Buck made a cameo appearance last weekend in "Don't dictate beliefs" at http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...<quoted text>
.. if SKOM doesn't appear in 2-3 days, should we PM him ??..
.. always want to view the end of a movie. The debates between SKOM/AIN and SKOM/TIDE are quite interesting. He adds a new dimension to the thread ..
.. now, if only we could get Buck back << fireworks >> ..
It was his first post that I had seen in weeks, and it was belligerent, offensive, and unrelated to the post he was responding to.
He took a conservative position on global climate change in response to a post on the IRS and its refusal to pursue church 501(c)(3) violations - the "no politics from the pulpit" law. I had mentioned climate issues several posts earlier when discussing the damage that church-induced scientific illiteracy and distrust of science does to the nation. Buck stepped right up to offer himself as an example of that damage.
There wasn't a single friendly or personal word in any of it, so instead of a little friendly banter, catching up, and well wishes for whatever he has been through, the thread attacked his position. He disappeared for two days, returned to leave seven more posts that were just as cold and just as poorly received, and then disappeared again.
It's like I told nanoanomaly, "It doesn't seem right that some people have multiple personalities when there are so many that didn't get even the one."