I realise that I am quite new to this forum and therefore maybe I do not understand all of the complexities. I am grateful for the new friends I am made and for the work of the moderators. I have already enjoyed some sweet fellowship and had some fun. However I am quite concerned about the tenor of some of the posts and some of the posters. I think if we all just followed the guidelines we would solve the problems. Some thoughts have crossed my mind that I try to incorporate into my posts and wonder what you all think about them. The moderators cannot possibly hope to police every post. I think that is our job as members of the forum and perhaps these few thoughts might help. Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savour. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. (Ephesians 5:1-4 KJV) Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. (KJV) Colossians 4:6 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. (Ephesians 5:11-12 KJV) Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: (Ephesians 4:26 KJV) And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:32 KJV) We could go on and on. Since I joined this forum about three weeks ago many posts have violated these simple principles. I am all for lively debate and discussion, but everyone here professes to be a Christian and an adult. Is it not possible for us to discuss and debate without being mean, crude, and offensive. Is name calling EVER necessary? Must we be crude and use shock value to make a point? These are the tools of the world. I belong to a sports forum where more respect is shown for other posters than some members show here. I wasn’t sure where to post this, so put it here in “All other discussions.” Am I out of line? Am I missing the point of a forum?