Hypocrisy/Contradictions on this forum.
First off, allow myself to introduce.. myself.
My name is David, and I am new to these forums. Through a chain events, I was eventually linked to a video of the RRS vs Kirk Cameron debate on YouTube. This lead me in turn to come check out the RRS website.
I am a Atheistic Buddhist. I believe in the principals of Buddhism, but for philosophical reasons, not spiritual ones. I am an Ordained Minister, but I am ordained by a multi-denomination church, so I am not a theist, and am not affiliated with any denominations of Christianity or any other Abrahamic religions.
I agree with mostly everything on this website. I was especially intrigued by the Christ-myth forum. It was very insightful, informative, and enlightening. The members here, mainly the atheists, all seem to be intelligent, thoughtful, and well informed.
My concern/problem is the amount of bias, dickery, and hypocrisy shown toward theists that I have seen in some threads.
Maybe policies changed over time or something, so correct me if that is the case.
The problem that I noticed is that in some threads, theists are chastised for pasting links and are told to copy and paste the materials on this website. One post in particular was edited by a mod and said something to the effect of [Please do not link to websites outside of RRS. Please post the content here. This is your first warning.]
In another thread, a theist poster copy and pasted a lengthy argument supporting the existence of Jesus Christ, and several users chastised him for posting the materials instead of linking to the source.
This is contradictory and hypocritical. All of the atheists here, in almost every post, both copy and paste texts, and posts links to websites outside of RRS, but chastise theists users for doing one instead of the other. This essentially limits the theists users ability to argue beliefs and support their positions. You're essentially silencing them.
Like I said before, if this is because of a change in policies that took place at some point (I don't always think to check the dates on the threads/posts), then please let me know.
Otherwise, I am assuming that despite your well thought and informative posts regarding atheism, that the majority of you are actually biased, hypocritical bullies and that kind of defeats the purpose of this website which is supposed to support polite, civil and FAIR discussions between theists and atheists.
Please explain yourselves.
"Now this ... is the noble truth of the origin of suffering: it is this craving which leads to renewed existence, accompanied by delight and lust, seeking delight here and there, that is, craving for sensual pleasures, craving for existence, craving for extermination." - Buddha, the 2nd Noble Truth