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  #1  
May 30th, 2007, 11:08 AM
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What topics do you all stear (steer?) clear of?

I stayed FAR away from the SAHM/Irresponsibility thread. I didn't even touch it or look in it after I posted. If a thread is becoming too heated due to me having my feelings personally invested into it, I stay away from it. When you get emotionally involved in a debate you don't think with your head but your heart and the debate goes out the window.
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May 30th, 2007, 11:11 AM
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I pretty much stay out of the abortion debates now. I know what I feel and how I feel and there are some people who will just never see my side of it so it gets tiresome.

I just try to stay out of the ones I know nothing about haha
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May 30th, 2007, 11:14 AM
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i pretty much stay out of the abortion and ff/bf debates. They're both super touchy subjects, and feelings get easily hurt.
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May 30th, 2007, 11:17 AM
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The ff/bf debates and for the most part the religion ones-every once in awhile I will lurk in there or post.
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May 30th, 2007, 11:18 AM
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i pretty much stay out of the abortion and ff/bf debates. They're both super touchy subjects, and feelings get easily hurt.[/b]
After one particular thread, my debating in the bf/ff has changed.
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May 30th, 2007, 11:23 AM
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I stay out of the creation/evolution threads. I don't visit the abortion threads too often because I feel it's not a debate, I figure no one is really going to change their mind on that type of issue.
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May 30th, 2007, 11:45 AM
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I stay out of the creation/evolution threads. I don't visit the abortion threads too often because I feel it's not a debate, I figure no one is really going to change their mind on that type of issue.[/b]
I stay out of the creation vs evolution thread as well. I don't claim to know where we've come from, but it's interesting reading other ppl argue with no facts.
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May 30th, 2007, 12:15 PM
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Well, I steer away from debates with a lot of pages, but only because I post from work and can't keep up with them

I've pretty much also decided to stay out of BF/FF on JM, mainly because I often feel like I'm debating against a wall... I'm not going to gain any ground and it's better for my sanity just to walk away.
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May 30th, 2007, 12:50 PM
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I don't know if there are any particular topics I purposely stay away from. If it doesn't interest me, if I get too heated discussing it, or I just don't know that much about it, I will generally stay out. I used to stay completely away from religious and abortion debates. I go there sometimes now, but rarely.
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May 30th, 2007, 12:54 PM
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I'm really not interested in the abortion debates...... I don't have a stance really. I wish I felt more passionate about it so that I'd feel a need to debate, but I just don't.
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May 30th, 2007, 01:13 PM
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I think that its the most vocal on abortion who will never change their stance and they are the ones who post lol There are lots of people who dont have a solid stance and those are probably the most effected when lurking in the debates I think.
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May 30th, 2007, 01:39 PM
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I stay away from the abortion and religion subforums.

I don't get involved in pets threads because I'm not a pet-owner of animal-lover, so I really have nothing to contribute, and I'd get no enjoyment from reading them.

I've come to the realization that I need to stay away from natural childbirth threads, because it breaks my heart to read them...
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May 30th, 2007, 01:45 PM
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I stay away from the abortion and religion subforums.

I don't get involved in pets threads because I'm not a pet-owner of animal-lover, so I really have nothing to contribute, and I'd get no enjoyment from reading them.

I've come to the realization that I need to stay away from natural childbirth threads, because it breaks my heart to read them...[/b]

But look how beautiful and healthy your boys are. In the end, that's what really matters, not how they came out.
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May 30th, 2007, 01:46 PM
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I stay away from the abortion and religion subforums.

I don't get involved in pets threads because I'm not a pet-owner of animal-lover, so I really have nothing to contribute, and I'd get no enjoyment from reading them.

I've come to the realization that I need to stay away from natural childbirth threads, because it breaks my heart to read them...[/b]
I'm confused......natural childbirth is sad?
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May 30th, 2007, 02:10 PM
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I stay away from the abortion and religion subforums.

I don't get involved in pets threads because I'm not a pet-owner of animal-lover, so I really have nothing to contribute, and I'd get no enjoyment from reading them.

I've come to the realization that I need to stay away from natural childbirth threads, because it breaks my heart to read them...[/b]
I'm confused......natural childbirth is sad?
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No. Natural childbirth is wonderful, and beautiful, and empowering. My body failed me, and to this day, it still breaks my heart that I was not able to give birth vaginally. Sure, I'm alive and my son is alive, and that's fine and dandy, but hearing other people's beautiful success stories hurts... It's a jealousy issue, so for my own good, I need to avoid those debates.

I'm all for unmedicated births & homebirths, I'll just never be able to experience it.
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May 30th, 2007, 02:17 PM
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I stay away from the abortion and religion subforums.

I don't get involved in pets threads because I'm not a pet-owner of animal-lover, so I really have nothing to contribute, and I'd get no enjoyment from reading them.

I've come to the realization that I need to stay away from natural childbirth threads, because it breaks my heart to read them...[/b]
I'm confused......natural childbirth is sad?
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No. Natural childbirth is wonderful, and beautiful, and empowering. My body failed me, and to this day, it still breaks my heart that I was not able to give birth vaginally. Sure, I'm alive and my son is alive, and that's fine and dandy, but hearing other people's beautiful success stories hurts... It's a jealousy issue, so for my own good, I need to avoid those debates.

I'm all for unmedicated births & homebirths, I'll just never be able to experience it.
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I know how you feel. After having Kailey I missed being pregnant so bad that I had a hard time coming online to any of my forums and hearing women talk about being pregnant and about to go into labor.

I'm sorry I can't have a homebirth ever either.
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May 30th, 2007, 03:48 PM
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I stay away from the abortion subforum, and only dabble a bit in the religion subforum. I also don't get inolved in posts regarding FF vs BF because I'm not a mama yet and can see both sides of the arguement. I also tend to stay away from posts that go nowhere quickly, or get heated with emotions and little logic. It's like circular reasoning and gets tiresome.
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May 30th, 2007, 06:26 PM
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I also stay away from the abortion debates because my opinion and most others opinions will never change on this issue. I do like to talk about religion, but not debate it. If it gets to heated I pull out. I avoid pet ones too unless it is one about not being a fan of pets- then I will post. Otherwise I think I mostly look at the ones that interest and post what I think if I feel it is something worth my time to post.
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May 30th, 2007, 06:46 PM
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I try my darndest to stay away from the BF debate board because it makes me sad, but sometimes I go in there. It's hard but at the same time I want to gather more information so that I will be more prepared when the next babe comes along. I also stay away from topics that I have no opinion on, b/c I wouldn't add anything to those debates.
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May 30th, 2007, 06:54 PM
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I try my darndest to stay away from the BF debate board because it makes me sad, but sometimes I go in there. It's hard but at the same time I want to gather more information so that I will be more prepared when the next babe comes along. I also stay away from topics that I have no opinion on, b/c I wouldn't add anything to those debates.[/b]

Not me I ask questions LOL! I start debates all the time that I don't care to participate in if I think others will enjoy it.
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