............and I think this thread could apply to most of us, but as Scripture says in another manner, I am perhaps the worst offender as to the way some of these posts come off. The first point I would be interested in knowing from others is, if you have gotten into it with another poster, what is the trigger that sets you off? No doubt for many it is the issue. As is quite apparent, many are angered at the other side a doctrinal issue, such as Calvinism, KJVO, and others, but nothing as intense as those two. In fact, these posters seem to take unrelated threads and make it into that issue. The trigger that I am guilty of, and need to work on, is not so much a theological issue. The dividing line for me is when I perceive someone is being dishonest, not interested in discussing issues, or misrepresents themselves, plus other issues involving integrity. For example, on the side of non Calvinism or Arminianism, posters like Rev Mitchell, Webdog, JohnDeere, Benjamin, Robert Snow, and many others give honest, sincere, well thought out posts. I have learned much from all of them. If I had heated exchanges with these types, it was short lived, or now patched up. Also, posters like Convicted, Quantium, DHK, and others do an excellent job of keeping me in check. LOL, I do not know why, but there is something soothing about Thousand's icon of Jed Clampett. Another problem I have noticed within myself when I start thinking about it is an aversion to straightforward language, that may sound angry or cruel, but really is not. This can come from and side of an issue, but I have found my arguments with this type of language usually comes from the Calvinist side, which I am a part of. Sometimes, for example, if someone says "have you ever studied this issue, or do you cut and paste" I have taken that the same way is "you are a heretic." Anyway, the point I am trying to make is after thinking about what sets me off, I am going to try and be on guard and either ignore it or give back a less smart aleck response. Maybe it will result in one less ruined thread. So, what do you think sets you off? Is it automatically the other side of an issue, being called a name by someone else, or finally, as with me, someone who you think is here under dishonest pretenses for nothing more the causing division and meanness. This is something with the help of the Lord I am going to conquer.