I'm utterly amazed that this website isn't crawling in trolls.
I figured the forums would be infested with Christians playing Devils Advocate (quite literally), and people vandalizing the Forums with things like:
"BUT ITS IN THE BIBLE!! YOU GUYS MUST BE BLIND! LoLOL!!!!111oneone!!"
But sure enough, I find what seems to be a rather active group of sincere atheists exchanging intelligent conversation. And I'm pretty sure its as close to a miracle as I'll find. This Place is awesome.
we get the occasional theist interested in engaging us but more often than not they leave on their own after they find that the typical circular reasoning/Pascal's wager approach doesn't work with people who have given the matter any thought.
there is the odd troll but we police the site to remove them before they harm the atmosphere.
welcome to the community Mike. glad to have you with us.
Thanks for the kind words. Yes we have some of the best mods on the planet. :] Nelson is right, "more often than not they leave on their own after they find that the typical circular reasoning/Pascal's wager approach doesn't work with people who have given the matter any thought."
The sad part is when they leave the site they can opt to have all of their information, including posts deleted. Which means many pages of well answered responses to a theists silly question disappear! (We are talking like 30 pages! lol) So in the future it is likely mods might have to hijack a thread and make it their own thread to save the discussion.
It makes sense to me. If theists didn't want their opinions to remain on this site, they shouldn't have posted them in the first place. Let their flimsy arguments, and the shattering thereof, be made public and on permanent record.