As much as I'm for a debate, and I enjoy reading them, the fact that the most frequently responded to threads of late are nothing short of arguments, derogatory remarks and namecalling/fingerpointing between people is very discouraging.
So again, for the umpteenth time, I urge you all to consider this:
Respect the views of others, even if you disagree with their views. Most of us are reasonable, thoughtful folks with varied backgrounds, which means our views are likelier than not going to differ wildly.
The purpose of this forum section is not to belittle the religious beliefs of other people - please refrain from doing so.
No matter what your belief system, be it Christian, Islamic, Atheist, Pastafarian, or Animistic, or anything in between or around it, feel free to engage in discussion about your belief system, within the spirit of community and the spirit of sharing knowledge.
Most importantly, know that the people you find here are just that - people - and you, while not obligated to like or agree with each other, should at least TRY to behave with something like courtesy and respect, refraining from personal attacks, petty bickering, or slurs and insults.
By treating each other well, even in the heat of a debate, valuable knowledge and understanding can be achieved. I know you all can do it.
Come on Charlotte, with such a pic on the 1st of April nobody takes you seriously
by VationSays8 months ago
"We must stop confusing religion, and spirituality. Religion is a set of rules regulations and rituals created by humans which were supposed to help people spiritually. Due to human imperfection religion has become...
by Mark Johann3 years ago
Sight your pleasant views about it.
by cooldad2 months ago
What if this happened today. All the news networks, all the world leaders, all the scientists, all the leaders of churches announced that it was proven that God does not exist. Proven beyond any reasonable...
by rotl6 years ago
Why can't some people respect others' political views, choices, lifestyles, religion, etc?Is it intelligence or lack thereof, socialization, upbringing, personality, environment, education or lack thereof, religious...
by PrettyPanther7 years ago
I am new here so it's possible this has been suggested before. How about a debate forum, separate from the other forums, where contentious topics can be debated? So, if people wanted to discuss, say, a...
by Mark Knowles6 years ago
It is my contention that the Christian religion (and specifically following Christ) is guaranteed to cause conflict, wars and ill will.As proof - I cite the last 1800 years - including the hubpages forums as evidence....
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