Skip to comments.Abuse of Caucus [whiner's caucus]
Posted on 02/22/2011 2:53:04 PM PST by Natural Law
An alarming trend is developing in the Free Republic Religion Forum in which a caucus identifier is being claimed for non-existent or impossibly defined groups. With the caucuses being self defined we see nonsense like the Sola Scriptura Caucus. Of course it doesnt mean all Scripture, only the thread initiators or Forum Moderators definition of Scripture. Jews who believe in the Scripture of the Old Testament are excluded. Mormons, Seventh Day Adventists, and Jehovahs Witnesses are excluded even though they believe in the sufficiency of their own versions of Scripture. The not so transparent purpose of these faux caucuses is clearly to exclude a group of FReepers in a modern day repetition of Whites Only and Irish Need Not Apply prejudice. If this is allowed to stand what will we see next; caucuses so narrowly defined so as to only include ones bridge club or to exclude an individual FReeper? How about a caucus designation for everyone but citizens from New York? How about a mens only caucus? How about a caucus for those of us who drive BMWs? And what is being discussed in these faux caucus threads? Critical doctrinal issues such as ruggedized aircraft, home schooling, and civil unrest in Egypt. Give me a break!
So long as folks caucusing among themselves do not attack others ... let them.
You drive a BMW? You’re hereby excluded from the “Government Motors Caucus.”
There are two amazing, cutting edge features you should try out. One is the IGn 0 RE function. With IGn 0 RE, you can block out threads you don’t like by implementing the CHOOSE button in your mind. Simply CHOOSE to use IGn 0 RE and you won’t have to worry again about those threads.
The other amazing, super-duper, cutting edge feature you should try is the POST feature. With this feature, you are free to POST a thread of the topic you want to discuss, in a way you want to discuss it.
I know, both of those features may be new to you, but I suggest trying the IGn 0 RE feature first.
You should spend some time trolling around on an Apple Fanboi thread. It’ll toughen you up so you can tolerate this comparatively gentle hardball.
I think the phrase “sola scriptura” does have an historical meaning, though.
If you are going to let people define themselves, they aren’t always going to please everybody with their definitions.
For instance, on the Roman Catholic side, someone might call themselves “the only true church” caucus. Actually for all I know, someone does. I wouldn’t like it, but that is how they view themselves.
Y’all have about as much grounds for wailing and whining about
of a purported, claimed, fantasized
of the caucus designation
as . . .
a fish has to complain about water;
a bird has to complain about flying;
an RC has to complain about being a cultist;
a demon has to complain about being evil;
. . .
Y’all have been trashing caucus threads that are clearly not yours increasingly every chance you get.
Yet if a Proddy so much as drives by and LOOKs at your caucus threads dozens of RC’s will sit on the abuse button.
What rank outrageous hypocrites.
SHAMELESS, brazen hypocrites even. Ghastly.
HINT: God almighty is not amused.
Regardless of what the RM or JR do or don’t do . . .
GOD WILL HAVE HIS OWN RESPONSE IN HIS TIME.
Of course, THEN
they wouldn’t have so many things to
wail, whine, rant, spew, throw dust about . . .
They might actually have to act older than 2 years old!
What a tragedy!
Either way, let it ride. Posting a legitimate observation does not reflect badly on me in any way. It merely shows the depths to which the Forum and its administration has sunken.
Amen Brother, well said.
Why is it that the RC's can't just leave a Caucus thread alone. If a thread doesn't discuss their church why should they care. If they like the topic post an open thread on it. It's sad and speaks volumes to who they are.
Jim added it.
Arrogant Bustard hit the nail on the head as far as I'm concerned. If there is any reason to have legitimate debate on some topic do it in a way that doesn't permit screens full of blinking crap and individuals regularly posting photos of their forebears. Otherwise let them simmer in their own stew. They'll be having their own knock down, drag out, battles soon enough and fragment even further. That's the history and lineage they are from and the Holy Spirit can show their perpetual fragmentation here as He has throughout history. What better testament to the one true Church is there?
“Why is it that the RC’s can’t just leave a Caucus thread alone.”
The Pope owns all your bases.
I don’t have a problem with most of those. Though I agree it is hard to pin down just what makes a thread a caucus.
It was I, Ensign Palmer. Now what’s this about no movie?
I’d call it
TRUTH IN ADVERTISING
TRUTH IN WHINING [or about as close to truth as such whiners get]
TRUTH IN SPEWING
TRUTH IN WAILING . .
TRUTH FOR 2 YEAR OLDS
The only Sola Scriptura Caucus this Catholic has ever questioned was the one on homeschooling. Otherwise I have respected your designations.
Why is it that the RC’s can’t just leave a Caucus thread alone. If a thread doesn’t discuss their church why should they care. If they like the topic post an open thread on it. It’s sad and speaks volumes to who they are.
That would be the sane, rational, civil, Christian route.
THEN they wouldn’t be able to spew, wail, whine, rant, rave, throw dust in the air
etc. etc. etc.
I think it must be part of the genetics of their dogma or dogma of their genetics or something. Sure seems very indemic to the organization, anyway.
Mister Roberts - great movie.
I agree with ArrogantBustard and Rashputin, but I’m just a newbie.
Perhaps you could explain to curious Proddys . . .
HOW IS IT
that RC’s love the caucus system
FOR THEIR OWN PURPOSES FIERCELY GUARDED AND DEFENTED TO THE NTH DEGREE
yet when Proddys begin to take more advantage of the same system
ABSOLUTELY CAN’T STAND IT????
. . . come unglued in even GREATER THAN USUAL
—!!!!DEMANDING!!!! that FR conform to THEIR special 2 year old sensibilities . . .
What’s WITH that?
It's so sad, they wanted the Caucuses so Born Again Christians wouldn't bother them. I then post Caucuses for the diverse group of Christians that are a part of the Body of Christ and they can't stand it.
None of the threads I posted mentioned their church and yet they come crashing in "calling the shots". I don't believe I've crashed any of their Caucus threads why is it so hard to respect someone else.
“Doc, he lies in his sack all day long, bores me silly with great, moronic plots against the captain. He’s never carried out one of them.”
you forgot the family photos and blinking text
I’m still looking for the perfect article for my new “Popery-Free” caucus.
That's not true and even if it were true why does it matter so much to RC's? The thread doesn't mention your church. The thread is on a subject where the vast majority of people affected are Evangelical Christians and the central point to the thread was they are under attack because the majority of home schooled children have a solid Biblical world view.
If it's a topic you want to discuss post an article.
Again, if I see a Caucus designation I leave it alone. Why can't RC's?
a non-answer is a screaming enough answer.
Just remember when y’all lie down at night . . .
the bloke on the inside of y’all’s eyelids is the bloke that will be facing God without a shred of defense or covering. . .
unless it’s the Blood of Jesus.
I think you are spot on. They can't just leave it alone. They have to be in control.
I’ve reluctantly been forced
BY RC’S ON FR
to the conclusion that the old claims about
THE VATICAN AND !!!!CONTROL!!!!
are quite accurate.
And, that level of control invariably is demonic.
Some have traced it back to the Tower of Babel.
Great movie indeed.
Incredible sense of exhultation when the blinking palm tree goes overboard.
To: PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; Jim RobinsonYou're gonna get the religion forum closed down if you don't stop with this crap, JR has said hes about had enough of it, if you think this thread is gonna help....you will see what I mean very shortly.
Good. The infighting on these threads only discredits Christianity as a whole, making all Christians a laughing stock.
Do us all a favor.
Shut down the Religion Forum Ghetto.
What was true 8 years ago, is even more true, and obviously so, today.
Out of 35 posts, 10 were made by one person. Amazing.
Omnes bases vostri are belong nobis. [There is no Latin adequate to “are belong.”]
Of course, I remember a few years ago non-Catholics swarmed a Catholic Caucus thread. Nothing was done for a few hundred posts and then the Caucus designation was pulled.
Put not your trust in princes.(ps 143 KJV)
Any bets that a single person under 40 gets that reference?
The RM made the decision. I only asked why and stated why I thought it was non caucus. I honestly don’t recall any other time I have questioned one of the SS caucuses. I’ll gladly stand corrected.
I love it. And I very much like the addition of “whiner’s caucus.”
Not on FR! Maybe a few.
I knew immediately what movie it came from.
Such a classic.
My whole family loves that movie. When my kids first saw it they were in stitches at that scene.
Just couldn't leave something not involving your church alone.
BTW, how’s your family?
More Christian charity towards those who are lost? It's a weak sip of Christ if even a sip that drives people to a desire to create enemies and drive others away from Christ to fulfill their own need to feel as though they're a good and put upon witness for Him.
Somehow the entire idea of witnessing seems to have gone out the window for many people who immediately respond to any question with snark or an assault on the questioner. I suppose some people think no question is ever an honest seeking for an answer because they are never honestly seeking to answer a question but rather seeking to show their own knowledge or prove their own righteousness.
have a nice day
I’m well under 40 and that reference went so far over my head, it waived hello to the International Space Station.
You were one of many who, a few years ago, invaded and overran a thread which was originally a Catholic Caucus thread. After a few hundred posts and appeals to the RM the Caucus designation was removed.
Catholics MAY have done that before, but that was the day I learned that if one side ignores the Caucus designation and swarms, they can cause the designation to be removed.
Some things I learn quickly and do not forget.
And one might ask what is wrong with a "White" caucus when we have a "Black" caucus. Of course, that is the conservative coming out in me.
Now all that being said, I guess I'm violating this caucus as I'm not whining. Or perhaps I just did. ;O)
The Latin definitely makes it more binding.
Thank you for contributing to the whiners caucus.