@Guitarman, the history of the christian church is long and complicated and tends to be full of people saying "well your wearing the wrong hat so we hate you forever!" and other people saying "Hay if we wore those hatswe could make money out of it"
The only thing that is slightly more silly about the disagreements between people of the same religion are the disagreements between people of different religions.
Really is "gods wants us to be nice to each other" so dam difficult? .
I hope things do get better though. Games are actually pretty good, not competitive ones, but the logic type ones. I'd suggest looking at some of the spoonbill games, or some resource management type ones, anything you can do rather dispassionately.
As to TJT's question about the forum, well firstly I would hope it's as Aaron and you yourself Guitarman have said, that this is a friendly place to discuss things, indeed as admin I'd be a little worried if that weren't the case sinse I'd assume I'd done my job wrong.
Also, I'll note that there is a very helpful distance over the internet which can actually make discussing personal things easier than they are in person, particularly because when writing forum posts you have the time to stop and thinnk about things.
This is why there are so many support forums kicking around for people in various bad situations, recovering from alcohol or drug problems, suffering bereavement, being victims of abuse etc.
The blindness thing might also have an affect for some, though I've heard about several all blind online communities that are apparently anything but friendly, and of course we all do tend to be gamers of one sort or another hwich tends to imply something of a set of similar interests and to a degree similar ways of thinking too.
Either way, I'm always glad when people feel safe enough to discuss personal matters on this forum. Indeed I've actually thought of setting up a room just for that sort of thing, accept that telling which topics should go there and which in just plane offtopic wouldn't be easy, plus of course I wouldn't want people assuming we had some sort of expertees in dealing with personal issues that we don't have.
With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)