It's about religion. It's going to stirr up some people and get them aggrivated. But whatever. :

Re: Bashing Or Sharing?

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2004 1:04 am
by Sovek
Its about darn time amanda, what took you so long, jk. Yeah, weve needed something like this for a LONG time, I was getting rather sick when Christians were being a accused of bashing anyone when infact we were stating where most Christians should and do stand on issues that arise.

Re: Bashing Or Sharing?

Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2004 2:03 am
by alnieve
Yeah, definately, thanks a bunch, that really, really needed to be done.

Re: Bashing Or Sharing?

Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2004 1:59 pm
by turtbub
omg thank you soo much for clearing that up! it is a really delicate topic and we totally needed that. THANK YOU! :)

Re: Bashing Or Sharing?

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 2:45 pm
by ballin24
good work genius

Re: Bashing Or Sharing?

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:10 pm
by SirPostAlot
good work amanda! :)



~Jeff~

Re: Bashing Or Sharing?

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:57 am
by l3rok3n
<span style='font-family:Times'What if you are sharing what a source you found said like a book or something said? Like if a book said "anyone who doesn't believe pepsi is the best pop is going to hell".

Re: Bashing Or Sharing?

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:58 pm
by SirPostAlot
Originally posted by l3rok3n@Feb 2 2005, 11:57 PM

<span style='font-family:Times'What if you are sharing what a source you found said like a book or something said? Like if a book said "anyone who doesn't believe pepsi is the best pop is going to hell".

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Thats not bashing...



bashing is like saying that people of a certain faith are morons for being that adn stuff to taht nature...



sharing info that you read, isn't bashing :)



~Jeff~

Re: Bashing Or Sharing?

Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 2:37 am
by PurplePoemPuppet
Originally posted by ~*~AiM_uSeR~*~@Feb 3 2005, 05:58 PM

bashing is like saying that people of a certain faith are morons for being that adn stuff to taht nature...
Then you'd better start to watch what you say dear... you walk the fine line sometimes.

Re: Bashing Or Sharing?

Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:05 am
by SirPostAlot
Originally posted by PurplePoemPuppet+Feb 4 2005, 01:37 AM--
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hun, i am careful w/ what i say...

i don't bash anyones relgion i just state what i am and what i believe in and what i believe...saying that thing about bullies isn't bashing catholics...its just stating my belief, you know?



oK its really hard to explain, but its not meant bashing-etically...you know?



~Jeff~

Re: Bashing Or Sharing?

Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 5:15 am
by PurplePoemPuppet
Originally posted by ~*~AiM_uSeR~*~@Feb 4 2005, 08:05 PM

hun, i am careful w/ what i say...

i don't bash anyones relgion i just state what i am and what i believe in and what i believe...saying that thing about bullies isn't bashing catholics...its just stating my belief, you know?



oK its really hard to explain, but its not meant bashing-etically...you know?



~Jeff~

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I think that with that specific statement it is an indirect bash on the catholic religion. I can explain why, but we can do that in a conversation or in PM sometime.

Re: Bashing Or Sharing?

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:33 am
by Ranana_saky
I love your "no bashing" rule Mary Its gotten WAY out of hand on other boards, and frankly, Im sick to death of hearing it. Theres no reason to be so nasty all the time. Thank you for enforcing this rule