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Imladil 12-19-1999 02:28 PM

Ikhnaton: Please Read
This post should be over at X-Wing Alliance, but I'm currently banned there.

I don't know why I've been banned, but it seems very suspicious. I don't use Aol, just a small local provider; if some other technical fault is at work, then please disregard this message. Following the conversation we were having in the thread "The Supernatural," taken with the negative slant you were adopting, this action could not have come at more coincidental time...

If you did ban me, then you are in the wrong. I was not using profanity or anything like that, nor was I violating any of the site's rules that I'm aware of; I was simply stating a position that you did not agree with. The irony here is that in the past, when accusations of censorship were leveled here at RS.Net, I was quick to defend the moderators. Again, I must stress that if this was a technical problem of some kind I do not mean this, but if it was because of the sensitivity of the topic, then you have lost my respect.

And, for the record, I do not practice the magic-type stuff I was discussing. I learn about them, because I am curious about how other cultures approach spirituality...but I am a simple mystic--NOT a sorcerer. There is a clear difference. My views might make me a heretic, but certainly not a pagan. The "crystal magic" I was talking about is nothing more than displaying rocks in my home. I do NOT channel, or play with Ouija boards, or any of that hippy claptrap.

I think it's wonderful that you have such strong faith--really, no sarcasm! I'm alarmed that you don't seem to think I have the right to state my beliefs in a positive manner, or even have them, but you're probably a good and moral person, otherwise. May your relationship with God broaden and mature as you grow older. I believe that any religious faith that brings one to God is true...and yes, this is the major point where my beliefs clash with Christianity. I would be willing to discuss the matter with you at any length you choose, or not at all, but first you must agree to be civil.

As you other RS.Netters may notice, I am very disappointed with what seems to have happened to me at XWA. I hope it's a computer glitch of some kind, because if it ain't...I won't be able to post here in good conscience in the future. Sorry.

Note to self: don't discuss religion with complete strangers.

"The entire universe is simply the fractal chaos boundary between intersecting domains of high and low energy."

--Imladil the Zoomunit

"Crystal magic helps the elementally disabled."

--Little Jimmy

Ikhnaton 12-19-1999 03:19 PM

Don't worry about it, it has obviously been a technical error. I did not ban you.

GUNNER, or Stealth, I can't view his IP address here, so could one of you unban him on XWA pls? Thx.

...Like Ike, if I could be like Ike...

Lt Guilo 12-19-1999 04:23 PM

I think it's all been straightened out, anyway. Just to let you guys know.

Imladil, have you tried posting there yet? *(BTW - please read my reply to your previous reply over in the Feedback forum, hereabouts.)*

BatMan 12-19-1999 05:58 PM

I can barely find time to keep up with this forum and it is considerably smaller than the one at I'm impressed with anyone who can keep up with both. For what it's worth Imladil I have no problems with any of your beliefs. I may or may not agree with them, but will defend your right to have and express them.

Never Pet a Burning Dog.

Imladil 12-20-1999 12:44 AM


<font size=10><font color=red>Nevermind.</font></font>

Sorry to have wasted everyone's time, but it was a technical thing after all. *Embarrassed grin* Sorry to have leveled the gun at you there, Ikhnaton. In retrospect, the timing is kind of funny...

Imladil has decided that it is okay to discuss religion when it comes up, but he will not be starting any more conversations of the like. All sorts of conflicting opinions come at you from everywhere when people think you're calling their religion on the carpet. Yikes!

"The entire universe is simply the fractal chaos boundary between intersecting domains of high and low energy."

--Imladil the Zoomunit

"Crystal magic helps the elementally disabled."

--Little Jimmy

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