In the interests of having an open discussion that is relevant to all members of this board, I'm going to make this a thread instead of obscure private E-mails. This should be a public discourse, anybody relevant should chime in. The subject at hand is why I am banned from criticizing religion. I copied and pasted excerpts from an E-mail Paula sent me prior to the lifting of my suspension, informing me that I am welcomed back, as long as I never mention religion, not even "subtly." Rgirl had the insight to call the act [of or like a female dog]. Her objections to the publication of a ruling that affects forum discourse aside, I'm going to talk some more on the subject.
I noticed in the off topic folders people are praying and blessing, posting their youth group sites, having political signature lines. Apparently all that is OK. I also noticed the thread where I announced my return was quickly closed after I disclosed the decreeing missive in question.
So Paula, what will it be? Will you pretend to be fair and ban all religious discussion on the board (But if Michelle Kwan converts to Islam we won't be able to talk about it!)? Or you can just settle for banning me permanently, and you can return GS to a snug little nest where fairy tales are never questioned.