You're projecting your old debate motivations onto all of the kids here. There is a huge variety of reasons why people debate. One child told us she was trying to "speak the truth in love," which is a biblical mandate. You're not listening.
Everyone, or nearly everyone, on this forum is capable of both debating and doing it well. We have the Holy Spirit inside of us and access to God's Word, and that is all that is required. To suggest otherwise is slanderous, really.
And to some degree, when you accepted the Gospel you all signed up to debate. The sin nature of mankind is an inherently violent thing - in fact, it is the source of all violence - and it does not go gently into that good night. It's true inside of us as well as outside of us. When you present the Gospel to unbelievers, sin nature opposition comes. When you present Scripture to believers, sin nature opposition comes. You must persist through the opposition in God's grace and power. You cannot use sin nature opposition as an excuse to give up. That is giving way to the sin nature of mankind. And how you persist through sin nature opposition is the dreaded d-word. That's right, debate.
Christianity is not a "nice" religion. God does not put up with our sin and he does not tolerate anything less than absolute expurgation of the thing. Christianity opposes the sin nature of mankind, and since the sin nature of mankind is violent, every verse, every Scriptural truth stirs up violence against it both inside me and from without until I deal with it. And there's no exit from spiritual warfare either, so training kids to deal with it is why I'm here and why I'm debating.
I'm just posting information for everyone to read. I could go back to Essays and just post whatever information I in my pretentious wisdom think the kids need to know, but I would rather listen to what they have to say and give them information they actually want to know about.
Not all of the children have chess and access to other communication mediums, and it's really hard to debate and post Bible verses in-game. I don't know if you've tried? This is the best medium for this sort of thing we have, still.
Our authority is divided on the subject. You'd have to be legally blind not to notice that at this point. Both sides are jockeying trying to influence the authority, not resist it.
Xonos, you were here when this topic was first opened. If you're lost, go reread the first 60 posts of it. I'll wait. Hans' agenda should be really obvious here.
If you walk up to a guy and try to take his topic away because "he can't handle it", "it's not constructive content", and it's "uncivil", obviously he's going to fight you on it.
Yes, all of us Christians who have to do spiritual warfare are the problem. Clearly we are just the worst and don't know how to talk to each other.
Some of us would like to debate for unselfish reasons in accordance with Biblical commands.
I think listening is easier to convey in-game when I can move around, type emotes, etc to convey my presence without responding. On the forum it's difficult because the temptation to [SPIRITUAL EXPOSITION MODE ACTIVATE] is hard to resist.
Still, I'll try to keep this in mind for the future. I'm actually really sorry that this forum has left you feeling this way, and if I've contributed to the feeling, I apologize.
Do I at least get a goodbye speech before you kick me out? I'm a paying costumer for the game, you know.
Leaving should be a voluntary action based on self-awareness, not forced on people you don't like.
Yup, you really schooled me on those dragons.
Xonos, quit slamming on the kids, okay? You claim to be protecting them by not listening to what they have to say and what they want. Shouldn't we be listening to them instead of dictating their lives from our high horses? We aren't their parents. We don't have authority over them.