They are good people having a bad day. Maybe they are people who have eaten a little red pill, but have not yet managed to choke back any of the BIG red pills.
Maybe the thing to do is to work on learning to disagree, agreeably.
Rarely do I click a thread on the DP that I actually regret, but... the BEST thing to do about REAL trolls is ignore them. ANY RESPONSE is "encouragement." If you can tell by the title that it is "one of those" then do not click the thread. There is a front page section for "most viewed." Do not help "troll threads" make that section, or at least do so with the knowledge that you are now officially part of the problem. If a title sucks you in before you know it is "one of those" then do not comment. That also keeps the post in the "most active" topics at the forum. Worse, it gives the troll the chance to reply and "legitimately" bump their own post.
Now, here I sit, guilty of both charges I just leveled. The difference is, I am not going to get into the middle of your fight, even if you make a post of it. I am going to do my best to give the benefit of the doubt to all involved, and ask you all to learn to agree to disagree, the INSTANT you realize that YOU are not willing to change YOUR views. If you are not here to learn, to exchange ideas and be looking for your OWN incorrect beliefs, and you run into someone just like you but with the opposite beliefs, and then you just butt heads, over and over...
No trolls needed. We can tear our own movement apart with suspicion and intolerance.
Choose love over fear, every time.
Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.
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