All Beliefs are Welcome Here!
Let me reword that properly :
Nephele deleted her account when she got tired of
the white supremacist bullshit she saw occurring on
this site and decided her time was better spent elsewhere...
It was sad to see her go from here , as she put a huge
amount of effort , time , and love into supporting this site
and with her energy gave the gift of names to many , many ,
over the years , but it is nice to still know where she has gone...
I don't think she kept all those records , Laurence , but is
there a question about a name she gave you ?
Perhaps I can get it to her...;)
I hate white racists as well , but I stayed to fight the good
fight here , when needed , as well I have always liked and
been faithful to this site...;)
I post this info about Nephele , to tell the truth of a good soul ,
who was a long time member here...she deserves at least that !
White supremacists? Holy shit... Looks like I missed a lot during my hiatus. I don't blame her one bit, that kind of thing makes me sick and sad. :(
I didn't need the names for anything important. I just really liked the ones she came up with and wanted to write them down. I hope she's feeling better wherever she is!
Got it wrong again , as I would expect
from you , being one of the ones I am
referring to , "O great white Snowflake" ;
The person banned was Ravenheart...
Do not mix Blackwolf , my name , purposefully ,
with hers...that is not only disrespectful , yet
shows your need to denigrate others , just
like our lying , bullying press - i - dent in the
head , false news fool in office...
And do not claim innocence , or claim bad memory...
We both know who and what you are...and how I
keep countering your bullshit here and on another
site , under the name Sloan777...
This is exactly the type of person , I was referring to Laurence...
Someone definitely not left , but , in my opinion , not
right in the head either...but of course , that is only an
opinion...we all have them...;)
Here's a fact , @ Snowflake :
Said well , Coyote...;)
And again , I have always loved this site and it's
open door to different , and sometimes extreme
viewpoints , though not always individual posters...
I am sure many have felt the same , or still do regarding me...;)
I know this Snowflake ( Sloan777 ) from another site ;
That is why the thread turned in this direction...
I know this person's underlying intent...prejudice
Well, I'm glad to know what went down. It sucks that this kind of thing happens, but that is the nature of the beast, especially on a site full of people who are already perhaps a little resistant to the idea of being restricted in expressing their beliefs.
On a personal level, I have pretty bad anxiety, so I try to avoid political discussions, but I know that a lot of people are very passionate about politics and feel compelled to engage. I don't begrudge them their discussions - I just also have zero desire to involve myself and I skip those posts entirely. I understand how it could be exhausting for someone who feels constantly confronted with political arguments, especially if they pop up in discussions that aren't directly tied into politics.
I'm not sure about the state of moderation here. Do they stop political tangents that show up in threads that they don't belong in? When I click on a thread about, say, connecting to the earth through eating salad, I do not want to end up reading a heated debate about neo-nazis. I suppose it gets more nuanced than that, for example if people start talking about the economics of farming and the effect on the planet and so on, so I imagine it must be difficult sometimes to tell at what point a moderator should actually step in.
I will do that, haha. Thanks for your input! And I reckon there's a difference between a bit of trolling and going out of your way to shoehorn a political argument in. :)
Oh, yeah, I remember those days. I just ended up posting whatever I wanted and ignoring comments from certain individuals who trolled me a lot. Paganspace does say, "Last Reply by X."
I would just go, "Oh, it's the person who trolls me a lot. I'm going to go watch a movie, instead." In the end, I never actually read any of that. I ended up being blissfully ignorant to what was being said or what was going on.
Also, I ended up taking pleasure of people wasting their time on me with comments that I didn't even bother to read.
(Normally, I do try to actually read all the comments, but if comments are just going to be trolling me. What's the point? I got better things to do with my time.)
Paganism, particularly ancient, but also modern, has a lot to do with politics. Satanic panic for example and the old witchcraft laws. Banning such would be disastrous. Anyway, Neph was one of the older members here, probably been around the same time I have. She knew the game. She participated in the discussion, and she had been participating in political discussions for along time.
That said, I am actually disheartened to see her and Rose leave. I enjoyed both of their postings.
I just logged in for the first time in months to see if Nephele could help me with an anagram. Seems I missed a lot of action here, too.
I have nothing but support for Nephele. She's smart, kind, conscious, and I've never known her to slight someone at all, let a lone, for no reason.