I've read so many religious posts/threads on HP it's nauseating. I mean, do you guys really, really think you're gonna convert someone or change their mind on their anti/pro-religious beliefs from some/two/three forum posts? I mean really!!!
Jesus or God or someone said "go forth and prosper" -- not "sit here and argue with everyone".
I think the real evidence is that it's just painful for most of us to not engage in a good argument. Apparently arguing is more important than religion, because it always come down to the argument (or so I seem to observe) Preaching is a good argument. Arguing is even better. LOL
What's the alphabet soup for 'grinning from ear to ear' or 'smiling so big my face might crack' or some such. I think I have a great sense of humor, but don't seem to laugh constantly like many people on the forums. But you did make me smile very big.
<More big smiles> A one-eyed 4 year old Boykin Spaniel, with broken pelvis and organ injury. It was the adoption meet and greet in Knoxville. It was 1/3 the way from Charlotte NC and IL (I was stationed at Scott AFB at the time). It was 4 months after Miss Mocha Bean Crayne passed at the ripe old age of 15 1/2.
This is a Religion forum. So it should be expected that there would be threads started about religion in this Religion forum. Anything else in this Religion forum would be off topic which goes against the HubPages TOS.
Actually I did read your original post lrohner. And this thread is basically off topic for the Religion forum. If you think some threads in this Religion forum are, in your own words "nauseating" then simply don't read them.
I am talking about religion. And I'm talking about religion threads. And I'm talking about how disproportionate religion threads appear to be in the HP forum. So yes. It is on topic. Would you prefer I post this in Politics?
I don't read them -- anymore. I did when I started, but discovered that there were way too many close-minded folks who all believe they're "right" arguing with each other. I mean, does it really make a difference what we believe in in the grand scheme of things? As long as we live a good, clean, productive life, does Allah or God or Buddha or Jehova or whoever really care whether we went to mass or attended synagogue or observed Ramadan? If there is a divine being out there, he or she wouldn't be as close minded as some of you.
He is not closed minded. He is HOLY. Once you get a grasp on that (if you can), then it becomes obvious, that there is only ONE way, and that's His way. He has already said, that our own righteousness is as filthy rags to Him. IE, NONE are GOOD enough!! That's the message. (well, the first part of the message.) Once you understand the first part, the second part makes more sense!
First off, don't start the personal crap you people are so famous for.
Second, not quite sure what you're trying to say here. Did you not read my post? Are you trying to tell me that your God would do something terrible to me when I die just because I didn't go around spouting his/her scriptures although I led and clean, productive and good life?
Hmmmm...if so, then your god isn't my God. That's for darn sure.
Lisa, isn't it good to know you can start a thread with a great question in mind, and BOOM, you are not being tracked and told how you should be. Although you posted nothing about wanting scriptures - you got them! Pretty soon they'll be at your door, pamphlet in hand or directing you to a website where you can learn how to live in "their way". LOL
Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy, end of Quote, no interpretations allowed, No amendments unless your name is GOD NO stipulations Can do this on a lake or next to the back yard BBQ with a beer in your hand if ya want to,
I'm so sick of it and the politics too. If you try to post anything else, its buried under the political and religion forums.
I for one, think it is scaring people off the forums & the forums are losing the community feel. But, free speech is what their after and beating people up with words is their game. What gets me the most, is those who claim they are religious are spewing at other people, now really, does this go with the way of "Love thy Neighbor as Thy Self" (snickers).
Obviously, the hub staff gets a real kick out of it, or they'd have done something by now, so needless to say, its really out of hands.
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I admire people that stand up for what they believe in, IF they really believe in it. Some people are told what is TRUE and without investigating the facts will jump on somebody else's band wagon, and scream the loudest. I also respect the protesters when they really believe they are right. But those that are protesting for the sake of making the most noise..NOT
I think that many people have difficulty expressing their beliefs in the real world. This forum gives them a medium less threatening. I don't think it's ever about "converting". I think it would take WAY MORE than a few posts here to change a person's life long convictions.
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