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Adrift
11-16-2014, 10:20 AM
Just curious.

Boxing Pythagoras
11-16-2014, 10:34 AM
For my "Other" checkbox, I initially joined TWeb because Nick linked to one of my articles on a thread, and it brought a ton of traffic to my blog. I joined up to say, "Thanks," and to try to provide a fair and rational voice for skepticism.

Adrift
11-16-2014, 10:53 AM
Thanks BP!

Bill the Cat
11-16-2014, 11:30 AM
JP Holding made me do it. :hehe:

Littlejoe
11-16-2014, 11:35 AM
I was seeking other points of view in eschatology specifically. Dee Dee was pretty active in Preterism at the time and I was weighing Historicism with Preterism. Opened my first thread in eschatology...:smile:

Cerebrum123
11-16-2014, 12:03 PM
I had been more active on another site, but being far outnumbered, and surrounded by people who bought into stuff like "Christ Myth" stuff, and other nonsense(Jesus' miracles being the results of mushrooms), I got tired of trying to correct their nonsense almost single-handed. When trying to correct their stuff, like Constantine making major decisions at Nicaea, I stumbled onto Tweb. I didn't join then though, I only joined later after a mention on Tektonics.

Adrift
11-16-2014, 12:26 PM
I had been more active on another site, but being far outnumbered, and surrounded by people who bought into stuff like "Christ Myth" stuff, and other nonsense(Jesus' miracles being the results of mushrooms), I got tired of trying to correct their nonsense almost single-handed. When trying to correct their stuff, like Constantine making major decisions at Nicaea, I stumbled onto Tweb. I didn't join then though, I only joined later after a mention on Tektonics.

If you don't mind me asking, what was the other site?

Cerebrum123
11-16-2014, 12:37 PM
If you don't mind me asking, what was the other site?

I think it was something like islamwatch.com It's been a really long time since I've been over there though. It was actually a helpful learning experience. It's a site run by ex-Muslims, and for the most part, they did cite the relevant material that shows what Islam really teaches, instead of the "religion of peace" stuff you mostly hear about.

They do have some junk on there, and there were some rather graphic articles too(pictures of violent acts, and some other horrible stuff happening in Islamic communities). The subject matter was unfortunately very relevant to Islam. I don't think they moderate their comments section either.

Of course, for all I know they aren't as accurate as they used to be. They started getting more hateful towards religion in general around the time I was leaving. One of the articles was actually started because of some comments I made. It was about the NT and
anti-Semitism.

Cow Poke
11-16-2014, 01:09 PM
I honestly don't remember. :shrug:

Cerebrum123
11-16-2014, 01:11 PM
Oh, the poll should be " I'm crazy, and..." for each one.

Adrift
11-16-2014, 01:56 PM
Oh, the poll should be " I'm crazy, and..." for each one.

haha. yeah, maybe.

I specifically had in mind those that eventually end up in the Padded Room section of TWeb.

If you worship dragons, think that just because you're British you're one of the Lost Tribes of Israel, think that A Course in Miracles is the bees-knees, or think that you're a Gnostic just because you say you are, then you might be crazy and worship Cthulhu.

Cow Poke
11-16-2014, 02:21 PM
Having thought about it a bit, I think that was when I was dealing with some Mormons in real life, and wanted to learn more about Mormonism.

Juvenal
11-16-2014, 02:47 PM
Because I was banned me from The Other Location ... for being a jerk.

Srsly.

Cow Poke
11-16-2014, 02:49 PM
Because I was banned me from The Other Location ... for being a jerk.

Srsly.

That is from whence that meme cometh? :idea:

Juvenal
11-16-2014, 02:54 PM
That is from whence that meme cometh? :idea:

:blush:

That's straight from the mod thread, delivered to me by Crow, who came over with me.

Cow Poke
11-16-2014, 02:55 PM
:blush:

That's straight from the mod thread, delivered to me by Crow, who came over with me.

I figured it was something like that, but never knew "the rest of the story".

Thank you, Mr. Harvey! :thumb:

Jedidiah
11-16-2014, 03:00 PM
I was originally (many years ago now - I first joined when the site was quite new) interested in the Apologetics. But the discussions there were not really ones, for the most part, that I could approach. Plus the shotgun pattern of posts was very off putting. I would rather a one on one discussion.

pancreasman
11-16-2014, 03:06 PM
I'll answer this one: I genuinely enjoy discussing deeper topics, even with people who might disagree with me. This site certainly is more 'gentle' than most but even here I find the 'static' of human nastiness too much for me. That's a bit of a shame. I have bipolar disorder type 2 and I am easily tipped into depression by insult and nastiness. Yes I know this site is better than most but it is my cross to bear that I am over-sensitive to that sort of thing. I must protect my mental health so I choose to restrict my involvement. I find there are very few threads that I can take part in. I think the 'combat' model adhered to by many posters is detrimental to true dialogue. Just my opinion.

Cow Poke
11-16-2014, 03:11 PM
I'll answer this one: I genuinely enjoy discussing deeper topics, even with people who might disagree with me. This site certainly is more 'gentle' than most but even here I find the 'static' of human nastiness too much for me. That's a bit of a shame. I have bipolar disorder type 2 and I am easily tipped into depression by insult and nastiness. Yes I know this site is better than most but it is my cross to bear that I am over-sensitive to that sort of thing. I must protect my mental health so I choose to restrict my involvement. I find there are very few threads that I can take part in. I think the 'combat' model adhered to by many posters is detrimental to true dialogue. Just my opinion.

And, quite honestly, guys like you make me rethink my responses, and you are a good influence on me! :glare: Which is why I enjoy having you (and guys like Adrift) around.

rogue06
11-16-2014, 04:24 PM
To be here before CP made it :woohoo:

Cow Poke
11-16-2014, 04:27 PM
To be here before CP made it :woohoo:

Yeah, I saw my big brother tappin away at the keyboard and thought it was another porn NEWS site, and lo and behold, it was THEOLOGYWEB!!!! So Mom made me come here to keep an eye on him.

Adrift
11-16-2014, 04:28 PM
To be here before CP made it :woohoo:

Well you're late, CP posted in this thread hours before you did!

rogue06
11-16-2014, 04:35 PM
Well you're late, CP posted in this thread hours before you did!
My mistake. For some reason I thought this thread was about why we joined Tweb rather than why we're posting in this thread :teeth:

rogue06
11-16-2014, 04:37 PM
Yeah, I saw my big brother tappin away at the keyboard and thought it was another porn NEWS site, and lo and behold, it was THEOLOGYWEB!!!! So Mom made me come here to keep an eye on him.
It isn't my fault that the London Sun had those page 3 girls :shrug:

And bacon. Thread won.

Jedidiah
11-16-2014, 04:39 PM
I'll answer this one: I genuinely enjoy discussing deeper topics, even with people who might disagree with me. This site certainly is more 'gentle' than most but even here I find the 'static' of human nastiness too much for me. That's a bit of a shame. I have bipolar disorder type 2 and I am easily tipped into depression by insult and nastiness. Yes I know this site is better than most but it is my cross to bear that I am over-sensitive to that sort of thing. I must protect my mental health so I choose to restrict my involvement. I find there are very few threads that I can take part in. I think the 'combat' model adhered to by many posters is detrimental to true dialogue. Just my opinion.We love you even though you are defective.

That was not intended as unkind. I have been called bipolar as well.

One Bad Pig
11-16-2014, 04:50 PM
JPH made me do it. And since it's discussions on TheologyWeb that facilitated my conversion to Orthodoxy, I blame him for that too.

Kelp(p)
11-16-2014, 05:32 PM
A YEC church presentation and a random image search for flying fish led me to Answers in Genesis, which linked to articles from Tekton and Glenn Miller's Christian Think Tank. Tekton linked here. It looked like a fun place to talk religion and the people looked cool.

pancreasman
11-16-2014, 06:20 PM
We love you even though you are defective.

That was not intended as unkind. I have been called bipolar as well.

We are all defective.

mossrose
11-16-2014, 07:28 PM
I don't remember.

NormATive
11-16-2014, 07:46 PM
I was a writer at a magazine that did an interview with Dee Dee just after she started T-Web. Been here ever since.

NORM

Cerealman
11-16-2014, 09:46 PM
JP talked about it in a few vids and I also thought this would be a great place to start a new kingdom.

Catholicity
11-16-2014, 09:57 PM
My dad. And if you don't understand, I'm not explaining.

ManwŰ S˙limo
11-16-2014, 10:56 PM
I can't really remember. I know JP Holding led me here, but I can't remember if I was a supporter or hater at the time. I remember when I was first introduced to him, I wasn't the biggest fan and even sent him a critical message of some sort.

rogue06
11-17-2014, 05:09 AM
I don't remember.

Old age... will... do... Um, er -- hey look a bright shiny Canadian quarter

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/37/Quarter_Reverse_2010.png/220px-Quarter_Reverse_2010.png
:outtie:

KingsGambit
11-25-2014, 12:14 PM
Rayado invited me to join.

AlphaBravo
12-17-2014, 12:39 PM
I think I wandered onto the old site in about 2008 following some thread about this new word 'preterism' that I came across. Still not sure that I know what it means or that I are one.

shunyadragon
12-17-2014, 02:33 PM
I marked two, but no single one or two fit me entirely. I like to debate to practice debating, and learn why people believe as they do and how they express their beliefs. The why question is a big one. In learning to debate I occasionally argue argue topics and questions that I do not necessarily believe. I also debate from the Baha'i perspective, Methodological Naturalism, and universal world views and beliefs that reflect a more universal view like the Unitarian Universalists.

The quality of Tweb is very good to excellent compared to other sites on the web.

An example of a thread I started where I do not necessarily believe is 'Canaanite Psalms.' I in reality do not believe the Psalms are Canaanite, but I believe that the Book of Psalms have Canaanite origins, and they were considerably edited and about 50-80% were added material very late as rewritten and embellished by Hebrew stories and history as the Hebrews developed their own written language and identity after ~600 BCE. I do believe early Hebrews were Canaanite minor pastoral tribes. Presenting an extreme position I drew more Twebbers out to express their views.

My most important issue to promote and debate is Methodological Naturalism. I really like some of the recent threads by Roland (rwatts).

I also like the fellowship of Twebbers, some which I have meet over the years. I miss some of the Jews involved in the Old Tweb, very instructive. I also miss Glenn Morton, I hope he is in good health. I joined Tweb in the first year it formed.

shunyadragon
12-17-2014, 02:36 PM
Old age... will... do... Um, er -- hey look a bright shiny Canadian quarter

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/37/Quarter_Reverse_2010.png/220px-Quarter_Reverse_2010.png
:outtie:

How much is it worth US

mossrose
12-17-2014, 02:37 PM
How much is it worth US

Not much lately, that's for sure!

Jesse
12-17-2014, 03:51 PM
I joined on a dare. :tongue:

I was going to vote for "I'm crazy, and thought this would be a good place to talk about our Lord and Saviour, Cthulhu", but that would be a lie. Everyone knows I worship Sephius; the God of death and embroidery.

37818
12-19-2014, 12:22 PM
I was banned from some Christian corporate owned web sites for life. (That is the short answer.) And because Tektonics gave me reason join this one.

The long answer was over the Nicene Creed after being falsely accused of denying the deity of Christ and Christ as Creator. The partial ban was I was not allowed to post anything about God or anything about the nature of Jesus Christ. I asked the question, Isn't salvation a matter of the nature of Christ? And I was banned. After I proved I was falsely accused, I was told to go else where anyway.

Sparko
12-19-2014, 12:58 PM
I was banned from some Christian corporate owned web sites for life. (That is the short answer.) And because Tektonics gave me reason join this one.

The long answer was over the Nicene Creed after being falsely accused of denying the deity of Christ and Christ as Creator. The partial ban was I was not allowed to post anything about God or anything about the nature of Jesus Christ. I asked the question, Isn't salvation a matter of the nature of Christ? And I was banned. After I proved I was falsely accused, I was told to go else where anyway.

As an owner, I hereby declare that you can no longer use the vowels "a" and "e" in your posts or you will be banned!!! Oh, and the letter "n"

NormATive
12-19-2014, 04:53 PM
D-m-!

-ORM

Andius
12-19-2014, 04:55 PM
JP Holding made me do it. :smile:

Doug Shaver
12-19-2014, 09:24 PM
I didn't notice until after I voted that multiple responses were allowed. I checked "Wanted to sow the seeds of skepticism," but I also joined because I just enjoy discussing religion.

Strawman
12-19-2014, 09:46 PM
I'm a huge fan of JP Holding. I originally came here as a means to view his dialogues.

37818
12-21-2014, 08:46 AM
As an owner, I hereby declare that you can no longer use the vowels "a" and "e" in your posts or you will be banned!!! Oh, and the letter "n"

Dos tht cld th lttrs y d w?

Sparko
12-21-2014, 10:30 AM
Dos tht cld th lttrs y d w?

What?? Type english or I will ban you!!!!! :rant:

Pentecost
12-21-2014, 07:56 PM
I was a new Christian studying this thing called "orthodoxy" and trying to figure out if it was true. It was confirmed. Further, I was trying to figure out if there were reasons not to align myself with the church/denomination I was converted by, and I found that while there are reason, they are not sufficient for me to look elsewhere, and at least on an organization level are theologically sound even if we are not the most... Intellectual of Christian traditions.

37818
12-25-2014, 12:11 PM
What?? Type english or I will ban you!!!!! :rant:

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