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Attention First Time Visitors! This is not a religion site.

  1. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I just thought you would want to know.

    1. AshtonFirefly profile image82
      AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol good idea. Otherwise you couldn't really tell that it's not...

      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I can't help but wonder how many first-time visitors come by each day and end up running away as fast as they can.

        I think it's reached the point where it is costing HP serious money.

        1. AshtonFirefly profile image82
          AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          hm...never thought of it that way...

        2. CyclingFitness profile image90
          CyclingFitnessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          There's enough forums about religion but are there actually that many new religion related hubs being published?

          1. paradigmsearch profile image86
            paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Who knows? My point is that first-time visitors show up, get the wrong impression, and run away instead of signing up.

    2. Pcunix profile image89
      Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Are you sure?  Sure looks like it..

    3. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      PSA bump 2 of 1000

      For more info, visit my profile at left. big_smile

      1. AshtonFirefly profile image82
        AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        tongue

        1. paradigmsearch profile image86
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I see that you survived the cats. big_smile

          1. AshtonFirefly profile image82
            AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            No thanks to you. :l

            1. paradigmsearch profile image86
              paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Actually, I did put in a good word for you. They glowed a little brighter when I brought it up, but apparently they complied.

              1. AshtonFirefly profile image82
                AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Ah.....I see...well than I do thank you tongue

    4. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      For more info, you can visit my profile at left. smile

      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Welcome to January 10, 2012.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image86
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          PSA bump.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image86
            paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            And again.

    5. Xenonlit profile image60
      Xenonlitposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you! I am so sick of these religious predators and their obsession with religion. And I'm a dedicated Christian!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I've actually come up with a solution to this whole mess, but someone is going to have to pay me for it.

        1. Pcunix profile image89
          Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          How much do you need?

          1. paradigmsearch profile image86
            paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            4K would get me to Social Security retirement benefits time.

  2. Greek One profile image78
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    EXACTLY, Para...

    this is an international dating site for sexy people who want to talk about doing sexy things with other sexy people and sexy things

    1. Michele Travis profile image61
      Michele Travisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      or talking about Big Foot

    2. wavegirl22 profile image45
      wavegirl22posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      threesome u me and para on a desert island . .you bring the tissues, you already know what I got. But I forgot what Para was bringing. .. hmmmmmmm

      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I bring the reason you need the tissues.

        1. wavegirl22 profile image45
          wavegirl22posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          and we need Greek to agree hes in  .. .. . .

          1. paradigmsearch profile image86
            paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            No.

            1. wavegirl22 profile image45
              wavegirl22posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              we dont?

              he might feel left out then .. . .

              1. paradigmsearch profile image86
                paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I don't care.

                1. wavegirl22 profile image45
                  wavegirl22posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  lol

                  guess he doesnt either. .so f'him!

  3. leahlefler profile image95
    leahleflerposted 5 years ago

    Good point. Maybe we should start new forum topics, just to help dilute out the large amount of religious discussion. The public doesn't have Edweirdo's filter.big_smile

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Looks like your idea is working. smile

      Every time I notice the situation getting out of hand, I'll just PSA bump this puppy.

  4. Greek One profile image78
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    Can we talk about the rapture now?

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile

  5. leahlefler profile image95
    leahleflerposted 5 years ago

    Aw, man.

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5982820_f248.jpg

    I've been left behind, AGAIN!

    1. couturepopcafe profile image59
      couturepopcafeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol

  6. steveamy profile image59
    steveamyposted 5 years ago

    I am glad you straightened that out.....way to much of that here...

  7. 2uesday profile image85
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    Thanks, I think it is worth reminding ourselves too.

  8. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    PSA bump 1 of 1000

  9. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    This thread is interesting and important, but I'll have to excuse myself from it because I need to go make some religious comments on a Wall Street Journal article, a local news-article about the economy, an ABC news piece, and the site I've set up as my own professional-writing site.  After that I'm going to write a Hub, "How to Turn Your Facebook Page Into One, Big, Religion-Fest".

    1. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Praise the Lord!!

  10. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 5 years ago

    .  . . and pass the ammo, baby!  so many great posts here have pointed me toward the Bible in order to solve everything, including my writer's block! I need to do some research before I can join the debate, but I do believe this is a major Christian site, is it not?  and therefore discussing writing is taboo - there must be somewhere in the Bible where god said that.  I'll find it.  Just a mo . . .

    1. seanorjohn profile image82
      seanorjohnposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Goodluck to you. Have you been drinking ? PCUNIX doesn't have that excuse. He always misinterpets what was said.

      PCUNIX should say sorry for lots of things.

      1. Pcunix profile image89
        Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I have nothing to apologize for.  You just like to look for excuses to be offended.

      2. mega1 profile image80
        mega1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I don't see what my post has to do with PCunix - unless you mistook my sarcasm for misinterpretation - and in either case you are wrong - PC is right on about things, IMO, and you are one of those who, when people have an opinion that doesn't agree with yours, you accuse them of misinterpreting or some other daft thing!!  If you think HP should have even more religious threads in the forums, then why don't you just say that instead of making personal attacks?  one of the things that I and others object to about the religious discussions here - they turn into excuses to adrenalize and make personal attacks on others who don't agree  - you're not the only one who does it.  I don't call that "discussion"

  11. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Oh My Goodness!!! -Shirley Temple

    1. leahlefler profile image95
      leahleflerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/5988424_f248.jpg

  12. Eric Newland profile image60
    Eric Newlandposted 5 years ago

    It only get really annoying when religion threads leak of the religion forums.

    ...Crap.

  13. zoey24 profile image83
    zoey24posted 5 years ago

    lol, i was starting to think it was turning in to one big_smile

    1. ryannaylor profile image59
      ryannaylorposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I have been here only a week and was just thinking how all I see or that gets exposure is religion or other silly hot topics. You have to search for something worthy. But still think HP is a good place as it lets people be and share their creativity.

  14. Eric Newland profile image60
    Eric Newlandposted 5 years ago

    The problem is that most everyone here is a writer in some capacity, so they're eloquent and cautious enough not to let things get out of hand. On normal forums every religion thread quickly degenerates to a flamewar. It gets locked, people get banned, and everyone else is able to get on with their lives. Here people can keep threads marginally civil for hundreds of posts.

    And yet, if you read between the lines, they're all essentially still saying "u suk f***** [adherents to opposing belief system] r ritarted"

    1. Pcunix profile image89
      Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I disagree,  Not everyone on either side is saying "u suk".  Yes, that's much of it (because that's the highest level most can reach) but every now and then we do have intelligent discussions about our differences.

      I can get angry at religious posts and get quite nasty in response.  Yet I do not bear any dislike for theists in general and am sympathetic to and defensive of their beliefs.   At some level, I am sad that they need to believe, but I do understand that need.

      On the other side, a strong theist may at times be angry with atheist comments, yet also defend our rights and also be sad that we can't share in the happiness they think religion gives them.

      We do sometimes talk about those things and the only "u suk" in  those conversations is when somebody with a smaller brain barges in to spew some idiocy from one side or the other.

  15. georgethegent profile image60
    georgethegentposted 5 years ago

    Thank goodness, I've prayed all day not to bump into any religious freaks and as yet I've been alright but do what I do - keep your eyes open, you never know who'll pop up next!!!

  16. AshtonFirefly profile image82
    AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago

    Thought this thread could use a "bump"--considering the fact I just replied to about 20 religious threads and caused them all to jump to the forefront of the Hubpages forums... hmm

  17. Miss M profile image60
    Miss Mposted 5 years ago

    I love this title - it made my day!^_^

    1. Jean Bakula profile image93
      Jean Bakulaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Mine too. I also think if someone comes on here for the first time, they may just think it's a religious site. And the religious hubs are not creative, many just quote scripture so much it should be called duplicate content.

      1. ElizaDoole profile image87
        ElizaDooleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Me too smile My observation is that religion is a topic some folks get really obsessed about. That leaves all the other topics to the likes of us lot. Go us smile

  18. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Bordering...

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Getting better...

  19. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Meandering thoughts... Under 7, I don't care...

  20. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Meandering Thoughts 7:38
    Sounds like a new book of the Bible.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      hi

      1. Mighty Mom profile image91
        Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        hi?
        What kind of greeting is that?
        Oh, I get it.
        You are trying to start with me because I can misquote scripture, aren't you?
        Well, it's not going to work.
        I asked Jesus what he would do.
        And you know what Jesus told me?
        He told me, plain as day:
        "Say "hi" back."
        hi.

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
          Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          He has a desparate need for attention.

          1. Pcunix profile image89
            Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Jesus has a need for attention?  Seems odd, considering..

            1. paradigmsearch profile image86
              paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Are you saying that jesus exists?

              1. Mighty Mom profile image91
                Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Are you saying he doesn't?

                1. Pcunix profile image89
                  Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  I'd say that there might have been a wandering preacher by that name who was later used as a base for stories. 

                  He certainly never died and came back to live, walked on water or turned water into wine, so in that sense, he definitely did not exist.

                  As to his sayings and philosophy, these are more likely a compilation from many other sources going back who knows how far, so again, largely or even completely fictional.

                  1. Mighty Mom profile image91
                    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    That's pretty open-minded for an atheist!
                    tongue

  21. dungeonraider profile image84
    dungeonraiderposted 5 years ago

    I called HP a writer's site once and someone was quick to say, "No, it's not, it's a content farm!"

    I don't think you can put labels on something this big and diverse.

    I'm glad I feel that way, anyway, because the first label I came across concerning HP was that it was a site occupied primarily by low income women.  Labels aren't cool!

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Whew! Thanks for bringing the thread back onto topic.  paradigm's assertion that this isn't a religious site was starting to turn into the (gulp)same ol' religious discussion!  And we wouldn't want that, would we?!  God forbid anyone should even discuss RELIGION!   LOL.  I find this whole thread very ironic.

 
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