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I just gotta ask...

  1. lrohner profile image86
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    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".

    1. Lady_E profile image82
      Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      True. smile

      1. lrohner profile image86
        lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Lady E. I thought I was the only one on here trying to figure out what the heck they were trying to achieve!

    2. Daniel Carter profile image90
      Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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

      Pass the pasta, pleeeeeze.

    3. Drew Breezzy profile image80
      Drew Breezzyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree

      If you wanna talk about your religion thats cool. But stuffing it down ones throat is not.

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It's hard to swallow so many Bible quotes. sad

        1. Misha profile image75
          Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          It's not a reason for throwing a tantrum though tongue

    4. mobilephone guide profile image60
      mobilephone guideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      no. i'm just here to annoy people.

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          And how are you going to do that ? yikes

      2. lrohner profile image86
        lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well then, keep talking and I'll let you know how you're doing. smile

    5. rmcrayne profile image96
      rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. lrohner profile image86
        lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I just really wanna know what's on the other end of that leash you're holding?

        1. rmcrayne profile image96
          rmcrayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          <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.

    6. atomswifey profile image68
      atomswifeyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I do not think that I or anyone else for matter who believes and conversates here on the forums are trying to argue in hopes of converting the ones we speak to.

      There are those that read too who, only read and do not conversate or join the debates.

      There are those who may read and find comfort, strength or belief through the words of the believers. Just as there are people who might read and doubt us or Gods Word.

      So to say we should just go forth and prosper, I would have to add, Prosper in what?
      Are we not called upon to spread the gospel as well? Is that not part of our charge by God?

      As a Christian, A believer, I stand up for my beliefs. I take a stand for God and His Word. Is that wrong?
      Then if it is, I am wrong and will remain that way. smile

      1. lrohner profile image86
        lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        And they come to HubPages forums to do it? Isn't that what church groups and religious forums are for?

        1. Make  Money profile image73
          Make Moneyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          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. smile

          1. lrohner profile image86
            lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Read my original question. I wasn't questioning the number of threads in the Religion forum, just the seemingly disproportionate number of religion threads overall in the HubPages forum.

            1. Make  Money profile image73
              Make Moneyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              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.

              1. lrohner profile image86
                lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                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? smile

                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.

                1. aka-dj profile image78
                  aka-djposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  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! big_smile

                  1. lrohner profile image86
                    lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    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.

                2. Jerami profile image77
                  Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  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,

  2. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Yeah, I am up to converting all the false believers and non believers to the only true religion, pastafarianism! smile

    1. lrohner profile image86
      lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ooooooh...does that come with Alfredo sauce or Bolognese? smile

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Both. But not at the same time, mind you! smile

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I wanna join! lmao I'll take alfredo sauce please big_smile

      1. lrohner profile image86
        lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'll go carbonera, thankyouverymuch! smile

        1. Lisa HW profile image83
          Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Ooh - I'm not generally a big pasta "follower"; but I do believe that Carbonara is the only one, true, religion.  Carbonara is the way to world peace.  smile

          1. lrohner profile image86
            lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Aaaah, we are now officially sisters in Carbonarahood!

      2. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You can start by joining the Flying spaghetti monster fan club. http://hubpages.com/profile/Spaghetti+Monster

        And yes, both sauce and red wine are guaranteed for true believers even in this life! wink

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          Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I have joined big_smile

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          wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Haven't seen as much of the FSM as I'd hoped though, Misha?  I mean I know He's busy and all with the world's operations, but a little more forum time would suit me nicely. 

          RAmen

    3. secondreview profile image60
      secondreviewposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      that was quite funny, thanks for bringing a smile to my face.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Amen Irohner! I am so sick of those arguing in the religion threads.

  4. shamelabboush profile image71
    shamelabboushposted 7 years ago

    Really sickening where everyone accuses everyone of being pagan or atheist and sometimes they abuse each other.

    1. lrohner profile image86
      lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sometimes? Geez, sometimes I think we should set up a religious violence hotline! smile

      1. shamelabboush profile image71
        shamelabboushposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        True smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Does it also include some red wine? hehehe

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      mtsi1098posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      drinking mine as I write...

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Very nice.

  6. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. lrohner profile image86
      lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So true, Jane. I mean, I'm all for debate and everything. But these threads get ugly and go on 4ever!!! What do they really think they're accomplishing?

      BTW, how's your daughter doing at school?

      1. Jane@CM profile image59
        Jane@CMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        She is doing great...to busy to call home!  She loves it so much she is now referring to her dorm as "home".

        BTW I love a good pasta sauce, I'd love to learn how to make a good white sauce and a other sauces.  So can I join the club?

        1. lrohner profile image86
          lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Absolutely! Misha is the Pastafarian God here, though. So he has the last say! (Glad to hear everything's going well for your daughter...)

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    lol you and Lisa are bonded forever now lol

    1. lrohner profile image86
      lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And you? What's your sauce?

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I am more parctial towards alfredo...or something with roasted garlic and mushrooms Oh YUM!

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Which school is she attending Jane?

    1. Jane@CM profile image59
      Jane@CMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      She is at the University of MN, School of Engineering (IT)

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Very nice!


        okay now I'm starving! thanks guys. I blame Misha for starting it all lmao

  9. lrohner profile image86
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Oh yeah, Misha...the God of all that is Pastafaria! (Gotta keep it religious you know. We're in the religion forum.)

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No-no, I am not the God, I am not even a high priest. Jenny, Eric, Mark - those are the guys you should blame. tongue

  10. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    I guess ask and you shall receive. smile

    RAmen. smile

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    wordscribe41posted 7 years ago

    To answer your question, Irohner, people go onto the forums for many different reasons.  Some REALLY do want to learn the opposing views, some just want to be incorrigible, some are not sure which way they want to go as far as belief goes, etc...  I've actually learned a GREAT deal from the forums.  I've even learned things about myself (some not good, mind you).  But, I don't have any intention of conversion either way, just of understanding and even intellectual dialect.  I enjoy a lot of the people there...

  12. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    LOL Misha...

    and you both are right Drew and tantrum. I am sick of reading Bible quotes. I didn't like reading the Bible in the past and still don't..No offense but just not my thing.

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      those FIENDS (rolls eyes)

      i have a wild, crazy idea. don't read those threads. or stay out of the Religion forum altogether. (told ya it was crazy)

      i usually stay out of threads that i just know are going to be boring.

      i hardly ever read anything that disgusts me to the point of nausea though. even if i did, i would keep it to myself.

      1. lrohner profile image86
        lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I do stay out of them. I'm really just questioning the number of religious threads. As I write this, there are 7 religious threads out of the first 30 listed. That's 23% of the threads.

        There are 24 topics that one can possibly start a thread in, and religion is only one of them. That's only 4% of the total categories.

        So I ask again, why oh why are there so many religious threads here on HP?

  13. My Friend Shiyloh profile image61
    My Friend Shiylohposted 7 years ago

    I brought only love to the table and it got trashed. 


    Many tried to  love in contempt and anger.


    Left love standing there going


    Some got down right  me for it.


    I posted a couple of topics about love and yet they got little response because people would just rather  over religion, not realizing that it is love and not religion that God is all about.


    It was quite a shock to hear people having a


    All of this


    Even the believers had little to no good comments about what love was saying but were off in other threads trying to get everyone to  to what they say.


    So I think I can count on 1 hand the people who had good comments about love and the rest were just ever to happy to  at me instead !!!


    The reason why I never got  is because I am in love with, above all things.....love.


    So I wish it would all just

    ~Shiyloh~

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol  I love this 1 lol

  14. My Friend Shiyloh profile image61
    My Friend Shiylohposted 7 years ago

    big_smile

  15. My Friend Shiyloh profile image61
    My Friend Shiylohposted 7 years ago

    Took an hour to make.
    All done in love. big_smile

    Love is creative too. smile

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      and planetsmilies ! big_smile

      1. My Friend Shiyloh profile image61
        My Friend Shiylohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Fo sho big_smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Wow My Friend Shlyloh you said a mouthful Love the added faces to it.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    So Misha when is the first meeting for our new religion pastafarianism?

  18. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    There are no meetings, you just pray for being touched by His Noodly Appendage, and eat spaghetti with meatballs smile

  19. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    OMG okay that sounded so wrong...touched by his Noodly Appendage...lol

  20. Spaghetti Monster profile image61
    Spaghetti Monsterposted 7 years ago

    One of you will be touched this night (in a non sexual way - unless that is your preference) by My Noodly Appendage.

    The fighting over religion will continue until all have been converted to the One True Faith.

    Just remember - Pasta First

    Now go forth and create culinary delights with the bounty I have provided.

  21. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 7 years ago

    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

  22. Jerami profile image77
    Jeramiposted 7 years ago

    Actually the question is why are there always more religious comments on the    MOST  RECENT  COMENT  posted list. I guess we talk more.  we hardly ever post in the other sections

  23. aka-dj profile image78
    aka-djposted 7 years ago

    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.

  24. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Proselytizing? Uh-oh...

  25. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    LOL Lisa, isn't it fun to see how two competing camps are fighting to get your soul. wink

    1. Jerami profile image77
      Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think that her soul is just fine where it is

    2. lrohner profile image86
      lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Absolutely, Misha. Cracks me up!!! smile

 
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