It seems every few days I check in here there's childish fighting going on somewhere, and I'm getting pretty tired of it. My theological position is someone who sees God as similar to Tao - beyond comprehension, with all facets of the universe and beyond as expression of God, and that all human religious and spiritual belief systems as personal and cultural explorations of this, usually communicated in an anthropomorphic manner that it more digestible. Because of this viewpoint, gained through various ascetic experiences, not least NDE, communion with God, etc, I very much take the view that all religious and spiritual systems therefore have something of interest to offer in their learnings, not least in terms of the human condition and how this is projected in the writings. I consider a persons actions to be far more important than their beliefs, and therefore have no real problem with the majority of mainstream religious beliefs. CR and now IO exists to therefore allow for people of all religions to come together, and engage in interested discussion, with an open public forum for interested parties to ask interested questions - thus the forums as a learning experience. I earn nothing from this - the ads were removed a long time ago, and they paid poorly anyway - the site has literally cost me thousands of dollars all the time that it's been running. That's why I'm increasingly pissed off when I come here recently to find that a large number of members are actually treating the place as somewhere to vent and kick about other members. This is not what the place is for, and it won't be tolerated any further. My free time is also extremely limited, so it's pretty tiring and sad to find myself having to waste what I have babysitting grown adults. So I'm going to make the point clear here - all I have ever asked for on these forums is civility, and anyone not capable of that single, brief, and unchallenging condition of membership has no place here. If you want somewhere to fight, to posture, to be a keyboard warrior, then there are plenty of unmoderated communities online where you can cuss and swear and fight to your heart's content. Not here. I'm going to be coming down pretty hard on anybody who appears disruptive - no I don't expect Mary Poppins, yes I expect and can allow for heated passion - but the level of personal attacks on this site has gone beyond any degree of acceptability, and there will absolutely be no further tolerance to it. If you feel you cannot react to a post without feeling aggressive, then step away from the keyword, do something else, and then come back to it when you've calmed down. If you feel a post breaks the basic rules of the forum, then please use the "report post" function. In the meantime, be clear - bad behaviour was never welcome here and is no longer tolerated, so decide if you want to fit in to the community or not.