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Fri Mar 15, 2013, 02:06 PM

A word or two about this group.... [View all]

Some of you may remember the effort to get this baby off the ground back in the DU2 days. The purpose was to have a place where people could talk, civilly and tolerantly, about issues of faith without having to defend their beliefs or engage in back-in-forth arguments about religious traditions or the "validity" of their views.

The SOP does not yet reflect the full purpose of the group; suffice it to say that all are welcome if they aren't mean, don't try to goad/bait, and aren't here to disrupt. If you want to talk about what Easter or Passover means to you, or your memories of religious observances, or the new Pope's biography, without snark or insult, this is the place.

This is the draft SOP that was submitted just a while ago:

The Interfaith Group is a "safe haven" group that provides opportunities for people of all faiths, spiritual leanings and non-belief to discuss religious topics and events in a positive and civil manner, with an emphasis on tolerance. Criticisms of individual beliefs or non-belief, or debates about the existence of higher power(s) are not appropriate in this group. Those who wish to challenge or criticize beliefs should avoid this group in favor of the more free-wheeling Religion Group.


I hope everyone will acknowledge the purpose of this group as a place for polite and reasoned discourse, and leave the arguments as to "Who's RIGHT" at the door or take them to a group where challenges are expected and battles are, if not relished, expected.

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