In my online experience I have joined a few message boards that reflect my personal beliefs. I was purposeful in joining something I agree with, wanting to fellowship with likeminded people. Yet I notice that certain people join a board they do not agree with and continue to post divisive and pessimistic comments. And when a majority of their posts are not in agreement with the general attitude and beliefs of the board, I wonder. Why? Why did they join and want gratification do they receive? As a Christian I could find plenty of places on the net that I do not agree with yet I would never join their boards for the sake of posting my opinions and that I disagree. Maybe I would just read some opinions on a board that I did not agree with to get a better understanding for people in general. And when I do read message boards that are not in agreement with my personal beliefs it does not make me angry or want to post back with words that I consider to be “truth”. It would be wrong imo on a board where these types of thinkers have decided to share their like-minded ideas and beliefs and I respect that. Maybe a Pastor would understand this more because perhaps this happens in the Church as well. This is a general question and I felt there are many wise Christians on this board who could open my eyes and heart to understand this more. Thank you!