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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:39 pm 
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http://www.mormonapologetics.org/index.php?s=cf705ce291bac1ac7c9157da38bb9c0a&showtopic=22162

Our own Mr. Scratch took home a medal this weekend for his Blog at the MAD extravaganza. Read more at the link above.

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[blushing] Gee, what can I say? I am flattered that they have taken such in interest in what has always been just a fun diversion for me. The blog has always been intended to inform and entertain, and, aside from a few haters such as dangermom (for whom I will def. craft an unflattering dossier, unless she apologizes) and kawikadave (who is really just still smarting from having his butt kicked so many times by me in our debates on FAIR), it seems that the MADites are having a good time indeed. Of course, they are more than welcome to come on over and discuss any changes they would like to see made to their dossiers. I aim to please, after all.


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I don't know how that thread could go on for 3 pages before being shutdown. Seems like an automatic board war thread to me. Nice to see Sput is still reading though. Does anyone know why he keeps fanning the flames? Did Shades run over his dog or something?

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Sput is so predictable. How he turns my statement:

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But the problem is that your evaluation of this situation - ie, that believers only engage in bad behavior due to being provoked by the situation - is completely subjective and biased in itself. An argument can be made that people who CHOOSE to participate on a board where they KNOW their cherished belief systems are going to be criticized ought to be in control of themselves enough not to react with personal attacks and extraordinary offense. In other words, if you can't take the heat, why the heck do you keep going into the kitchen?


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Well I got to share another Beastie qoute. This was stated today on MormonDiscussions.com,

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An argument can be made that people who CHOOSE to participate on a board where they KNOW their cherished belief systems are going to be criticized.......... In other words, if you can't take the heat, why the heck do you keep going into the kitchen?


See everyone it never was about even handed moderation. It's about giving them darn muuuurmans what they deserve.


is absolutely beyond me.

But it is interesting to see which part of my statement he chose to replace with.....the part that clearly has to do with unbiased moderation.

sput, you're dishonest.

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Bond...James Bond wrote:
I don't know how that thread could go on for 3 pages before being shutdown. Seems like an automatic board war thread to me. Nice to see Sput is still reading though. Does anyone who why he keeps fanning the flames? Did Shades run over his dog or something?


It seems to me that sput is working at perfecting his/her/its cherry picking skills.

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Jersey Girl wrote:
Bond...James Bond wrote:
I don't know how that thread could go on for 3 pages before being shutdown. Seems like an automatic board war thread to me. Nice to see Sput is still reading though. Does anyone who why he keeps fanning the flames? Did Shades run over his dog or something?


It seems to me that sput is working at perfecting his/her/its cherry picking skills.

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It seems that he is interested in robust and vigorous debate, which raises the question: Why doesn't he just come over here and get it? I'm sure Beastie and others here would be glad to kick his butt.


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I think MAD has treated Sput unfairly by muzzling his talk of Mormon Discussions. Discussing the Mormon Discussion Board, should be as allowable of topic as anything else over there. After all, Dr. Shades does not hold this board out to be sacred or secret. We have no qualms about discussing MAD, as a matter of fact it is a popular topic.

I suspect they are afraid of encouraging their participants to see this board and learning for themselves about freedom from over-moderation. Ironically, Sput himself would flourish better in this atmosphere.

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I think MAD has treated Sput unfairly by muzzling his talk of Mormon Discussions. Discussing the Mormon Discussion Board, should be as allowable of topic as anything else over there. After all, Dr. Shades does not hold this board out to be sacred or secret. We have no qualms about discussing MAD, as a matter of fact it is a popular topic.

I suspect they are afraid of encouraging their participants to see this board and learning for themselves about freedom from over-moderation. Ironically, Sput himself would flourish better in this atmosphere.


I suspect that based on the number of good posters who have rolled over into this board over the last few weeks, the links they provided to this board may have possibly backfired.

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Scratch's sole ability in any discussion board is to rummage through posts and point out contradictions and hypocrasies. Other than that sole talent he has all the depth of a soup spoon. How does he manage to garner an award?

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Scratch's sole ability in any discussion board is to rummage through posts and point out contradictions and hypocrasies. Other than that sole talent he has all the depth of a soup spoon. How does he manage to garner an award?


I don't know how he managed to garner an award on MAD but I do think you underestimate his abilities. My observation is that Scratch is well able to hold his own in topical debate, respond in kind when he sees fit and good gravy, the man has a terrific writing style!

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Really? Read my exchange with him, he didn't answer a single question. And they werent exactly difficult ones.

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Really? Read my exchange with him, he didn't answer a single question. And they werent exactly difficult ones.


I *did* answer your questions, Gaz---you just didn't like my answers. Face it: you want to reconcile the apparent contradiction between faith and material reality. You want matters of faith to be physically real in ways that just aren't possible, I'm afraid.


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Alma 32:21
And now as I said concerning faith - faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen,which are true.

Scratch, you haven't proffesed a belief in anything! All you have done is a silly dance with words. I asked you to give a simple commentary on a few verses in the New Testament concerning the physical ressurection and you couldent even do that, becasue to do so you would have to make a stand on a principle. Because your testimony is weak as water, you are obviously incapable.

The next time you want to critique a fellow poster remember the old addage to first pluck the beam from your own eye before worrying about someone elses splinters.

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moksha wrote:
http://www.mormonapologetics.org/index.php?s=cf705ce291bac1ac7c9157da38bb9c0a&showtopic=22162

Our own Mr. Scratch took home a medal this weekend for his Blog at the MAD extravaganza. Read more at the link above.


I'll admit, I can't resist those threads over on MAD. It seems that most participants don't get the irony of calling this board the "obsession" board, when some of them apparently can't keep their peepers off of it.

One thing that's starting to wear on my nerves, though: the use of quotes from this board in sig lines. It's become ubiquitous and has lost any sense of novelty or bite. I think "petty" might be a fitting descriptor.

And yeah - I like how the thread managed to last a few pages before being shut down. "Oops", I guess?

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I'll admit, I can't resist those threads over on MAD. It seems that most participants don't get the irony of calling this board the "obsession" board, when some of them apparently can't keep their peepers off of it.

One thing that's starting to wear on my nerves, though: the use of quotes from this board in sig lines. It's become ubiquitous and has lost any sense of novelty or bite. I think "petty" might be a fitting descriptor.

And yeah - I like how the thread managed to last a few pages before being shut down. "Oops", I guess?


skippy,

In all FAIRness, many people on this board also watch MAD and use quotes from MADites in their sig lines here. I agree with you that MAD has lost it's sense of novelty and/or bite...and suffers from a serious lack of humor.

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Gazelam wrote:
Scratch's sole ability in any discussion board is to rummage through posts and point out contradictions and hypocrisies. Other than that sole talent he has all the depth of a soup spoon.

Being able to rummage through posts and point out contradictions and hypocrisies is quite a gift, and those Chinese boat spoons can hold a lot of soup.

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How does he manage to garner an award?

I have always thought more people in life deserve awards and recognition. Have you ever been to a Special Olympics awards ceremony? They have the right idea how to do it: Give them out generously and add a big hug!

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Jersey Girl wrote:
skippy,

In all FAIRness, many people on this board also watch MAD and use quotes from MADites in their sig lines here. I agree with you that MAD has lost it's sense of novelty and/or bite...and suffers from a serious lack of humor.

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Oh - I totally get that many of the folks here use various MAD quotes in their sig lines. I have no complaint about that, since I don't see those people pretending that MAD is too obscene and profane to frequent. Add to that the fact that the PTB here don't close MAD related threads, but rather allow full and free discussion, and the situations seem much different to me. In fact, the free discussion allowed here makes a world of difference - for instance, if you put one of my quotes in your sig line (hopefully it would be something brilliant!), and I wasn't happy about it, I could totally open up a thread to call you on it, if I so desired. In the MAD world, not only are most of the people quoted banned from the boards, there would be no open discussion allowed. I dunno - does that make sense?

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moksha wrote:
I think MAD has treated Sput unfairly by muzzling his talk of Mormon Discussions. Discussing the Mormon Discussion Board, should be as allowable of topic as anything else over there. After all, Dr. Shades does not hold this board out to be sacred or secret. We have no qualms about discussing MAD, as a matter of fact it is a popular topic.

I suspect they are afraid of encouraging their participants to see this board and learning for themselves about freedom from over-moderation. Ironically, Sput himself would flourish better in this atmosphere.


Speaking of a loss of freedom, the supposed "muzzling" at MAD may inadvertantly limit and negatively affect things here as well. Many of the folks here will be somewhat prevented from gossiping about what MADsters have gossiped about MDsters, and will be left with just the same old obsessive gossiping and woe-mongering about MADsters. ;-)

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Speaking of a loss of freedom, the supposed "muzzling" at MAD may inadvertently limit and negatively affect things here as well. Many of the folks here will be somewhat prevented from gossiping about what MADsters have gossiped about MDsters, and will be left with just the same old obsessive gossiping and woe-mongering about MADsters. ;-)

Thanks, -Wade Englund-

Right you are Wade. How can we possibly comment on items that they discuss if they are unable to discuss them? It will exacerbate our obsession to the degree that you will need to step in with the analysts couch and shrink our heads so that we may once again function semi-normally in society. Feel up to that task?

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Alma 32:21
And now as I said concerning faith - faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things; therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen,which are true.

Scratch, you haven't proffesed a belief in anything!


You haven'te "proffesed" a "belief," either, Gazelam. You have instead insisted that matters of faith are "real" in a material sense. That just doesn't hold up, imo.

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All you have shown is a stubborn unwillingness to give my views half a second of consideration.


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wenglund wrote:
moksha wrote:
I think MAD has treated Sput unfairly by muzzling his talk of Mormon Discussions. Discussing the Mormon Discussion Board, should be as allowable of topic as anything else over there. After all, Dr. Shades does not hold this board out to be sacred or secret. We have no qualms about discussing MAD, as a matter of fact it is a popular topic.

I suspect they are afraid of encouraging their participants to see this board and learning for themselves about freedom from over-moderation. Ironically, Sput himself would flourish better in this atmosphere.


Speaking of a loss of freedom, the supposed "muzzling" at MAD may inadvertantly limit and negatively affect things here as well. Many of the folks here will be somewhat prevented from gossiping about what MADsters have gossiped about MDsters, and will be left with just the same old obsessive gossiping and woe-mongering about MADsters. ;-)

Thanks, -Wade Englund-


Wade, you forgot to add that we will also still have your "obsessive" attempts to "cure" people who are critical of the Church. ; )


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