Did they say uncle?

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Did they say uncle?

So I checked my email today, I have been out of town a few days and found this gem..

From the other (pseudo-RRS) "Righteuos Responce Squad"...

"Greetings! We hope this email finds you blessed with the Power of the Holy Spirit! We wanted to inform you that there are huge changes coming to the Righteous Responders Forums! And we expect these changes will Glorify God the way the ministry was originally set up to do! Sadly, when we decided to allow atheists to debate, we didn't realize how badly it would corrupt what we were trying to do. We had the intent of allowing them to post so that maybe we could bring them just a little bit closer to God. Instead, we ended up being tolerant of slight cases of blasphemy, debating God and His word, and really, we weren't very Christ-like by allowing this. Christ did not debate His word. He said the Truth, and moved on. There was no debating with the Truth. And if you didn't listen to it, then He moved on. Witnessing is not about debating the Word of God, it is either bringing a person to Christ, or issuing a warning. And we were unable to get those points across to most of the atheist members. And for allowing this we are sincerely apologetic. God in His infinite wisdom and mercy has given us another option to try. Some of the changes will include the lack of debate. There will be no more debating. No blasphemy will be tolerated, and definitly no mocking of God will be allowed. We will send another email that will contain the new rules, new definitions, and the restrictions that will be placed on the forums. We look forward to your return to our forums. We plan on taking this ministry and using it online to strengthen the Body of Christ and Glorify His name. And we have plans for stretching it outside of the online ministry and taking it to the streets. If you have any ideas on this, please, we welcome any ideas!! We are going to take a stand against unGodliness, and we are going to help make the faithful stronger and able to ward off the eventual Spiritual Warfare coming! Regards, The Righteous Response Squad Ministries Team."

Hope this wasn't posted already, I didn't see anything related when skimming over the last few days of post...

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neptewn wrote: Sadly, when

neptewn wrote:

Sadly, when we decided to allow atheists to debate, we didn't realize how badly it would corrupt what we were trying to do. We had the intent of allowing them to post so that maybe we could bring them just a little bit closer to God.........Some of the changes will include the lack of debate. There will be no more debating.

Nothing like coming right out and saying that they're completely closed minded.  They aren't going to allow debate?  Sounds like they've got weak and/or non-existant argruments and got tired of being pwned.

 

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Yeah, rules like that on

Yeah, rules like that on Christian forums aren't all that uncommon.


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Righteous Response Squad rules.....wtf?

Im not sure if anyone else has posted this already , but i got this email from them recently...

 

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1. Administration reserves the right to edit, move, or remove posts and threads
without warning for any reason, they do not need to disclose.

2. Administration can ban members for any amount of time (or indefinitely)
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7. Obscenities, threatening, or sexually explicit context found within a post or
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8. There is ZERO tolerance in regards to Blasphemy in any way, shape or form.
Respect of the Bible and God, Christ, or the Holy Spirit will be demanded of any who post. The Lord
God is not to be mocked, debated against, or denied His existance. The forum
stands on His Word, the Bible, as His inerrant Truth, and thus will not be
debated. Failure to comply, will result in banning, upon the Administrator's
discetions.

PLEASE READ THIS TOPIC ON BLASPHEMY:
http://www.righteousresponders.com/index.php/topic,1619.msg12675.html#msg12675

       b. Anyone found blaspheming God will be banned immediately, and will not
be allowed back into the forums.
       c. Anyone found debating the Word of God or His existance and all He
stands for, will be banned or put into an atheist group.

9. There is no debating the existance of God or His Word. The Word of God is the
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10. When you register or post, you will be delegated to a certain catagory
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There is also a thread in

There is also a thread in Freethinking Anonymous, but we'll leave this here in case theists would like to respond.

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ahh .. here it is ...

ahh .. here it is ... thanks for merging them ...

 

 

whats the point of them trying to open lines of communication , and then effectively gagging the other side of the debate?


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ackbar wrote: whats the

ackbar wrote:

whats the point of them trying to open lines of communication , and then effectively gagging the other side of the debate?

They don't want debate.  They want converts. 

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They suck and are asshats.

They suck and are asshats.


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Susan wrote: ackbar

Susan wrote:
ackbar wrote:

whats the point of them trying to open lines of communication , and then effectively gagging the other side of the debate?

They don't want debate.  They want converts. 

 

 

how very "christian " of them...

 

maybe with open discusson they could capture some loose minds they happen there....

 

but without discussion its just brainwashing ..

 

 


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ackbar wrote:

ackbar wrote:
8. There is ZERO tolerance in regards to Blasphemy in any way, shape or form.
Respect of the Bible and God, Christ, or the Holy Spirit will be demanded of any who post. The Lord God is not to be mocked, debated against, or denied His existance. The forum stands on His Word, the Bible, as His inerrant Truth, and thus will not be debated. Failure to comply, will result in banning, upon the Administrator's
discetions.

d. ATHEIST/NON-BELIEVER. As a member in this group, you will only be allowed to read the forums. You will not be able to post. Should you have a question, we will be more than happy to answer it for you. You may email it to . We will then post the question in a locked forum, along with our answer. We encourage anyone to email us with their questions however.

Translation, "We can't debate, if there is any attempt to make our beliefs look foolish, illogical, false or simply childish we'll ban you. We do this because we are scared of freethinkers and our beliefs and our defense of them is weak and shallow and we can't have you bursting our precious bubble of ignorance. However we still reserve the right to boast and brag about how we can kick the Rational Response Squad's ass in a debate even though we'll run away from any actual intellectual challenges."

Well, that about sums up around 2000 years of Chrisinsanity.


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I was debating with them for

I was debating with them for a couple weeks way back in February. They were calling themselves "Challenge Blasphemy". Anyway, I stopped dealing with them when the banned every non-believer on their forums. I guess they let them back in eventually, but right from the beginning they were closed minded.


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Susan wrote: ackbar

Susan wrote:
ackbar wrote:

whats the point of them trying to open lines of communication , and then effectively gagging the other side of the debate?

They don't want debate. They want converts.

 

The two nit wits running the show at Righteous Response Squad are not out to get converts, if they are, they haven't got a clue as to how to do it. I watched these guys form this group from the ground up, I was there from day one. I believe that they formed this group to help cope with their own self delusions. When they talk about how corrupt the atheists are the translation is "they force us to think and realize every day that our beliefs our nonsense, if we want to cling to our beliefs we must kick you and logic out the door." Their group is one big circle jerk of mentally handicapped individuals who lack the stability to be honest with themselves. They embrace willful ignorance and exploit each other to help reinforce the delusions taught to them from birth.

This disgusting disease must stop. These folks are likely past the point of no return, but hopefully other theists will learn from them, sense their lack of backbone, and correct any similar mental lapses they themselves have.

They were old hat to me after ducking and jiving myself and other RRS members in Stickam... culminating in one discussion in which I was banned and had thoroughly exposed the "Righteous Responders" arguments about the Blasphemy Challenge as vaccuous. They were old hat to me when they dodged us for a live radio discussion, setting all sorts of parameters to slow the process and eventually just cancelling. But now... now with the recent developments it might be time to talk public smack again.

 

Thanks so much for posting the forum rules. I'm glad we have a copy, because at some point he's likely to change them. I feel so sad for folks like that, they just haven't got a clue. Sad

 

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MrRage wrote: I was

MrRage wrote:
I was debating with them for a couple weeks way back in February. They were calling themselves "Challenge Blasphemy". Anyway, I stopped dealing with them when the banned every non-believer on their forums. I guess they let them back in eventually, but right from the beginning they were closed minded.

Wow those are the same people? That explains a lot actually.


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Sapient wrote:

Sapient wrote:
When they talk about how corrupt the atheists are the translation is "they force us to think and realize every day that our beliefs are nonsense, if we want to cling to our beliefs we must kick you and logic out the door."

They've gone into a survival mode. Their life after death has been threatened by atheist logic. It may be begining to dawn on them that they may not live forever and it scares them. They're doing whatever they can to survive death. It's like building a wall around a fort. It's basic human survival.

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What exactly is the point of

What exactly is the point of even having forums there if there is no debates? What a bunch of assclowns.

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I wonder what they will do

I wonder what they will do with a person that uses the Bible to demonstrate to them that their position is incorrect? You dont have to reveal that you are not really a theist. You could demonstarte that whatever position they take, you can come back and tell them that they must not be a "true Christian" because the Bible says blah, blah blah (complete with references). You could assert that you are not debating, you are here to teach and pass on a warning if they don't submitt to your assertions.
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MattShizzle wrote: What

MattShizzle wrote:
What exactly is the point of even having forums there if there is no debates? What a bunch of assclowns.

Christians do know how to argue with each other.


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Wheel spinning. Attemted

Wheel spinning. Attemted discourse with evangelicals/fundamentalists never goes anywhere.

Energies are better spent opposing them politically.