I am not going to argue over semantics.
That's exactly what you're doing and have been doing from the beginning.
The beliefs represented in those quotes are cathari.
No, actually they're not. Both of those quotes state nothing at all about duality. They state that the god they worship is Satan.
If you want to call them occultists, it is no skin off my back ...
You're arguing against every respected researcher of these matters who unanimously identify Helena Blavatsky and Eliphas Levi as occultists.
... but if it talks like a cathar and thinks like a cathar...
Yeah, but the problem is that it doesn't talk or think like a Cathar.
The Emoticon is of a bonfire. You know those things that you have on the beach during the summer? It is people building a fire, if you'll notice. The person being 'burned to death' is smiling which would seem to indicate that he is not, in fact, being burned to death. That you immediately assumed it was a person burning is the humorous element in this whole hoopla.
You think that I will believe that your intent was to use an emoticon depicting a fun day at the beach in reference to the Cathars whom legend holds were burned to death? Enough of this nonsense.
And how do you know what the fire would be used for?
I know because your original post stated, "They aren't Occultists, they are Cathars!" and nothing else but that, aside from the emoticon depicting a person being burned in a fire. You left no room for misinterpretation.
Perhaps it is to burn heretical writings?
And perhaps it's really about a fun day at the beach. It's limitless, the possibilities.
Everyone jumps to their own conclusions. I posted an emoticon of a bonfire, an emoticon that is presumably kosher in this forum since it hasn't been removed from the list by our gracious hostess.
I don't think our gracious hostess advocates "jokes" about burning people to death, but she can speak for herself.
I haven't seen anyone else use the bonfire emoticon. I have no idea what you are talking about.
If you haven't seen the violent tone in some people's posts here then you haven't been looking.
I have no need to take anything up with anyone because there is nothing amiss here.
Now that you've backpedaled considerably, it may appear that way. But what concerns me is your original post.
Out of all the people in the forum you are the only one who is anti-bonfire emoticon.
When used as a joke in reference to a legend of people being burned to death? I imagine there's a lot of people here who would object to that. At least, I hope there are. Nevertheless, the general consensus isn't what we base our judgements upon anyway.
Your opinions, while valued, are not dogma ...
There's no confusion there.
... and this isn't your forum to expell people from.
There's no confusion there either. But it's very clear that the owner of this site has had enough of the violence oriented posts that have been showing up here and wants them to stop, so you're arguing against her.