Originally Posted by seeker5
In regard to Erin's comment, it's not easy to ignore. It's not like a subject that I have no emotional connection to like Religious topics, or psychic stuff. I don't care about those topics, and I don't care what others think about those topics so it's easy for me to ignore.
Religious debates and psychic stuff may not be emotional issues for you but they are for many forum members here, and many people in general.
Religion, in particular, has the potential to oppress people in ways that nothing else quite can. I've personally known (and dated) guys who were celibate for 10 or 15 years because of the religious and social stigmas associated with homosexuality. In many countries its still totally justifiable and expected to beat your wife
if she doesn't live up to religious moral expectations and doctrine.
Does that mean that we should stop having spiritual conversations here because it might offend those groups? Of course not. Violence is generally very hard to justify when a little light is shown on it. And transparency and open dialogue can be that light.
It seems a little unfair to suggest that its Ok to push other peoples emotional buttons when it comes to religious or psychic debates, but not allow any discussions that might have a chance of pushing yours.
I understand that you know a lot about politics, and I feel badly that you regret the time you spent on posting about them here. But to compare the creation of a political forum to the creation of an article about how to kidnap or murder someone is not fair at all.