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IOW -- ignore them -- advice you had previously rejected. :-)

Oh, THAT'S a good idea. Kind of like dumping your garbage in someone else's yard.

And the best way to do that is to ignore them. Or filter them, which is really nothing more than an automated way of ignoring them.
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Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
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On Sun, 10 Jul 2005 16:22:48 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@esper.com (Dave Mundt) wrote:

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It is rather interesting to see the furor arising out of what started as one single thread with a very easily identifiable title that would lead anyone to recognize that it was most likely religious in nature (a single click on the first posting would have confirmed that). The expansion of the thread to other threads (such as this one) was initiated by those most strident in denouncing the existence of that single religious thread. In general, when one observes rec.ww it has always been a free-ranging set of discussions, most often centered around woodworking topics, but sometimes straying into areas of interest to the woodworkers having those discussions. Depending upon the topic, woodworkers have always had the choice of ignoring or participating -- nobody participates, the thread dies. What is really surprising is the vehemence of those who decry the religious postings vs. for example political or other types of postings. It almost as if the very topic of religion causes these people either deep angst or fear, to the point of theophobia, such that the very mention of religion or anything religious causes such deep-seated anxiety that they shrink from the very thought of *any* religious discussions occuring anywhere near their presence. It seems to belie the thought that maybe if the subject isn't mentioned, the ramifications of rejection won't have to be dealt with.
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