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Sun, May. 9th, 2010, 08:02 am
trav28: Oh dear....

Sometimes I weep for humanity,


Looks like the usual boneheaded stupidity is reigning over there again. While the mods are happy to jump upon the original poster (who admits he was being a little mischevious and tongue in cheek), they do nothing to quell the anti-religious rhetoric there.

It seems as if the predictable and the "norm" views are accepted but when a person challenges the status quo or points out an issue that another poster disagrees with and resorts to single word replies or something tantamount to "religion is shit", "I'm not a christian but...", the mods do not tick them off. **

One poster does challenge THG at this point but completely deflates it by saying "they do an excellent job" and another states that this community has "less wank". Well, for the record most of the wank (or oppositional discourse, shall we say) gets deleted. Anything remotely resembling a challenge or deconstruction sees the poster banned or his comments deleted.

Still, nice to see THG is being consistent as per the norm....

How long must this go on for I wonder? Even though the mods have installed another maintainer, there is no external balance or redress and no voice for those who have been banned or bullied or censored.

On a lighter note - I did enjoy Vampires in Venice last night but there were a few pacing issues. Some lovely tidbits of what is to come though. I think the Moff is going for a full reboot - and not just for Nu-Who either. Mondasian Cybermen anyone and proper Skaro-sian daleks? Oooh, the excitement!

** I am an atheist, for the record. I have no religious (or political) affiliation but I do believe in freedom of speech and the ability to express one's views without being censored or lambasted for my belief.

Sun, May. 9th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)

TBH, I don't think religion is "shit". Tolerance is the key here. This is important to many people to have a belief system. I think live and let live. Yes, as an atheist I feel it's a little pointless but I think mutual respect is important. In life, there are no wrong or right answers. My personal path is to "do the right thing by myself".

As to Christians, there is more than one religion.

Personally, I prefer balance and I think we can learn a lot more by seeing and challenging the ideas that are outside of our comfort zone or belief system. That is why the doctorwho comm is dysfunctional. It's akin to The Matrix. If you don't see/challenge or understand the "wank", what is the point?
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Sun, May. 9th, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)

Hey, such is life.

I guess he will carry on until the end of time in regards to this, as his is want.

I am beginning to think there is a deeper psychosis here, him coming from a single parent family and having a hatred of all that is above a certain social strata.

Control issues or just wanting to recreate the world in his image. Just a thought....

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Sun, May. 9th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)

I remember having an intelligent conversation with him once about Alan Moore and Cartmel's era but there seems to be so much anger and prejudice there.

To apply Bourdieu and Fiske's theories - we need to examine where we're coming from, who we are, why we do things and the way we approach a text to understand our full sociological position.

My point is - there are many backgrounds, theories and approaches. THG may be PC and may be trying to please everyone at the end of the day but to discount one approach or germ of an idea is tantamount to censorship and fascism.

There are no right answers, only dicourses and personal experience. To discount a person's view or sociological position is...plainly wrong.

Balance is the key.