1] I stay logged in, but occasionally get bumped out. Yes the words are odd. They want to make sure the bots are confused. Thank goodness.
2] Religion excites emotion, whether one is joining or leaving or defending or critiquing. One would be hard pressed to find many discussion forums focused on religion that did not have moments of raw nerves or emotional rants on all sides.
I love those threads. I did not come to this board to be 'comfortable'. I was 'comfortable' as a Jw. I came here to challenge my entire belief system, eventually to overhaul it, eventually to totally discard everything that I had been 'comfortable' with, and replace it with Logical, Rational thought.
Nothing easy, or particularly pretty about that metamorphosis. Or any of the other metamorphosis here occurring. Still, 'THANKS BE TO SIMON' for giving us the platform that has allowed it.