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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-14-06 04:14 PM
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19. Who are "the administrators"?
I wrote Elad once about a technical problem. I didn't get a reply but maybe a reply was not needed. This subject does not concern the high-up admins like Skinner, it's a topical fairness issue about a specific topic. Unless you are suggesting that I am merely misinformed and the issue is purely an informational one ("these are our rules" etc.)

I am posting this in GD because it is a GD issue that needs to be discussed or else the behavior will not change. To the extent that it's a moderator issue, it is only an issue of inconsistency on the part of moderators, brought on by popular acclaim (i.e. devout Christians are unpopular on DU, less popular than Fat Republican Women).

None of the actual moderators are listed by email or PMail in the Contact Us page. If I contacted one of them, I'm suspecting that I would be shined on ("Your comments are important to us, we will take them into consideration"), or, if I pick the wrtong moderator, chances are I'll be told ("These are our rules. If you don't like it go to a forum where someone gives a shit about the fact that you are religious."), which I was told the last time I asked a moderator about this issue a year ago, when there were a lot of anti-religious (not just anti-fundie) threads on GD. Which is of course the same type of language people get from anti-religious folks (regardless of whether they're atheist, agnostic, lapsed catholic or wiccan, doesn't matter) whenever someone points out that they're a devoutly religious Democrat.

I would have no problem with posts defending christian Democrats getting banished to the religion forum if it were the case that all posts about religion or atheism were treated in that fashion (including posts discussing the religious motives of Republicans, the need for Democrats to be devout secularists, why religion is the cause of all our problems, why "extreme" religion or "religious extremism" can be scapegoated, ignoring all economic or cultural factors motivating millionaires like Bush and Bin Laden, etc.) Since those posts occur on GD all the time, this is a subject that deserves discussion on GD.
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  -"Radical Christianity just as threatening as Radical Islam" - Insensitive? Leopolds Ghost  Sep-14-06 03:48 PM   #0 
  - All religious fantaticism is potentially dangerous.  CarlVK   Sep-14-06 03:49 PM   #1 
  - By religious fanaticism, are you referring to people who  Leopolds Ghost   Sep-14-06 03:51 PM   #3 
     - Jimmy Carter's most recent book does  stanwyck   Sep-14-06 04:02 PM   #13 
  - Watch the Jesus Camp movie. . .  Richard D   Sep-14-06 03:51 PM   #2 
  - I am no more interested in watching a movie about misguided cultists  Leopolds Ghost   Sep-14-06 03:52 PM   #5 
     - Know the enemy.  Richard D   Sep-14-06 03:59 PM   #10 
     - Yeah, well, you really should.  readmoreoften   Sep-14-06 03:59 PM   #11 
     - misguided cultists?  Marnieworld   Sep-14-06 04:07 PM   #18 
  - The Crusades show it doesn't take "Radical" to create  Malikshah   Sep-14-06 03:52 PM   #4 
  - You're right. All it takes is simple greed and human blood-lust  Leopolds Ghost   Sep-14-06 03:57 PM   #9 
  - Beware of the radical Presbyterians  underpants   Sep-14-06 03:54 PM   #6 
  - If you have questions about threads being moved, etc....  Bluebear   Sep-14-06 03:55 PM   #7 
  - Who are "the administrators"?  Leopolds Ghost   Sep-14-06 04:14 PM   #19 
  - Anybody who has to repeatedly proclaim how religious they are  tularetom   Sep-14-06 03:56 PM   #8 
  - actually, that's one of the clues, isn't it?  stanwyck   Sep-14-06 04:06 PM   #16 
  - The word radical is linked with the word extremists..  Swede   Sep-14-06 04:02 PM   #12 
  - I agree with you  JustFiveMoreMinutes   Sep-14-06 04:15 PM   #22 
  - Spot on truth  shadowknows69   Sep-14-06 04:04 PM   #14 
  - religious radicals are exceptionally dangerous  endarkenment   Sep-14-06 04:04 PM   #15 
  - Given Jesus' life...  sweetheart   Sep-14-06 04:06 PM   #17 
  - Then what do you propose that we call Dobson, Phillips, and the like?  me b zola   Sep-14-06 04:14 PM   #20 
  - If you are a "radical" theist in the US then you need...  Finder   Sep-14-06 04:15 PM   #21 
  - Nope. Not in the slightest. Absolutely spot on.  truebrit71   Sep-14-06 04:18 PM   #23 
  - Locking. Please see this:  pinto   Sep-14-06 04:21 PM   #24 

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