Nicely said, HL. They have essentially declared a tantrum.<quoted text>
.. you, Skom and Dr. Shrink all suffer from arrested development. Your neotenic posts contain personality traits found in 6-12 year-olds with poor coping skills. It's the very reason you seek and believe in a supernatural Force that will never forsake or abandon you ..
.. instead of acting like mature adults, you demean others and usually end up in trouble, even in prison ..
.. you use religion to gain allies in your quest for vengeance against some unseen enemy and, like many shamed clerics, you do not believe societal rules apply to you ..
.. good people who believe in a Power greater than self are snookered in by folks like you; an internet version of Ted Haggard, David Koresh or Pat Robertson ..
.. it's time the decent folk on this thread awoke from their slumber and realize the damage caused in the name of Christianity ..
My apologies to the thread, but I am unable to convince them to behave appropriately either on moral grounds - respecting my right to express sincerely held opinions about relevant and topical ideas - or tactical grounds - their tactic has zero chance of success.
And it doesn't look like they have any intention of adapting to that reality, so the die is pretty much cast. My intention is to remain on the thread indefinitely, expressing myself in accordance with Topix's TOS, and to deal with just one of these imps - Skombolis - until he stands down, while to mostly ignoring his idiot sidekick.
I will not accede to their nauseating Christian ethics that allows them feel that they are justified in tantruming and trollery - exactly what I have criticized Christian ethics for all along.
Who said Jesus taught love? Sorry, but that's obviously nonsense. As these self-appointed Christian soldiers amply illustrate, they come with their swords drawn.