Post by firstname.lastname@example.org
There is very little discussion of atheism here.
What the atheists do is badmouth religion and theists and it's all so personal.
When it is not a new entrant to the group, asking a question
in order to get the opinion of atheists and agnostics, in an
attempt to learn what we think about things, but, as is almost
always the case, a constant or recurring troll, bothering the
groups by repeating nonsense they and their ilk have brought
up countless times before, to be rebutted each time, then it
may seem personal. the group FAQ and charter reads:
"Trolls will be treated as what they are."
Don't feign surprise about it. You and your trollish colleagues
have been continually, openly warned we will act this way.
Would you like the group to treat you politely? Stop acting
like a troll. You are the clown who invited neo-Nazis in,
after slumming with them on Stormfront. You peiodically
erupt in spasms of profanity when people "call you on your
The Cat-Herding Rules and Regulations of alt.atheism and Some Information
1 All are welcome in the newsgroup, whether they're atheists or not, as long as they are not trolls.
2 Proselytizing of ANY religion is NOT welcome! (Those guilty of this bad nettiquette will be treated as they deserve!)
3 This newsgroup exists for atheists to discuss anything of interest to them and other atheists, although others who are honestly interested in joining a discussion and are not trolls are welcome. Trolls will be treated as what they are.
Dial down the troll-posts, and let the authentic denizens of the
group discuss things of interest to them. This may bore you to
tears, as you seem to want to have "Usenet as Crossfire episode"*
be the dominant mode of discourse.
* ur-cable shouty pretend political debate show.
"Getting angry for ratings" pioneer.