tee hee-- now you know why I don't venture into the forums very often. I did when I first joined Hubpages, many moons ago. I even wrote Hubs on current events and politics, but found they were certainly not evergreen, so I didn't make money on them and I didn't enjoy the discussion because it got too heated and too polarized and therefore unproductive-- the religion and politics threads here in the forums are more angry rant than exchange of ideas and they honestly make me uncomfortable.
So now I stick to evergreen topics on Hubpages and save my political views for Political Packrat( my political blog). I get more done and I am a happier camper this way. Both the religion and politics forums are a waste of time and had I stumbled into the forums before joining Hubpages four years ago, I probably would have kept on going and never become part of what has turned out to be a wonderful community of people, where I have made some fabulous friends in both the real and virtual worlds.
This is America! it is full of all sorts of religious cults who know THEIR cult is the ONLY true religious group who have the god-given right to condemn all of the others. America--land of the free, home of the delusional!
But I'm scared Randy. I didn't know that only 75 people were allowed into heaven or that Jesus was only going to rapture true believers until I got here? Is there trauma counselling or a helpline available?
There sure is! First you need be one of the chosen!! Not by god, though. You'll know when you are a favorite by the special mark proclaiming your being far and away above the majority of others here. Have faith, my sister in Hubheaven!
100 hunks await you in the promised Hub Paradise! (to go along with a little cash reward too)
This is why I keep out of 99% of the religious threads.
I don't want hunks. i want well-educated women who can give back massages and come equipped with cats!
Seiously, paradigmsearch, I do look at the forums' leading topics some days and worry... Why am I posting my content on a site that's apparently Web Central for proselytizers and religious fundamentalists? Thanks for the reminder!
Peter, Paul & Mary ~ Puff, The Magic Dragon Lyrics
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea. And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee. Little Jackie Paper loved that rascal Puff, And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff.
It's a cycle, really. We were at practically all political threads a month or two ago. Now the primaries are getting boring, so we've switched to religious bickering. I'm sure the scale will tip back as the actual presidential race starts to heat up.
The most dominated threads on HubPages are in fact the political and religious threads. These two threads have more posts than any other thread and when people don't bother to search through the topics of the forums, and simply post a new thread about whatever it is either political or religious, then a bunch of ridiculous threads are created for nothing.
The ignorance of many users are at fault. There are plenty of NEW people who don't have a clue about how to use a forum, much less, discuss the topic that they want to discuss. I'm even sure that there are a bunch of veteran hubbers who also have no clue how to use the forums as well. Why? Because they have never used them. Why? Because they don't want to get into the political and religious BS that happens.
The fact that the political and religious threads have ruined the forum community should speak loud and clear about a number of problems that still exist within HubPages and it's ability to moderate it's own forums. This used to be a fun flowing community of well over 300+ members and now you're lucky if there are actually 100 people who visit or post. There are thousands who watch the forums for a specific reason to find inspiration for new articles. These people are productive to publishing hubs and usually fall in line with "the early bird gets the worm", because they get topics published faster than those who sit and argue their points.
But, as far as the Title of this thread- Para is correct. HubPages is NOT a religious site.
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