The administrator of this forum has answered to me that
So what? We own this board, not you and no one else. We pay for it except when certain people who are very generous donate money to us (and believe me, out of the 1100 members, there are about 10 people who have ever donated us even one dollar). We can do what we want, when we want, pure and simple. We try to be fair, but if something is decided by us to be something we don't want on our board, we will take it off, period. Furthermore, on no other site that I know of would an administrator even tolerate a public challenge of his rights. Yet you will notice we left this thread up. There is no censorship in that no one was ever guaranteed free speech on our site.
First of all, we don't have any obligations as we provide this website to you because we are nice people that take hours out of our week to do it. Second of all, you are pretty much right that Robert closed the thread because we didn't LIKE the content of the thread. Seeing people rag on other websites is not exactly the kind of thing we are wanting to be known for.
Which would indicate you think we are trying to hoodwink you. Quite simply, Robert didn't like the thread, so he closed it. His decision.
I stop participating in this forum because it is now made clear to me that it is private enterprise (not an Orthodox forum
). I do not want to spend your money
, against your will. Nevertheless, I truly thank the creators of this forum for being "nice people".
So long friends, brothers and sisters, I love you all. :thumbsup:
I thank you for being yourselves. If I ever offended anybody, I sincerely apologize.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
, in case someone wants to get in contact with me.
Since this is my last post, let me respond to the "forbidden" issue of “Christ's laughter”:Luke 6:20-2320
And turning His gaze toward His disciples, He began to say
, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21
"Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh
"Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man. 23
"Be glad in that day and leap for joy
, for behold, your reward is great in heaven For in the same way their fathers used to treat the prophets. Laughter will have a blessed place in Paradise.
I pray that Christian “laughter” and “leaping for Christian joy” always be in your life.
See you all in Paradise, laughing and leaping for joy.