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Re: Anniversary...

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:30 pm
by Haruo
And Mark and Big Daddy Weaver. And I miss Moz.

Re: Anniversary...

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:16 am
by David Flick
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    FWIW: Today, March 13, 2018, is the 18th Anniversary of the founding of the BaptistLife website and Discussion Forums.

    Check this list and see how many signed on as members when we had our last iteration of this website in August of 2004. By my observations, there are only 8 of us still actively posting from August 12, 2004. I'm not sure, but I think Bruce changed/updated this website three times between March 13, 2000 to August 12, 2004. I find it amazing how rapidly time passes these days.

    P.S. Want to read some interesting memories? Go to the top of this thread and read 51 replies (4167 views) to the thread starter.

    Happy Anniversary Everyone!
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Re: Anniversary...

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:01 am
by Haruo
Happy Anniversary!

Re: Anniversary...

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:50 am
by Dave Roberts
How do I send a bouquet of water balloons to this group set to pop at just the right moment. Oh, wait! This morning I could fill them with snow in Southeastern Virginia.

Re: Anniversary...

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:26 am
by William Thornton
FWIW? I think...worth a lot.

Re: Anniversary...

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:41 am
by Tim Bonney
A belated happy anniversary to the forum.

Re: Anniversary...

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:08 am
by James
I remember one thing on which we all seemed to agree.

We agreed that no parent should leave a child alone with a megachurch pastor.

Re: Anniversary...

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:08 am
by Tim Bonney
Any thought from the administrators or Bruce, our great benefactor, about a different software platform? I just wonder if this old PHP-BBS system holds back newbies from joining. This format has gone the way of the floppy disk on most parts of the internet.

Re: Anniversary...

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:13 pm
by Neil Heath
I was not an early member, in fact I didn't know BL existed, until I was the subject of a post that was passed along to the Ga Baptist powers that be. It was about the GBC making me and another person leave our church because it supported CBF. The poster is still unknown. It got me in hot water, though I was totally unaware of it until I saw a printed copy of the post at a staff meeting. And it was true, we did have to leave, but it was not helpful.

After that, I dared not join here until I was able to take early retirement. Having known Bruce for a long time, I was delighted to be a part of this crazy band as soon as I could. So Happy Anniversary to Baptist Life, and thanks for the friendships that have resulted from my being a part of us!

Neil

Re: Anniversary...

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:49 pm
by Jon Estes
Happy Anniversary...

I was here at or near the beginning. Left for a while... in and out a few times due to life’s busyness.

Still recall the old SBC net startup stuff.

Been a long... long time since.

Lots of worn out shoes on this life journey.

Re: Anniversary...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:31 pm
by Sandy
I joined in August of 2004, can't believe it has been that long. Wow, does time fly.

Re: Anniversary...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:44 pm
by JE Pettibone
I have been here from the Start as Ed Pettibone. Then by some fluke I could not sign in while Trudy and I where on one of our road trips and I re registered with my initials.

It is good to see my old friend and former co Editor of BL.C, David Flick in this thread.

Re: Anniversary...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:35 pm
by KeithE
I know I’m not liked by many here. I argue hard and my data approach runs counters to many pre-conceptions.

But I appreciate the opportunity to sharpen my studies on Kingdom matters.

Re: Anniversary...

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:10 am
by Tim Bonney
KeithE wrote:I know I’m not liked by many here. I argue hard and my data approach runs counters to many pre-conceptions.

But I appreciate the opportunity to sharpen my studies on Kingdom matters.


Well Keith this odd ball Methodist likes you. :)

Re: Anniversary...

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:36 am
by David Flick
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      Today, March 13, 2019, is 19th Anniversary of the founding of the BaptistLife website and Discussion Forums. Considering all the Trump derangement syndrome pronouncements, eternal existential climate change alarmism, talk about presidential impeachment stuff, talk of obstruction of justice, sexual improprieties among SBC leaders/pastors, etc. etc., I doubt that anyone much cares about anniversaries.

      Nevertheless, Happy Anniversary everyone...

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    Re: Anniversary...

    PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:41 am
    by Dave Roberts
    Tempus fugit, and some of us no longer do. Happy Anniversary, BL!

    Re: Anniversary...

    PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:48 am
    by Tim Bonney
    Hard to believe any digital group could last nearly 20 years! Happy anniversary.

    Re: Anniversary...

    PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:14 pm
    by Haruo
    For some reason, Facebook is allowing me to note this (and link to this thread) on my own Timeline, but throwing up roadblocks when I try to post a link to the Evergreen FB group.

    Re: Anniversary...

    PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:45 pm
    by Haruo
    Haruo wrote:For some reason, Facebook is allowing me to note this (and link to this thread) on my own Timeline, but throwing up roadblocks when I try to post a link to the Evergreen FB group.

    Rather bizarrely, after refusing to let me post about this Forum (even after I removed the link!) it finally let me post the words "I can't post here" and then let me post the link in a comment! Now I go in and the message it was refusing is there as a post, and the message about not being able to post is gone. I think an admin must have been at work.

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    PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:53 pm
    by Tim Bonney
    Haruo wrote:Rather bizarrely, after refusing to let me post about this Forum (even after I removed the link!) it finally let me post the words "I can't post here" and then let me post the link in a comment! Now I go in and the message it was refusing is there as a post, and the message about not being able to post is gone. I think an admin must have been at work.


    Facebook was messed up earier in the day. It would let me read but not post for quite a while.

    Re: Anniversary...

    PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:06 pm
    by Haruo
    Okay, so maybe it wasn't just me. Thanks, Tim.

    Re: Anniversary...

    PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:32 pm
    by Tim Bonney
    Haruo wrote:Okay, so maybe it wasn't just me. Thanks, Tim.


    In fact it is still messed up.

    Re: Anniversary...

    PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:03 pm
    by Haruo
    Yeah, I'm seeing more evidence of that, unrelated to BaptistLife.

    Re: Anniversary...

    PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:45 am
    by David Flick
      Two days ago this forum celebrated its 20th anniversary. My comment (below) was almost exactly correct. There was a time when participants were congenial and friendly in the discussion forums. We were friends who enjoyed with conversations with one another. True, we had many vigorous debates and disagreements but nothing like what is being experienced today. As I see it, the animosity we have toward one another over political differences has destroyed the fraternal spirit we once had for one another. The bitter animosity we have for each has divided us into two groups. Some of our friends (Jon, Lou, Robert, and others) have completely abandoned conversations. The liberal faction has all but driven conservatives away or underground. Conservatives, with the exception of William, no longer post messages or participate in conversations. About all we conservatives can expect is to be ridiculed and/or demeaned for our opinions. I am very sad that our once very good forum has degenerate to where it is now. That's my opinion...

      Nevertheless, a belated Happy Anniversary everyone...
      David Flick wrote:. .
          Today, March 13, 2019, is 19th Anniversary of the founding of the BaptistLife website and Discussion Forums. Considering all the Trump derangement syndrome pronouncements, eternal existential climate change alarmism, talk about presidential impeachment stuff, talk of obstruction of justice, sexual improprieties among SBC leaders/pastors, etc. etc., I doubt that anyone much cares about anniversaries. (Source...)

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      Re: Anniversary...

      PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:05 am
      by Tim Bonney
      David, I’ve been surprised over recent years how much more conservative you seem to be than when I first started on this forum.

      I know your story well of being ousted from your position for not bowing to fundamentalism in the SBC and that always made me consider you a moderate rather than a conservative. Has that changed? Or do you see yourself as a political conservative and a theological moderate? Or something else?

      And BTW, there have been a number of more liberal folks who have left this forum including Joshua and Jane among others i could name. If you all want this forum to survive it can’t just be the old guys who started with it. It always needs new blood the way a church does. We aren’t getting that here. I’ve made my pitch a couple of times elsewhere for moving the forum to a less old fashioned location where new people might actually join it. But no one so far seems to like the idea. As a person whose only foot in the Baptist world now is this forum and some Baptist relatives, I don’t have too much of a dog in this fight.

      I am sorry you know longer feel this forum is a good place for diverse discussion.