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Now STOP This RIGHT NOW!

  1. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8960054_f520.jpg
    Again, the religious forums are becoming even more vitriolic in nature.  We are intelligent, thinking adults at HubPages.  Each person has a right to his/her opinion although it may be different from another person.  Why all this argument and dissension.    Let others express themselves freely without recrimination and/or attack.   The religious forums, as all forums, should be arenas where people can freely express their thoughts.  Let's discuss this calmly!

    1. kenneth avery profile image81
      kenneth averyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      In a word, "Amen."

    2. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I honestly don't know why people spend so much time on the religious forum.  There are people who spend several hours a day there!  I don't understand why they don't just write some Hubs expressing their opinions and carry on the arguments/conversations in the comments sections.  At least then they would be earning some money for all the time involved.  On the Forums, only HP makes money if you spend time there.

      1. oceansnsunsets profile image90
        oceansnsunsetsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        You make a great point.  You expressed what I get on myself about actually, and am working on getting back to that.

        The forums are a rough place for many reasons, and often not a lot is accomplished.  I usually end up regretting having spent the time, when so much of what the OP said is the general rule.  My biggest thing is helping to clear up misconceptions about what I believe in general. While everyone has their own beliefs about life, they often have a lot of grossly misinformed beliefs about OTHER'S beliefs.  There are a ton of straw man arguments for what I believe, and so I try to help because they are rejecting all kinds of things for reasons that turn out to not even be the case.  (Regarding views I hold.) 

        You are very right though about why not just make hubs about it, lol.  That is too true and echoing what my own thoughts are now going back a good while. I get drawn in, but have had to set some rules that make it a better experience when I do go in there.

    3. MelissaBarrett profile image61
      MelissaBarrettposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I don't see anyone not able to freely express their thoughts...I see people complaining about others freely expressing their thoughts, but people complain about lots of things. No one has came to take anyone's computer away yet. On that note, I haven't seen anyone chain anyone else to a computer and make them come to the forums with a gun to their head either.

  2. oceansnsunsets profile image90
    oceansnsunsetsposted 3 years ago

    +1

    I absolutely agree.  Thanks for bringing it to light.

  3. starme77 profile image86
    starme77posted 3 years ago

    I avoid those forums haha:)

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 3 years ago

    Yes, stop discussing the religious thread outside the religion area.

    1. starme77 profile image86
      starme77posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      haha , thats funny smile but good advice smile

  5. Zelkiiro profile image84
    Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago

    If you don't want dissenting opinions, then don't invite them by giving your own. That's just how forums work--or hell, that's just how writing in general works.

  6. MercCipher profile image60
    MercCipherposted 3 years ago

    I understand what you are saying and I agree with you.however, I don't view those kinds of forums but I still believe what you are saying is true. Let people express themselves and move on.

  7. janesix profile image61
    janesixposted 3 years ago

    How are your vitriolic posts in the non-religious forums and different?

    Our you our mommy?

  8. janesix profile image61
    janesixposted 3 years ago

    I also loved how you used the term Vitriolic. You know that's an alchemical acronym, don't you? It means something totally different from they way you used it.

    1. bBerean profile image61
      bBereanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      vit·ri·ol·ic
      /ˌvitrēˈälik/
      adjective
      adjective: vitriolic
      filled with bitter criticism or malice.
      "vitriolic attacks on the politicians"
      synonyms: acrimonious, rancorous, bitter, caustic, mordant, acerbic, trenchant, virulent, spiteful, savage, venomous, poisonous, malicious, splenetic; 

      Janesix, how did she misuse this?

      1. janesix profile image61
        janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Vitriol: visita interiora terrae rectificando invenies occultum lapidem_ visit the interior of the Earth to find the hidden stone
        It's alchemical, an acronym. It means find the goodness inside yourself, or enlightenment, or the Philospher's Stone.

        1. bBerean profile image61
          bBereanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          So the common definition I cited, and have always used, is not valid?

          1. janesix profile image61
            janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I suppose it's valid, because it's the common usage.

          2. janesix profile image61
            janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            It stems from Calcination, the chaotic phase of alchemy. The Prima Materia. Going inside yourself stirs up all kinds of chaos and emotions, etc.

            1. bBerean profile image61
              bBereanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Janesix, I was unaware of the definition you gave, and do find it interesting.  Thank you for that.  GMWilliams did not, however, misuse the word.  wink  Looks like we all agree.

              1. janesix profile image61
                janesixposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                lol...yeah, I just had a good excuse to talk about one of my favorite subjects, alchemy smile

                1. bBerean profile image61
                  bBereanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Hmmmm.  Perhaps you have some perspective to share regarding alchemy in relation to another forum thread I just started... http://hubpages.com/forum/post/2585499

 
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