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To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

-SoulRiser

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  Thread: Darthmat has been de-throned!
Post: Re: Darthmat has been de-throned!

Good play, Soul. Good play. Vengeance, however, is sweet.
Darthmat General Talk 36 2,750 02-21-2010, 02:42 PM
  Thread: On Atheism and God
Post: Re: On Atheism and God

You want to know why that gets me so mad, thorn? Really? Step outside your tiny bubble of ignorance for one second and think. If a Hinduist walked up to someone you knew, or yourself, who was sick, an...
Darthmat Philosophy, Politics & History 45 6,304 11-24-2009, 09:29 PM
  Thread: On Atheism and God
Post: Re: On Atheism and God

Quote:If you want to get all reductionist, the idea that there is an all-powerful, all-knowing magical man in the sky is just as ridiculous as the idea that there is a spinning ball just the right dis...
Darthmat Philosophy, Politics & History 45 6,304 11-24-2009, 09:13 PM
  Thread: On Atheism and God
Post: Re: On Atheism and God

A cheating poker hand is a lot different than an all powerful all knowing magical man in the sky. One we know occurs all the time and is entirely likely. The other isn't. Quote:Well, because it's reli...
Darthmat Philosophy, Politics & History 45 6,304 11-24-2009, 01:41 PM
  Thread: On Atheism and God
Post: Re: On Atheism and God

Quote:The point is that we shouldn't exist. The odds against our being here to discuss this are so astronomical, you could argue for God with the fine-tuning argument alone. Here's the way I see it. A...
Darthmat Philosophy, Politics & History 45 6,304 11-24-2009, 01:18 PM
  Thread: On Atheism and God
Post: Re: On Atheism and God

Paraless Wrote:The fact that our universe is intelligible, that the scientific method does work, lends to the idea that there was some sort of guiding force behind it: a cosmological constant. No, it ...
Darthmat Philosophy, Politics & History 45 6,304 11-24-2009, 12:51 PM
  Thread: On Atheism and God
Post: Re: On Atheism and God

Quote:Also the goal of life isn't to be "healthy and wealthy", the diseases we get and problems we have do not happen unless God's will allows it to happen, Your body is fights the sickness the way th...
Darthmat Philosophy, Politics & History 45 6,304 11-24-2009, 11:54 AM
  Thread: On Atheism and God
Post: Re: On Atheism and God

I said stems from as in we know that it comes from the brain now... I wasn't talking about what caused it...
Darthmat Philosophy, Politics & History 45 6,304 11-22-2009, 10:43 PM
  Thread: Group Bonding
Post: Re: Group Bonding

I enjoyed it lots. :)
Darthmat Original Artwork/Writing 12 2,078 11-22-2009, 01:15 PM
  Thread: Panic button
Post: Re: Panic button

|55555| Wrote:Sorry, but you do not own my posts. They are mine, and it is my right to delete them. Nope. It's kind of inside her SQL databse.
Darthmat Help, Support & Suggestions 38 4,940 11-22-2009, 10:59 AM
  Thread: On Atheism and God
Post: Re: On Atheism and God

Here's what you're saying: Man gets cancer. Man is pious. Therefore, God heals him. I'll accept the first statement. I'll accept the second, even. But the third is where your argument starts making ...
Darthmat Philosophy, Politics & History 45 6,304 11-22-2009, 10:44 AM
  Thread: On Atheism and God
Post: Re: On Atheism and God

.... I never said origin. I said where it stems from; as in what makes it work. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn1 ... in.html?46 That comes from a 2 second Google search.
Darthmat Philosophy, Politics & History 45 6,304 11-21-2009, 07:04 AM
  Thread: On Atheism and God
Post: Re: On Atheism and God

CrayolaColours Wrote:Atheism and religion are based on opinion. Whichever makes sense. Proof is impossible, since, in all honesty, everything we know could be a lie. No matter how much evidence we hav...
Darthmat Philosophy, Politics & History 45 6,304 11-20-2009, 01:52 PM
  Thread: On Atheism and God
Post: Re: On Atheism and God

I think all of you kind of missed the point or had a terrible rebuttal (and stylized's made no sense to me at all).... And since I'm lazy, I'm aiming for the easiest one. thornstorm Wrote:Hellius Wr...
Darthmat Philosophy, Politics & History 45 6,304 11-20-2009, 11:00 AM
  Thread: On Atheism and God
Post: On Atheism and God

Before you go around saying "there is no way to prove or disprove God," please consider where the burden of proof lies. Saying "there is a God" is a far more drastic statement than "there is no God." ...
Darthmat Philosophy, Politics & History 45 6,304 11-17-2009, 02:51 PM
  Thread: DONE
Post: Re: DONE

Vatman Wrote:I shall inform you of the options you have for prizes within the week. Time's up. :P
Darthmat General Talk 18 1,826 11-08-2009, 11:56 PM
  Thread: (Currently) unofficial fort contest
Post: Re: (Currently) unofficial fort contest

This is our fort.... It is in Hila's room. It is made up of her bed and the loft above it. It is made to defend against annoying, little, girls. Hooray for fear tactics. :evil: Some pictures are wit...
Darthmat General Talk 87 5,717 11-08-2009, 12:03 PM
  Thread: The Pumpkin Poll
Post: Re: The Pumpkin Poll

And here are Hila's.... there are lots of pictures, and once again, no idea which one she wants.... http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee29 ... 0_0220.jpg http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee29 ... ...
Darthmat General Talk 12 1,021 11-08-2009, 08:55 AM
  Thread: The Art Contest
Post: Re: The Art Contest

Here is Hila's mask... it's costume-related, and therefore Halloween related... Notice the details on the wings. Quite exquisite. I don't know which photos she did and did not want, so I uploaded th...
Darthmat General Talk 61 5,512 11-08-2009, 08:46 AM
  Thread: The Costume Contest
Post: Re: The Costume Contest

I'm uploading these for Hila because she sucks at everything technology. I also need to upload her pumpkin and her art tonight. Hila is Hel from Nosrse mythology. Encyclopedia Mythica Wrote:She is us...
Darthmat General Talk 31 4,332 11-03-2009, 09:46 PM
  Thread: DONE
Post: Re: DONE

AWOL Wrote:Am I the only one that thinks darth looks better than Crpyt in that pic? I mean, wow. You look hell awesome man. LOL. As if I could ever look better than Hila. Though the hat and looney tun...
Darthmat General Talk 18 1,826 11-03-2009, 07:10 AM
  Thread: DONE
Post: Re: DONE

Vatman Wrote:Considering no one else participated, I believe you guys won. Besides having alot of fun...it does seem like you guys did have alot of fun. I shall inform you of the options you have f...
Darthmat General Talk 18 1,826 11-02-2009, 09:49 PM
  Thread: DONE
Post: Re: DONE

Thank you. :)
Darthmat General Talk 18 1,826 11-02-2009, 06:34 AM
  Thread: HEY LOSERS
Post: HEY LOSERS

WE WORKED SO HARD ON THIS AND I WANT SOME DAMN RECOGNITION viewtopic.php?f=55&t=19908 AAAAAAH
Darthmat General Talk 9 1,501 11-02-2009, 05:07 AM
  Thread: DONE
Post: DONE

The team: cryptevah72 and I [img]http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee294/darthmatisgod/Hunt/team.jpg[/img] The pictures: http://twb.rise.za.net/hunt/
Darthmat General Talk 18 1,826 11-02-2009, 04:53 AM
  Thread: Scavenger Hunt Questions
Post: Re: Scavenger Hunt Questions

Oct 31'st 11:59 what time zone?
Darthmat General Talk 21 2,032 10-30-2009, 08:41 AM
  Thread: (Currently) unofficial fort contest
Post: Re: (Currently) unofficial fort contest

Avoiding this place like the plague. But who can resist a clash of the titans?
Darthmat General Talk 87 5,717 10-19-2009, 08:23 PM
  Thread: (Currently) unofficial fort contest
Post: Re: (Currently) unofficial fort contest

LOL. Love you, Vat. <3
Darthmat General Talk 87 5,717 10-19-2009, 12:39 PM
  Thread: (Currently) unofficial fort contest
Post: Re: (Currently) unofficial fort contest

Excellent. :D
Darthmat General Talk 87 5,717 10-19-2009, 06:38 AM
  Thread: (Currently) unofficial fort contest
Post: (Currently) unofficial fort contest

It's Halloween! The streets are rampant with ghouls, demons, and annoying kids who want your candy. Hide! But where? In a fort! The contest is to make a fort. It's up to you to fill in the blanks! Ph...
Darthmat General Talk 87 5,717 10-19-2009, 06:27 AM
  Thread: The Scary Story Contest
Post: Re: The Scary Story Contest

That was bitchin', Alucard. :)
Darthmat General Talk 39 5,239 10-17-2009, 01:05 PM
  Thread: The Art Contest
Post: Re: The Art Contest

Bull, that isn't yours. Can't you guys take anything seriously?
Darthmat General Talk 61 5,512 10-16-2009, 08:45 AM
  Thread: The Photoshop Contest
Post: Re: The Photoshop Contest

Not really. You have to be a moron to think it must be photoshop.
Darthmat General Talk 24 3,083 10-16-2009, 08:30 AM
  Thread: The Main Event: Signup
Post: Re: The Main Event: Signup

I give no guarantee, but if the objectives are not too ridiculous, I'll try.
Darthmat General Talk 47 3,830 10-16-2009, 07:59 AM
  Thread: How would you like to die?
Post: Re: How would you like to die?

Peacefully. I don't want any pain.
Darthmat General Talk 33 2,131 10-16-2009, 07:10 AM
  Thread: Wolfeh
Post: Re: Wolfeh

Wolfeh's a dirty queer. :hug:
Darthmat General Talk 39 6,430 07-14-2009, 01:56 AM
  Thread: On school and how it promote's evil
Post: Re: On school and how it promote's evil

Quote:1.) reward/incentive 2.) threat of punishment This proves greed is exists in the grading That proves nothing relating to greed. And someone who feels they are better because of grades isn't ...
Darthmat Philosophy, Politics & History 13 2,633 07-10-2009, 03:04 AM
  Thread: Anon Section. <Suggestion>
Post: Re: Anon Section. <Suggestion>

Plus that would invite trolls to the most sensitive forum.
Darthmat Help, Support & Suggestions 11 1,382 07-10-2009, 02:55 AM
  Thread: Thinking of becoming a teacher
Post: Re: Thinking of becoming a teacher

Just have one goal in mind: actually teach your students.
Darthmat Youth Rights 21 5,073 07-09-2009, 10:27 PM
  Thread: On school and how it promote's evil
Post: Re: On school and how it promote's evil

Are you people really amazed by this? He has no evidence for his claims, and they follow no logical thought. Not everything anti-school is correct. chaos2525 Wrote:First , I would like to state the "...
Darthmat Philosophy, Politics & History 13 2,633 07-09-2009, 10:22 PM
  Thread: fell good songs
Post: Re: fell good songs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8L9WSJi4hc
Darthmat Music 2 911 07-09-2009, 10:11 PM
  Thread: Unfairness in the school system
Post: Re: Unfairness in the school system

My old school was the same. Kids bad actions who were constantly doing terrible things got overlooked. When a good-meaning student does one bad thing, however, the shit hits the fan.
Darthmat School Talk 9 1,946 07-09-2009, 12:47 PM
  Thread: Thinking of becoming a teacher
Post: Re: Thinking of becoming a teacher

What you're thinking of is actually quite noble. Don't enter the system thinking you're going to re-shape it. Instead... Have you ever had that one special class a day with that one special teacher t...
Darthmat Youth Rights 21 5,073 07-09-2009, 12:41 PM
  Thread: 4th of July
Post: Re: 4th of July

People like Washington who are willing to do lots for a cause still exist. However, with the population of ours so damn huge (especially when you compare it to the colonial population) one person is a...
Darthmat Philosophy, Politics & History 14 2,600 07-07-2009, 11:46 AM
  Thread: font changing??
Post: Re: font changing??

Disrespectful shits. Respect your superiors.
Darthmat Help, Support & Suggestions 33 3,639 05-28-2009, 11:44 AM
  Thread: font changing??
Post: Re: font changing??

Quiet, snots, before I ban all of you.
Darthmat Help, Support & Suggestions 33 3,639 05-28-2009, 11:25 AM
  Thread: font changing??
Post: Re: font changing??

Because I'm better then all you snot-nosed punks, and everyone knows it. You freaks are delusional.
Darthmat Help, Support & Suggestions 33 3,639 05-28-2009, 11:11 AM
  Thread: font changing??
Post: Re: font changing??

Of course it is. You're a brat, I'm not.
Darthmat Help, Support & Suggestions 33 3,639 05-28-2009, 11:00 AM
  Thread: font changing??
Post: Re: font changing??

I did it. You fucking brats need to learn what you have to say is not important at all.
Darthmat Help, Support & Suggestions 33 3,639 05-28-2009, 10:55 AM
  Thread: The funniest page on the internet
Post: Re: The funniest page on the internet

Everything.
Darthmat General Talk 10 993 05-28-2009, 10:49 AM

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