Plus, the way you post pretty much screams that you want to change our minds.
Okay, three reasons - although most of the entertainment would be the reading rather than posting.
People post here for one of two reasons (from what I've seen - it can also be for both reasons): 1-to learn or 2-to change minds/teach.
<said in a bad Spanish Inquisition accent> Four! The four reasons someone would post here would be:
Wait, wait. Of the reasons someone would post here would be:
5?-comfy chairs - maybe - does everyone have a comfy chair? What about a soft pillow?
7-penguin on the telly
8-Ministry of Silly
All possible reasons though spamming is hard to disguise.
But.....I figured out why the acid hostility to my non-hostile posts. And I thank you for the insight. The aggression and hostility is caused by a physiological phenomenon best described in "Start With Why".
The author extensively covers the benefits of "starting with why" but because he never mentioned the negative effects, I didn't recognize the problem till just now. So......what happens if one doesn't start with why....or explain where they are coming from?
I didn't fill out any profile information on myself or even say hello. I just joined in the threads as if I was part of the regular tribe.
I see now, that without any explanation of WHY I was posting here, the intellect must fill the void with some type of "character". And because my position is not in sync with the regulars, the mind casts me as their worst nightmare. And that has a different meaning for each person, and is usually a "character" that they have disagreed with in the past. So they transfer the worst nightmare background onto me and jump up to defend the tribe from this "attack".
When all I have done is add a dissenting voice to the conversation. So, I sincerely appreciate
this insight from you all. I take it as a strong lesson about what can happen if a person doesn't properly introduce themselves before speaking out on such core topics as religion, science, and morality. I will work to preface all my initial remarks with a "reason why" as I post. I am sorry for the accidental experiment. I didn't intend to test everyone's core emotions by not properly introducing myself. Sorry again. - Chuck