Re: [atheists-27] Civility

From: Chad
Sent on: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:12 AM
Don,
 I enjoy this discussion group soley for the contributions from sophisticated intelligent atheists. Seemingly things have devolved into long tedious threads of explaining basic civility to children.  Can we have some stricter parameters for membership here? 
Chad




There is no evidence bridging the natural world with the supernatural.  This is it folks. 

Dean <[address removed]> wrote:
 Where shall we draw the line then, Woody? Between human expressions and insults? How would we feel if the African American members of our community were to be insulted with the N word? Is that merely human expression? No, of course it is not.

Let us please be as civil and compassionate as we possibly can. 


From: Woody Lipinski <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Wednesday, August 21,[masked]:53 AM
Subject: Re: [atheists-27] Civility

Don,

you will kill your forum for discussion if you started censure human being expression by labeling incivility or civility and you do not let person to defend reason for such expression.  Let people take responsibility for their words not you. Are you able to tolerate other points of view and variety of human expressions or not?

Woody




On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 11:18 PM, Don Wharton <[address removed]> wrote:
Obviously I have been forced to respond to the recent incivility.  I will not guarantee that the person involved will not return to our on-line community.  In fact I made it clear that I will consider inviting the person back if that could make sense based on contrition and understanding from that person.
 
We are not a social work group.  However, if we can succeed in moving people toward social values that work for them and the rest of society it is worthwhile spending some time in responding with our best wisdom and compassion.
 
Don




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