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Old 11-06-03, 11:37 AM   #53 (permalink)
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The difference between religion and politics and the most of the other topics discussed are that they are very personal and people are highly sensitive and defensive when it comes to discussing them. It would be nice to think that everyone resepected everyone else's religious and political views, but in truth, many do not, and in fact feel just as strongly against them as they feel pro their own. When allowed to be discussed in the past, these topics have ALWAYS ended up having to be closed. The site simply does not benefit in any way from them, but rather ends up having more of a negative impact than anything. It isn't like we banned the topics right off the bat, we learned from the past when we allowed them to be discussed - we go with what works and these topics don't.
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