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Old Dec 21, '09, 1:39 pm
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Exclamation Temporary Ban on Evolution/Atheism Threads

For the foreseeable future, there shall be no discussion in the Philosophy Forum of evolution or atheism. Anyone who starts such a thread or revives an old thread on those topics will be banned. This ban is planned to be temporary, but there are to be no public or private petitions that the ban be lifted. It will be lifted only when the mod (yours truly) discerns that the atmosphere in this forum has sufficiently cooled.
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Old Dec 21, '09, 2:35 pm
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It will be lifted only when the mod (yours truly) discerns that the atmosphere in this forum has sufficiently cooled.
I didn't notice that it had become heated.

For the sake of those who debate in a good-natured and scholarly way, I hope we can discuss these topics soon!
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Old Dec 21, '09, 3:52 pm
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For the foreseeable future, there shall be no discussion in the Philosophy Forum of evolution or atheism. Anyone who starts such a thread or revives an old thread on those topics will be banned. This ban is planned to be temporary, but there are to be no public or private petitions that the ban be lifted. It will be lifted only when the mod (yours truly) discerns that the atmosphere in this forum has sufficiently cooled.
Why would discussion of evolution ever be allowed in a philosophy forum in the first place? What does evolution have to do with philosophy?

I suppose this ban on mentioning atheism takes away a sizable portion of the debate, though. The theme of "atheism vs. religion" is pretty much a staple for any religious forum, no? (The ability to petition is pretty much a staple for any forum, too. Maybe we should petition for the ability to petition? )
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Old Dec 21, '09, 4:35 pm
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I didn't notice that it had become heated.

For the sake of those who debate in a good-natured and scholarly way, I hope we can discuss these topics soon!
This is considered a petition of the type that will not be allowed. Please understand that this the sole warning that will be given anyone in this thread.

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Why would discussion of evolution ever be allowed in a philosophy forum in the first place? What does evolution have to do with philosophy?

I suppose this ban on mentioning atheism takes away a sizable portion of the debate, though. The theme of "atheism vs. religion" is pretty much a staple for any religious forum, no? (The ability to petition is pretty much a staple for any forum, too. Maybe we should petition for the ability to petition? )
See the note to Prodigal_Son above. Any further disputes will be considered a refusal to follow mod direction. Thanks to all for their cooperation.

(Note: This thread will be made a sticky during the duration of the ban. Members are responsible for reading all such stickies in forums in which they participate before posting to the forum.)
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Old Feb 1, '10, 10:50 am
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This ban is still active and members are hereby warned not to use this thread as a place for discussing the banned topics of evolution and atheism. Anyone who violates this instruction will have his or her account permanently closed.
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Old Oct 13, '10, 11:53 am
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This ban is still active and members are hereby warned not to use this thread as a place for discussing the banned topics of evolution and atheism. Anyone who violates this instruction will have his or her account permanently closed.
It's now Oct. 2010. Is this ban still in effect. If so, You might want to check some of the posts in the Philosophy thread. Thank you for the work you do.
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Old Oct 19, '10, 5:52 pm
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Could someone explain why threads with athiest discussions are banned please? I wasn't here for whatever heat started this.
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It's now Oct. 2010. Is this ban still in effect. If so, You might want to check some of the posts in the Philosophy thread. Thank you for the work you do.
Congratulations - you caused an interesting, productive and generally polite thread to be closed.
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Congratulations - you caused an interesting, productive and generally polite thread to be closed.
This thread is setting some kind of a record for having the longest, most lingering, most agonized death of any in the whole catholic.com universe! I guess that's its new raison-d'etre.
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Evolution plays an influencing factor in beliefs now. We should be able to discuss its issues.....

.....respectively of course
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Evolution plays an influencing factor in beliefs now. We should be able to discuss its issues.....

.....respectively of course
Do you mean "respectfully"?
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Do you mean "respectfully"?
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Is there a reason why people are unable to discuss this?
There must be some sort of logical reason why it is 'banned'......

Was somebody trolling? If so, wouldn't that more or less have to do with the person rather than the actual topic? I only signed up in august. What happened to why it was closed?
Its almost been a year now, is this really going to be 'temporary' or forever?
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Is there a reason why people are unable to discuss this?
There must be some sort of logical reason why it is 'banned'......

Was somebody trolling? If so, wouldn't that more or less have to do with the person rather than the actual topic? I only signed up in august. What happened to why it was closed?
Its almost been a year now, is this really going to be 'temporary' or forever?
I advise you to delete this post, the mod has already stated that any petitioning will result in account deletion. (signature relevant ↓)
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