Originally Posted by ReleaseTheElephant:
Another example of the lunacy.
Bill KNEW when he posted this it would turn into another $h*tstorm. After all, the first one he posted did. And he deleted it. Yet! He went ahead and went public instead of PMing the ones he KNEW would be positive to his request. While his sincerity towards this child may be 100%, he KNEW it would be another "fest" and that's where I believe HE instigates. It's pretty hard to see any Christian "love" in that. Just lunacy.
Then again you have Unob. What would it have hurt to have left the Christians alone in this request?
Nothing. What "right" of his did it encroach on? What "persecution" did it pile on him?
No, no matter what his professed intelligence / morals, he just has to crank it up a notch on most, if not all posts. Psycho.
Bennifer just joins in to be included. I don't think she has very much education. I guess that's where my "psycho" comes into play...I really don't dislike her.
Semi is not included in this, nor any other posts I direct. Semi is a good person at heart, but she is hurting. I now know why, and wish there was something I could do, as I can't imagine losing one of my children. I can only wish her the best, and hope somehow she can find peace.
Now, as I said, I don't claim to be a nice Christian, or, a nice atheist. But I can, and will be nice to those who exhibit SOME form of decency toward their fellow HUMANS no matter what their beliefs.
I see nothing wrong with posting a thread asking for prayers, and I don't see a need for anyone to say anything nasty.
Note: I have posted this for those who believe in God and believe in prayer. For our detractors, don't bother -- for after those who care have been notified -- I am going to delete this discussion. God bless, Bill
The quoted part from Bill does change the tone of the thread in my opinion, too. So if I didn't believe in prayer but could send Reiki, good thoughts, wishes, suggestions, experiences that might uplift the child, or ask where to donate money I wouldn't be welcome to post in the thread? For our detractors don't bother? I am going to delete the discussion?
I understand why someone would want to ask people to be kind and just offer whatever they can to the child, but dismissing others and telling people not to bother to me seems to invite the very posts the op didn't want. I am not saying it was on purpose since I have no idea, but just saying that "Please, everyone, please offer prayers or whatever you can to this child, and I am asking you to please help this child" and leaving it at that might not be so inviting? Just a thought...
I don't see any "psychos" here myself, but merely a forum with some posters who have gotten into the habit of sniping or maybe aren't thinking about how their words affect others...or perhaps have another agenda besides discussing topics and giving support when needed. Really this thread could be a simple request for anyone who is interested to send whatever form of hope and help to a sick child. Anything else besides takes away from the purpose of the thread.
Any time someone calls people names, insinuates people aren't educated or have no right to post, says things like, "People like you can't understand", "the animals they are", or countless things people say that just incite anger and defensiveness, then the thread devolves into something that is unpleasant for anyone just trying to have a conversation. I know some like drama and excitement, and it's really easy to get caught up in trying to prove ourselves right or innocent, but it's too bad it changes the whole energy of the forum. Just my two cents.