Deep thoughts of the day... you know, I'm on alot of boards, for lots of different subjects... hunting, four wheelers, biking, jeeps, guitars, exercising, running, just all kinds of stuff. On those boards, we talk about everything, even religion, and it can get pretty deep. Also on those boards, most everybody is extremely respectful. If you see a smart-alec response, it's usually just in play, extremely heated disagreement is rare. Most regular board members consider each other some of their best friends and would never want to make them mad, you would not believe the respect that regulars have. Even different faiths talk about religion and there's no fighting. So, I come here, which is supposed to be a group of people who are supposed to be a bright and shining star for the rest of the world to look up, and comparatively... it's pure hate. I'm not kidding. Comparatively, hateful responses are all over the place. I'm not saying I'm not guilty as well, but seriously, if you truly compare the language of the posts, this board is hateful, disrespectful, closed-minded, a poor example, etc. Comparatively, this board is about the worst that I've ever seen in terms of disrespecting others. Sure, there may not be any talking about the party you went to last night, or cussing, or anything that would ever admit to a sin, but everybody makes up for it by somewhat indirectly lashing out at each other. Yet, all of this is passed off as "fellowship". Why is that? There's really no excuse for it. There may be a few swears thrown around elsewhere, but without exaggerating, the conversations elsewhere are by and large tons more friendly and helpful. I just don't get it. Sure there's lots of good people here, and lots of good conversation, but those good people are throwing around some pretty hateful language as compared to most everywhere else. I am seriously on at least 10 boards and I can truly tell a difference. I get worked up over the posts 10 times more than I do ANYWHERE else, and it is extremely obvious that many other people do the same thing just by the tone of their responses. It's easy to brush it off and say I/they just aren't right with the lord, but what I'm saying is that when I read some of your responses, maybe it's YOU who aren't right. Just something to consider, that's all. :thumbs: By and large, this place is great, but still, the small amount of disrespectfulness here is still alot more than at other boards. And like I said before, I'm guilty of it as well. I just don't understand it.