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One Year Anniversary with about 3 weeks actual days on HP...

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    kylesandersonposted 2 years ago

    I left HP after 2 weeks of writing a year ago, and joined back up roughly a week ago. However, it seems that HP has transformed into a website where Atheists and Christians gather to argue with one another. Am I accurate with this assumption?

    1. Suzanne Day profile image97
      Suzanne Dayposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Not in my corner....!

      Good you've come back. I came back about a week ago too! Maybe more of us might follow...

    2. mgt28 profile image82
      mgt28posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I joined 5 weeks ago, I did not notice that. For me, HubPages is a good platform for learning. Discussions here are respectiful. I ran away from comments sections of CNN, FB etc because I cannot stand trolls and flamethrowers.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image91
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Not at all.   It's still a writing site, first and foremost.   

      I rarely notice the religious debates these days, since the forums were split up.  I don't see many religious posts in my feed, probably because I don't follow those topics and I don't follow people who are active in them.

    4. Shyron E Shenko profile image87
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome back Kyle, I have felt like leaving but I have so many friends on here.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    Always has been. Always will be. But these days they do it in their own separate little corner, so to speak.

    1. sallybea profile image95
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Definitely not in my corner - I hope we can be mature enough not to.

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    Beth37posted 2 years ago

    Five pages between the hubpages forum and the topical forum, approx 30 threads per page = 150 threads. Out of 150 threads approx. 14 are atheist/theist discussion.
    They are clearly labeled so you don't even have to click on them if that subject is not your cup of tea.
    Welcome back.

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      kylesandersonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you. Maybe I'm just following the wrong people.

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        Beth37posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Oh you mean on the Hubpages main page? Huh... I hadn't thought of that. I know you can switch from forums to hubs, plus you can unfollow any threads... but I wonder if there's a way to control what goes out on your main page or if everyone receives the same feed???

        1. WryLilt profile image88
          WryLiltposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Feed is based on who you follow and threads you post to. Generally. smile

  4. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    There's a Feed Filter near top-right. Experimenting with it will get you what you want.

  5. Millionaire Tips profile image90
    Millionaire Tipsposted 2 years ago

    It is definitely a function of the people and topics that you follow.  I don't see the religion and politics threads at all, except maybe once in a while a Hubber I follow decides to write a hub in those topics for a change.

  6. Fatiha profile image58
    Fatihaposted 2 years ago

    That's one of the reason I don't particularly go on main page.

  7. Marie Flint profile image91
    Marie Flintposted 2 years ago

    Millionaire has it right--it's who you follow and your perception. There are many, many wonderful topics on Hub Pages--science, travel, finance, health, etc. You name it. You can find a hub on almost every topic you can imagine. So, roll up your sleeves, pick your niche, and let's see those hubs!

    Welcome back!

    1. Marie Flint profile image91
      Marie Flintposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      whom (and here I am, an English major!)

  8. Phyllis Doyle profile image97
    Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago

    Yes, kylesanderson -- you are accurate in your assumption and the debates are really getting out of hand. The thing most people need to remember and accept, is that we are all free to have our own belief  system -- simple as that.

  9. Marlin 55 profile image65
    Marlin 55posted 2 years ago

    I agree with you Phyllis. We can all have different beliefs and respect for each others individuality. It doesn't matter if someone is an atheist or christian; I believe what matters is what's in the heart.

  10. lhale profile image80
    lhaleposted 2 years ago

    Oh my goodness! Thank you, paradigmsearch! I did not know about the feed filter. I am so tired of some of these debates that show up on my main page! Hope this fixes things!

  11. Good Guy profile image92
    Good Guyposted 2 years ago

    I have been here almost 4 years.  Never left this wonderful site.  As for the "Atheists vs Christians" forums, I kept away from them.  Just like oil and water, they will never mix.  Why bother wasting time arguing over a topic that will never resolve whichever side one stands.

  12. jemuelO profile image89
    jemuelOposted 2 years ago

    Welcome back kylesanderson! Yes, you are right about Atheists vs Christians here on HP. They keep on debating about a never-ending issue, an issue which can never be resolved because it involves beliefs and ideology. Like Good Guy said, I stay away from these kind of forums.

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      kylesandersonposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks to everyone's help on here I've successfully filter that nonsense out.