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Religious discussions

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:13 am
by mod3
The moderators have met and we are asking forum members, out of respect for each other and the different religions and cultures represented on this forum, to please post religious discussions in the spiritual section of the forum. If you would like to make religious comments and invite religious responses in your own personal case update in the "Case Updates and Review Section" that is also acceptable since that is your own space to discuss your personal journey.

We do not wish to censor anyone but we realize that the primary purpose of this forum is to be a place where anyone can come and feel comfortable to find solutions to the problem of pudendal neuralgia. We as moderators feel that can best be accomplished by keeping topics in the appropriate forum where they belong so that people who have problems sitting do not have to wade through topics they are not interested in, including religious discussions. We as moderators do not all share the same religion, yet we are able to work together as a team to try to make this a forum where everyone is comfortable and we ask that you do the same.

Thank you,

The Moderators

Re: Religious discussions

PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:04 am
by mod3
Since the moderators are volunteers and we are very busy people, if we run across religious posts outside of your own personal case update or in the spiritual section, we will edit out religious statements from now on without sending an explanation. Not trying to be mean here -- we just need everyone to know that this forum has people of all faiths and we want everyone to be able to discuss PNE without having to wade through religious discussions. There is a section on the forum for those discussions.

Re: Religious discussions

PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:27 am
by Emily B
Sounds reasonable to me. Moderators, thanks for taking the time to address this issue.

Emily B.

Re: Religious discussions

PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:51 am
by pianogal
what? so if I say I will pray for someone or if I try to encourage someone who I know has same beliefs as me by sharing a Bible quote, you will delete it? To what extent will this censorship go?

Re: Religious discussions

PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:31 pm
by Karyn
Thank you, Mods! Very much appreciated!
Warm regards,
Karyn

Re: Religious discussions

PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:20 pm
by HerMajesty
pianogal wrote:what? so if I say I will pray for someone or if I try to encourage someone who I know has same beliefs as me by sharing a Bible quote, you will delete it? To what extent will this censorship go?


I for one will just try to be mindful of this by always making sure that I devote a line in any case update thread I begin, to welcoming religious feedback.

Mods, while we are on the religion topic, can we have a clarification regarding religious debate in the spiritual section? It was explicitly forbidden on the prior board but no mention here that I can find.

Re: Religious discussions

PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:16 am
by donstore
Since religion is a matter of faith, debating about it seems pointless. When it comes to spiritual matters, people believe what they believe and no amount of discussion is going to change anyone's mind. Now whether or not to cut the ligaments during PNE surgery, that's another story.

Re: Religious discussions

PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:40 pm
by Celeste
My feeling is that no matter what your beliefs...there are enough other venues to use for whatever you need. PM, email, Facebook, telephone, blogs, Yahoo groups, you name it.

Re: Religious discussions

PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:17 pm
by HerMajesty
donstore wrote:Since religion is a matter of faith, debating about it seems pointless. When it comes to spiritual matters, people believe what they believe and no amount of discussion is going to change anyone's mind. Now whether or not to cut the ligaments during PNE surgery, that's another story.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

I am against religious debate on the forum, I think the spirituality forum should be for religious support only, but the old board had a written policy about that and this one doesn't have one I can find.
I think ligament debate should be allowed so long as there is an explicit warning posted that it can be hazardous to your sanity.

Re: Religious discussions

PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:56 pm
by mom
Donstore,
I LOVE what you said. We are all going to beleive what we believe. I don't think anyone is attempting to dictate to others that they need to think or beleive the same way. I certainly am not.
But just like we talk about meds that help and meds that don't , methods that do and methods that don't. For some faith is the medicine that works, and it is part of our story and coping mechanism. It is part of our PNE story.
I for one can be more mindful, but I can't take away that my faith is the one things keeping me from going crazy while watching my daughter suffer.
I definitley agree that "religion" should not be debated here on this forum. Nor anywhere for that matter.