Originally Posted by Elizadolots
Fran, you can spell your name any way you like. It's not at all like misspelling a major character's name.
Religion has been discussed here from the beginning but it's been discussed within the context of Science Fiction in general and Star Trek in particular. Threads about a particular religion do not seem to be allowed.
There are plenty of places to discuss any subject you wish to discuss on the internet. It's not a burden for a board to have some restrictions. I know boards where the only thing you are allowed to discuss is chameleons. That is not a restriction on freedom of speech, it is a focus of interest. I can go somewhere else to discuss the frog.
It is a restriction of freedom of speech.
Freedom of speech is a right.
So you must ask yourself...Is being on this forum a right or a privilege?
I believe it's a privilege. So, yes, if you wish to speak about religion specificly in a topical manner then a religious Forum would be the right place. I wouldn't recommend going to one (EVER).
While Star Trek has been a sounding board for real word issues.
I have to say I come here and enjoy trek because ...it's just a little better than real life. Why would I want to spoil that?