Mudcat Café message #3563502 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152273   Message #3563502
Posted By: Backwoodsman
02-Oct-13 - 04:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: Why I am gone
Subject: RE: BS: Why I am gone
"This was one of the few places on the net that controversial subjects used to be discussed in an adult manner.....

That's just the problem though, and the reason so many people have gone - there are a group, 'The Usual Suspects' (and we all know who they are) who can't, or won't, discuss controversial topics in an adult manner. The sad thing is that most of them (not all, but most) are perfectly capable of civilised discussion and debate, but they prefer to go down the road of name-calling, abuse, insults, hysterical shrieks of "racist" or "bigot", or "Shut the fuck up", sneers about "invisible friends" and "superstition" - anything other than a carefully-considered discussion which would necessarily involve, not only an honest evaluation of others' positions, but also of their own, and an acceptance that they themselves can be wrong.