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Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #1 Posted by Alexander Oestert on 7 Nov 2011, 9:52 a.m.

We have seen some incidents of discussions about religion here recently. I confess I have participated in some. I've already started to feel odd about some of the things that were said and about the people that said them. This is not a good thing. I'd rather not know at all about other forum participants' believes (and politics, for that matter) but enjoy talks about math, calculators and science in general.

In real life I very much enjoy all things philosophical, but they should never be mixed with other topics and are best discussed face to face .

Please join me to keep our believes and politics to ourselves!

Edited: 7 Nov 2011, 12:27 p.m. after one or more responses were posted

      
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #2 Posted by pascal_meheut on 7 Nov 2011, 10:57 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Alexander Oestert

+1

      
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #3 Posted by Israel Otero on 7 Nov 2011, 11:34 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Alexander Oestert

I like this site the way it is and be kept as such. Let the love for calculators unites us for a better world.

Edited: 7 Nov 2011, 7:23 p.m.

      
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #4 Posted by John B. Smitherman on 7 Nov 2011, 12:01 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Alexander Oestert

Agreed. I've learned that there are three topics to avoid at work: religion, politics and gun control.

I think it's best to stick to calculators in this forum.

John

            
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #5 Posted by Jeff Kearns on 7 Nov 2011, 12:53 p.m.,
in response to message #4 by John B. Smitherman

Amen...

      
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #6 Posted by Kiyoshi Akima on 7 Nov 2011, 1:42 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Alexander Oestert

Well, there go all discussions of RPN versus algebraic, or RPN versus RPL :-)

( Just kiddin'... )

            
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #7 Posted by Howard Owen on 7 Nov 2011, 6:37 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Kiyoshi Akima

LOL!

      
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #8 Posted by Eddie W. Shore on 7 Nov 2011, 3:15 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Alexander Oestert

Quote:
We have seen some incidents of discussions about religion here recently. I confess I have participated in some. I've already started to feel odd about some of the things that were said and about the people that said them. This is not a good thing. I'd rather not know at all about other forum participants' believes (and politics, for that matter) but enjoy talks about math, calculators and science in general.

In real life I very much enjoy all things philosophical, but they should never be mixed with other topics and are best discussed face to face .

Please join me to keep our believes and politics to ourselves!


I'll do my best Alexander, I am NOT a fan either politics or religion.

      
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #9 Posted by Howard Owen on 7 Nov 2011, 6:40 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Alexander Oestert

Definitely mod up.

But what's the difficulty? As I noted in one of those threads, we can settle it all on a calculator, right?

"My 41C says your belief system is invalid." :)

            
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #10 Posted by Israel Otero on 7 Nov 2011, 7:24 p.m.,
in response to message #9 by Howard Owen

Fixed!

                  
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #11 Posted by Howard Owen on 8 Nov 2011, 1:58 a.m.,
in response to message #10 by Israel Otero

The power of open source!

Now if those Zoroastrians would just stop sending me patches ..

                        
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #12 Posted by Walter B on 8 Nov 2011, 6:26 p.m.,
in response to message #11 by Howard Owen

Don't blame them, they are just forwarding the packages of Amun Re.

                              
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #13 Posted by Egan Ford on 8 Nov 2011, 8:48 p.m.,
in response to message #12 by Walter B

Quote:
packages of Amun Re.

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5404/amun-re

One of our family favorite German boardgames.

                                    
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #14 Posted by Paul Dale on 9 Nov 2011, 2:20 a.m.,
in response to message #13 by Egan Ford

Another board gamer lives here. Interesting.

- Pauli

            
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #15 Posted by Calum Tait on 8 Nov 2011, 6:43 a.m.,
in response to message #9 by Howard Owen

My 11C says your religion is power hungry and won't last whereas mine will still be going strong in 15 years! I would export that answer for posterity but we don't believe in IO.

                  
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #16 Posted by Howard Owen on 8 Nov 2011, 1:03 p.m.,
in response to message #15 by Calum Tait

Quote:
.. but we don't believe in IO.

My 41C smiles serenely as it sends the Good News to the entire world.

                        
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #17 Posted by Dan W on 8 Nov 2011, 8:44 p.m.,
in response to message #16 by Howard Owen

My 42s is without sin.

Can't say the same for myself. ;)

                              
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #18 Posted by Eric Smith on 8 Nov 2011, 10:13 p.m.,
in response to message #17 by Dan W

Quote:
My 42s is without sin.

That's odd! My 42s came with sin as a standard feature, right next to the roll down key. I use it frequently; apparently I am quite a sinner.

                                    
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #19 Posted by Howard Owen on 8 Nov 2011, 11:44 p.m.,
in response to message #18 by Eric Smith

LOL!

                                    
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #20 Posted by Egan Ford on 9 Nov 2011, 12:10 a.m.,
in response to message #18 by Eric Smith

Quote:
apparently I am quite a sinner.
There is a special place in 7734 for sinners such as yourself.
                                          
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #21 Posted by Ethan Conner on 9 Nov 2011, 12:59 a.m.,
in response to message #20 by Egan Ford

ROFL!!!!

                                                
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #22 Posted by Walter B on 9 Nov 2011, 1:43 a.m.,
in response to message #21 by Ethan Conner

Those who continue taunting are condemned to continued rolling like C2H6 until eternity!

                                                      
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #23 Posted by Eddie W. Shore on 9 Nov 2011, 9:24 a.m.,
in response to message #22 by Walter B

I heard in 7734, you are forced to divide by zero

                              
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #24 Posted by Peter Murphy (Livermore) on 9 Nov 2011, 10:06 a.m.,
in response to message #17 by Dan W

My 12C is free of sin, cos, and tan.

                                    
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #25 Posted by Egan Ford on 9 Nov 2011, 11:11 a.m.,
in response to message #24 by Peter Murphy (Livermore)

Ah, but it does have root. And isn't money the root of all evil? :-)

                                          
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #26 Posted by Walter B on 9 Nov 2011, 12:09 p.m.,
in response to message #25 by Egan Ford

According to what financial people have done to the world, this root without sin must be far worse than root with sin.

      
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #27 Posted by 聲gel Martin on 9 Nov 2011, 8:58 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Alexander Oestert

what if we swapped the word "forum" in this thread's title with "world"? Imagine...

            
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #28 Posted by Mark Storkamp on 9 Nov 2011, 10:08 a.m.,
in response to message #27 by 聲gel Martin

Quote:
what if we swapped the word "forum" in this thread's title with "world"? Imagine...

Then you would be injecting religion an politics right back into this forum, which you were asked not to do.

                  
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #29 Posted by 聲gel Martin on 9 Nov 2011, 4:16 p.m.,
in response to message #28 by Mark Storkamp

oh gosh, just as well it's just a hypothetical...

            
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #30 Posted by Walter B on 9 Nov 2011, 12:06 p.m.,
in response to message #27 by 聲gel Martin

Life would be a lot easier. But it was the free will of mankind do invent both :-/

            
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #31 Posted by Alexander Oestert on 9 Nov 2011, 12:15 p.m.,
in response to message #27 by 聲gel Martin

Quote:
Imagine...

It's easy if you try...

                  
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #32 Posted by db (martinez, ca.) on 9 Nov 2011, 9:05 p.m.,
in response to message #31 by Alexander Oestert

Alexander; thanks for that.

                        
Re: Please, let this forum be free of religion and politics
Message #33 Posted by DigiGal on 10 Nov 2011, 2:54 p.m.,
in response to message #32 by db (martinez, ca.)

Politics = Left Right Out


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