And might makes right. Majority rules. Ban the non-believing minority and turn over USACarry to the TurboChristians, because they're in the majority.
Originally Posted by Glockster20
I submit that it will be far easier for the Atheist community to make thoughtful and topical contributions for a week without a single reference to their Atheism than it will be for the HyperChristians to go a week without an appeal to god, a scripture quotation, or a claim of (dubious) higher moral foundation. That, to me, means the Atheists and other non-believers have the superior claim to polite discussion of the issues of the day here than the Holier-Than-Thou sects. If they want to go off and make their GodGunsGuts.org web forum for their purposes, then so be it.
I do not, however, see how a gun forum has any hope of divorcing itself from political discussion. I can't imagine a single topic which could be started here that would not be touched by at least one law in at least one jurisdiction of a member. "Can I modify this model X handgun to add an ambidextrous safety?" "Well, over here in jurisdiction Y, there's law Z which makes it illegal to do any after market modifications to any firearm whatsoever." *sigh*
I like the idea of going a week and seeing who can lay off religion more, the faithful or the faithless and decide on rule changes based on that result.
For the record, I have no intention of ever discussing my sexuality on this forum, precisely because sexuality is not a topic of choice. If the other members never discussed their religion, I'd never have the remotest impulse to discuss mine. Proselytization is as proselytization does.
When they "Nudge. Shove. Shoot.",
Don't retreat. Just reload.