Originally Posted by Tim Armstrong
I think you're being a bit unreasonable, if you find the Worship Players Forum personally offensive, it's a simple thing to NOT read it.
Originally Posted by jaygerr
Thank you, Tim, for being the voice of reason. There are places that I know will offend me, I simply don't go there. Looking at the name of the forum, it's kind of obvious what the content will be.
If we follow the logic that it is OK to have a forum here where some can post things that are found to be personally offensive (whether by some or many), on the basis that those likely to be offended should avoid the forum, does that mean that there should also be an atheist player's forum, or devil worshiper player's forum, or sex fiend player's forum, or political player's forum? Wouldn't the same logic apply, that those who are likely to be offended by the topics can simply avoid reading those forums?
Or should there be a special exception from the rules only for worship players, such that in this forum religious discussion is to be permitted?
I realize that most of the posts in this thread are not suggesting that it should be OK to engage in non-permitted religious discussions simply because it occurs in this forum. But for those who say persons likely to be offended should just stay out of this forum because it might offend you, isn't that tantamount to saying that it's OK to engage in religious discussions here? Otherwise, what would those people be offended by, giving rise to the suggestion that they avoid offense by simply staying away?
The issue should not be whether people can avoid being offended by staying away. The issue should be whether offensive things are being posted. Heck, the logical extension of this is that we could all avoid all offensive posts by never coming back to the TDPRI ever again . . . and I don't think anyone is suggesting that.
Following the rules shouldn't be that hard for people. If they can't play nice, they shouldn't be allowed in the playground. Sometimes, though, it's necessary to remove a toy or piece of equipment if it's causing fights among the kids. I'll defer to the mods as to which approach they want to apply here.