Can we have a proper 'woo' topic?

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IndigoBarbie Wed 04-Jun-14 21:42:27

Dear MNHQ, I fully believe in freedom of speech and experiences, and as such I go out of my way to assist those who are asking more angelic/psychic etc questions, since this is my real life in a nutshell. Getting sooooo fed up of threads becoming all about others who don't believe and blatantly attacking those of us on thread who want to actively discuss and share and I think a lovely new topic of 'woo' or something you feel is an appropriate title could be provided for us to have proper sharings and discussions.

TalisaMaegyr Wed 04-Jun-14 21:44:24

I think that's a splendid idea smile

misstiredbuthappy Wed 04-Jun-14 21:46:03

Brilliant idea its a topic I would go straight to smile

CuriosityCola Wed 04-Jun-14 21:46:44

I think this would be a great idea. I like reading woo threads, but sometimes they can veer onto the supernatural experiences. I always end up reading these ones when I'm on my own and would be good to know to avoid.

Yes please. I love a bit of woo. At the very least we need a new woo thread...

Ooh, yes please, I would find this very interesting!

sunbathe Wed 04-Jun-14 21:48:11

Yes please.

Ooh, yes please, I would find this very interesting!

gamerchick Wed 04-Jun-14 21:54:41

Yes it's a good idea.. it's bloody tedious when you get the non believers pissing and vomiting all over what could be a good thread.

IndigoBarbie Wed 04-Jun-14 22:12:44

I frequent the philosophy etc, and generally love to share my life experiences, and connect with others who have alternate experiences, angels, healing blah blah - and those of us who know this stuff is real, because we are living it.
However, almost every thread I share on is bombarded with those who wish to take me down or belittle me. (They can't actually really do that though, since I know what's real for me.) It's just a waste of their and my energy, since it's nice to be nice and help others along the path, and be helped along the path too. MN has been a great source of support and info for me and I love to give back. Just not have to prove I can see angels.or that I am actually a charlatan who pretends to 'heal' gullible people just to take advantage of their stupidity for coming to see me and so I can be rich out of their money..blah blah blah thanks
and if anyone mentions the James Randii prize one more time..........!!!!!!!

MrsRTea Wed 04-Jun-14 22:59:05

I would really, really, really like to see this - albeit not with "woo" in the topic title necessarily...

Maybe we could be The Vehement Angels, or some such. wink

It would be fantastic not to have to toe the MN orthodoxy line of cynicism about all spiritual matters. And it would be in MN's interests, since we are likely to live longer:

www.nytimes.com/2013/06/04/health/counterclockwise-and-up-in-pursuit-of-longevity.html?_r=0

CoteDAzur Wed 04-Jun-14 23:02:15

A woo topic makes sense. There, you could talk among yourselves without fear of anyone calling you out on the stuff you post, just like atheists never post on Religion threads and non-feminists never post on FWR threads.

Oh wait... smile

bauhausfan Wed 04-Jun-14 23:04:31

I adore woo!

KeeperOfBees Wed 04-Jun-14 23:04:57

I agree with Indigo. Many times I would've loved to participate but wasn't up to the ensuing arguments.

MrsRTea Wed 04-Jun-14 23:05:12

Those topics do work, though, Cote, don't they? The religious and the feminists aren't silenced, are they? There is some protection in having a topic.

MrsRTea Wed 04-Jun-14 23:06:56

Also the feminists manage to have some very in-depth theoretical convos amongst themselves, with only a few interjections of "eh?" or "wtf?" Likewise afaik, people of different faiths.

ThatBloodyWoman Wed 04-Jun-14 23:10:55

A good day to launch would be Friday 13th as its also a full moon.

MrsRTea Wed 04-Jun-14 23:13:05

grin

LadyWithLapdog Wed 04-Jun-14 23:13:10

I think the Spirituality & Philosiphy topic pretty much covers woo stuff too. I don't see it much different to Religion. Yeah, maybe people stray into it but, so what? Ignore, reply, as you feel.

NormaStanleyFletcher Wed 04-Jun-14 23:16:58

Having a separate topic does not keep out nay sayers -
In fact I it can attract them.

I advise this as a total non woo person

BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Wed 04-Jun-14 23:17:40

Yes, it could be called 'Nobody Knows It' (as in Woo-Hoo!, also appropriate reference to lack of provability of topic).

MrsRTea Wed 04-Jun-14 23:20:31

Feminism does a pretty good job of keeping at bay those who haven't a clue about it. Likewise religious people get to exchange ideas freely.

gamerchick Wed 04-Jun-14 23:48:27

No it won't keep them out but at least then people can say 'well this is the [insert dedicated topic name] so you can bugger off elsewhere' like what happens on other topics.

There is some protection I agree.

and calling you out is exactly the point.. sometimes you just want to chat without tiresum people thundering in with their prove its and stupids for believing bollocks... totally derailing the thread into an argument.

MrsRTea Wed 04-Jun-14 23:51:38

It's a question of freedom of speech.

Although clearly there are some MNers who would say "no platform for angel-believers and their ilk". But actually we only want a little corner of MN where we can discuss stuff unmolested.

TheSpottedZebra Wed 04-Jun-14 23:55:30

Is that not what 'Philosophy/Religion/Spirituality' is?

(may have got those in the wrong order)

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