Originally Posted by jonverbarg
other wise we would all have to agree that god does in fact exsist, and downriver discgolf is his crowning achievment!
Great! Now that someone has chosen to espouse their naive assumptions of religious ubiquity, can this ridiculous and moot thread be moved to the controversial topic dustbin?
Because, no--we do not all have to agree.
Like all religions, Downriver was created by a small group of like-minded individuals with the shared love of a singular vision, in the hopes that their creation will benefit and inspire future generations of people that choose to share their love for the same singular vision.
And, like all religions, the original Downriver contained many beautiful ideas, but at the cost of containing many dangerous ones as well--yet, it was still allowed to come into being with the hopes that, over time, the beautiful ideas would outweigh (or at least hide) the dangerous ones.
And, like all religions, over time, the contradictions become more and more obvious such that editing of the original creation becomes necessary--a desperate act to try and save the beautiful ideas.
The end result, however, is that there is more contradictions and controversy than before, some of the beautiful ideas are removed in the process, and the gestalt of the original creation, the one that was so good as to warrant containing the dangerous ideas in the first place, is lost.
Now, I'm sure that someone
out there can use their powers of insinuation and religious fervor to latch on to the wrong side of my metaphor and send this useless thread (with its open-ended lead question, pointless poll, and hidden agenda) into an off-topic nose dive.
(Not necessarily you, Jon, because I'm still not sure if you were being profusely religious, or profusely facetious.