Welcome to the Toadfish Monastery!
The Toadfish Monastery is a peaceful haven on the net where we practice tolerance and respect for others.
is welcome to join in the discussions, speculations and silliness
regardless of your religion, philosophy or ideas about the world.
The Toadfish Monastery has no religious affiliation but represents a group of individuals who, for
open discussion's sake, agree to be tolerant and respectful of one
We are more interested in finding common ground than trumpeting our differences
The Toadfish Monastery is a visionary community that shares a common goal of better worldwide communication through the use of tolerance, humility, understanding and mutual respect for all humankind.
The Toadfish Monastery forum is a place to think aloud, share ideas and inspirations, practice constructive debate through discussion and games, and develop a supportive fellowship.
Our mission is to promote worldwide tolerance by milennium's end, which we believe to be a reasonable goal.
"And I will chance my fortune,
with this ragged band of heroes.
For they will step quite lightly
on my hopes and dreams,
and lift me up to share in theirs."
Honorable Order of Toadfish Monastery Acceptance Agreement:
Since this is a Toadfish sanctuary, we’d like to keep things civil. We are here to guide ourselves toward better communication skills using the tools of patience and humbleness. As we are human, we may occasionally slip up and fall on our faces, but this should be met with understanding and guidance on the part of the others and if the perpetrator is contrite and asks forgiveness, it shall be given. If however, problems persist, it is understood that the matter will be taken up privately with the perpetrator or complainant via private message, and a quiet excommunication is possible.
- Humbly yours,
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Quote of the Year:
From Thief of Time (Pratchett):
"In the Second Scroll of Wen the Eternally Surprised
a story is written concerning one day when the apprentice Clodpool, in
a rebellious mood, approached Wen and spake thusly: 'Master, what is
the difference between a humanistic, monastic system of belief in which
wisdom is taught by means of an apparently nonsensical system of
questions and answers, and a lot of mystic gibberish made up on the
spur of the moment?'
Wen considered this for some time, and at last said: 'A fish!'
And Clodpool went away, satisfied. "