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What percentage of hubbers are religious?

  1. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Since I started posting in the religious forums, I have seen the same few people continuously putting up posts about religion.

    I know there are a lot of religious people in the world, but wondered what percentage of hubbers are religious?

    Being that this is a writers site, how representative do you think writers are of the general religious believers?

    I have noticed that many of the zealots have no hubs, or just hubs about religion.
    Is that because writers are often readers and thinkers?

  2. goldenpath profile image82
    goldenpathposted 7 years ago

    Hi! smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hi GP, I was amazed to discover you have written 53 hubs. I even found some without religion in them, but they were about tying knots!

      1. goldenpath profile image82
        goldenpathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I am humbled that anyone has even taken the time to look at my hubs if even the titles on my profile.  Actually, a small percentage are religious in nature.  Most are along the lines of emergency preparedness.  Thanks for your time!  Hope all is well down under. smile

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks, I only read 3 about tying knots and your tie as time is pressing today. I love knots! smile

  3. calpol25 profile image77
    calpol25posted 7 years ago

    hi earnest. smile

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    Twenty One Daysposted 7 years ago

    are you calling people out, earnest? lol
    good man.

    though a zealot by trade, i have hubs on food, theistic ideology and coming soon some raw philosophy - waiting for the printer to tell me if they are gonna publish me.

    *Sigh* Guess I am not in the populous of Rome after all.

    All Hale, Caesar Salad!

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A zealot by trade? I did not realise it was a trade! lol

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        Twenty One Daysposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol course it is. anything opposing the positional inquiry of an opposing ideology is zealotry. makes for a better tent maker than most, i suppose. kind of like anarchy with "flava`"

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I see you have gone for an even split between religion and other subjects such as food. Now food I am interested in! smile

  5. WriteAngled profile image91
    WriteAngledposted 7 years ago

    What do you define as religious, Earnest?

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
      Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      exactly, in my definition of religious Earnie is a zealot of the atheist faith/religion.

      wink

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No. Not believing in the sky fairy is not a religion. smile
        Just common sense.
        Mikel you might like to learn about names, or do you think it is fun to get mine wrong?
        Is that a bit of the ole religious hate coming out? lol

    2. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have never felt it needed explanation, I think the term stands as simply believing in a religion, any religion.

      1. calpol25 profile image77
        calpol25posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Im not a zealot, I never write about my religion it would be difficult to explain coz i dont know what i am lol, I was christened catholic, sent to methodist sunday school, and raised protestant so Ive done them all lol

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I agree, never saw you as a zealot. smile

          1. calpol25 profile image77
            calpol25posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol I know you wouldn't, it would take years for me to write a hub on my religion lol lollol

            1. calpol25 profile image77
              calpol25posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              and then there would be the months of therapy and councilling afterwards lollollollollol

              1. earnestshub profile image88
                earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                lol Very funny! lol I do believe in therapy!

      2. WriteAngled profile image91
        WriteAngledposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Excuse me for banging on about this. Religion to me signifies an organised social system in which it is necessary to attest to a belief, subscribe to certain dogmas and abide by a well-defined system of rules.

        In contrast to this, I place
        1. atheism, which may imply its own dogmas but no rules or actual beliefs,
        2. agnosticism, which implies no beliefs, dogmas or rules,
        3. non-religious (in my definition) spirituality, which subscribes to no dogmas or social rules, but does imply a belief of some sort, usually at a personal rather than social level.

        I guess my question is, do you place (3) under the definition of "religious"

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you WriteAngled, now I understand the question.
          The answer is no. smile

  6. h.a.borcich profile image59
    h.a.borcichposted 7 years ago

    Hello smile I wouldn't call myself a "zealot" and I do have hubs which are not limited to religious matters. Holly

  7. waynet profile image50
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    I'm not religious, but my banana friend is....he looks a bit like Jesus!

    http://skepfeeds.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/jesus-banana.jpg

    1. calpol25 profile image77
      calpol25posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I like that one lol

    2. wyanjen profile image89
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      that floor seriously needs to be re-tiled.

      http://www.jesuspan.com/

      http://www.jesuspan.com/images/Jesuspan-template1_r2_c1.jpg

  8. calpol25 profile image77
    calpol25posted 7 years ago

    I think he means about quoting bible passages and stuff and really in your face religious?

  9. west40 profile image62
    west40posted 7 years ago

    I believe in my own god - not in organized religion.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A questions. Where did your belief in god come from? smile

      1. west40 profile image62
        west40posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        my life experiences

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Your life experiences must have involved the bible or quoran yes?

          1. west40 profile image62
            west40posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            not at all - i have been in  church maybe 30 times in my 50 years of life and most of those were other peoples weddings - (of all denominations)

            1. earnestshub profile image88
              earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              How can you believe in a god you haven't read about or been indoctrinated in to believing? smile

              1. aguasilver profile image86
                aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                The book states that the whole of creation screams out that there is a God who created it.

                Nobody needs to be told about God, they just need to look around and know that this was not an accident or chance occurrence. smile

                1. earnestshub profile image88
                  earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  It's in the book. smile So you believe it.

              2. west40 profile image62
                west40posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Not sure but it works for me - I am a happy, healthy, good person, that prays to my god and worships in my own way.

                1. aguasilver profile image86
                  aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Do you commune with your god (and why the small g?)

                2. earnestshub profile image88
                  earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Well I do not believe you can work on a car the first time without an owners manual.
                  Religion is not born of looking around, seeing the wonder of the world and deciding a fairy did it! lol

                  1. west40 profile image62
                    west40posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    aguasilver, I do commune with my God .

                    earnestshub, sorry you feel that way - it works for me and I am happy with my beliefs.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    You already know about me big_smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I do! A broad minded believer who even enjoyed my hub on a psychopathic god. Not a zealot by any stretch. smile

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I would smack myself if I was....and so would you lol

  11. Rayalternately profile image60
    Rayalternatelyposted 7 years ago

    The huge bias toward religious topics being discussed in the forums does certainly detract from what is otherwise a very credible site. Initially I'd considered hubpages for my business related writing but the forums convinced me to publish anything financially motivated elsewhere.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I do the same with some of my writing, and for the same reasons. smile

  12. aguasilver profile image86
    aguasilverposted 7 years ago

    Hi Earnest,

    I think I write on a broad canvas, but then again most of the time I find that God sort of creeps into everything I write, mainly because I can see His hand in most everything, so by your definition I am certainly religious, not sure if you consider me a zealot, but certainly not offended if you did, and probably would see it as a compliment in my terms!

    But I have hubs about legalising hash, abolishing income tax, forming new political parties, health, the NWO conspiracy in the Copenhagen Treaty,a whole section examining life in the UK (mine) during the sixties...and a lot of Christian sites that I think challenge those who believe to decide whether they really do or are just playing at it or using Christ as a hopeful insurance policy against being wrong.

    So who knows?

    I just write what the Holy Spirit tells me to write! (the good ones) and whatever I feel like otherwise.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Consider yourself complimented! smile

      1. aguasilver profile image86
        aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Why thank you sir! smile

  13. thisisoli profile image62
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    I am one of those atheist types.

    I tend not to read religious hubs that often, they never seem to offer very much new or interesting.

    I do however read the occasional theologian book, there are some really interesting ones out there. Even though I disagree with their beliefs, they raise interesting points in their argument for their beliefs. Just as there are some brilliant books out there on atheism (and agnosticism for that matter)

    For this reason (while I do post in the religious/atheist threads) I have not written a hub on either of the subjects, simply because I do not feel that I can hold an argument as eloquently as these people on my subject of interest, without it turning in to more of a personal rant.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Once you have read the bible, there is nothing new to say about religion. smile All the religious do is repeat their version, the bits they extract to support their view.
      It matters little what that view is. The bible and quoran can say whatever you like, just take one of the thousands of different beliefs, then cook it to fit your beliefs seems to be the way it works!
      Thousands of different beliefs and religions from the same book verifies this fact. smile

      1. thisisoli profile image62
        thisisoliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You are not wrong, while I disagree with religion, I close to dispise the new age theists, who argue that 'okay, maybe god doesnt exist per say, go dstands for interconnections in nature' and all that bollocks.

        However some theologians are very clever at pulling ideas out of religion, some of which are good, and some views of which are interesting to read. (If you are up for a bit of heavy reading check out New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology)

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I have read that some time back. Very interesting and informative.
          There is also wisdom in the bible, quoran and other religious tomes.
          Most of it is hate filled garbage and threats though.

  14. aware profile image71
    awareposted 7 years ago

    hi earnest .  im a big  religion room type i ve been chatting in the religion and beliefs rooms at yahoo for years now and here on hubpages i hit the topic regularly . now as to why? i don't follow any religion but i do have many god ideas and   like exchanging views. in a civil manner .  i see far to much arguing and  assumptions being thrown around concerning this topic . and  see the idea of gods being  attacked   and torn at .  its my intent to try to free god from the cage   that past and current faiths have   trapped it in .   i  hope in god . i don't insist in one .  lets build a greater idea of  gods. instead of casting stones at the old ideas of it that have failed us.

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

      Better to get free of all kind of Gods

  15. Jerami profile image76
    Jeramiposted 7 years ago

    I don't think of my self as religious.
       
       Any of the Churches that I have been to for quite some time don't want to call me religious.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Jerami, how can you think of yourself as not religious?
      You are on the religious forums supporting your god!
      Surely a belief in a god is religious? smile

  16. Jerami profile image76
    Jeramiposted 7 years ago

    3. non-religious (in my definition) spirituality, which subscribes to no dogmas or social rules, but does imply a belief of some sort, usually at a personal rather than social level.

       Promoting a belief in God ...YES.
      Have you read any of my Hubs?
      They all refer to the misteachings of all of the Christian interpretations of scripture. I believe that there is truth in scriptures yet the Churches do not read or teach them. They teach interpretations instead.
       I think that I fall under the classification previously called option #3
       There is no Denomination that wants me.  I am a believer without a Denomination.

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    SirDentposted 7 years ago

    I know I am a zealot and a fundy. I have also written on home improvement projects, adjusting guitar necks, love poems, religious posetry.

    I follow Jesus to the best of my ability.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I wish I could adjust my guitar neck! I have an early D28 martin.
      It is OK at the moment, but has broken the neck 3 times now. smile

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        SirDentposted 7 years ago in reply to this



        Do you play it really hard when you play your guitar? A broke neck should never happen. I adjust my bass guitar so it has a little bow in it because I play it pretty hard.

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I don't play it hard so much SirDent, you know what Martins sound like. It is loud enough! It does not have a strut.
          Each time it broke was because it hit the floor face down on carpet. My son plays, he has broken it twice and me once. I can get a new neck from the states, but it cost one arm and 2 legs!
          I would spend the money if I was sure the sound would remain. That wood has had a lot of music put through it! smile
          I love the sound of these early Martins, but the neck seems to be very weak.

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            SirDentposted 7 years ago in reply to this



            You may be able to get a new neck with the truss rod installed already. Martin guitars have about the best sound you can get.

            1. earnestshub profile image88
              earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I love the sound, it is sensational. I travelled from Australia to "Stings n Things" in Detroit to buy it. In Australia I had a choice of only a few D28's in America I got to pick it out of about 50!
              Thanks for the advice. I will change after receiving your advice. I did not realise I could get a supported neck, thank you very much! smile

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                SirDentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I didn't say that you could. I said you may be able to get one. I hope you can. Maybe I can browse a little and see what I can find out.

                1. earnestshub profile image88
                  earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Sorry I got that wrong. It would be a great solution though if it is possible.
                  I feel very lucky to own the old girl. 1977 model It has 150 year old spruce front, and the year after I bought it Martin burnt to the ground and lost all the Russian spruce.
                  As far as I know they then got their wood from Maton, an Australian guitar. smile
                  A few purists here love this early model and reckon the sound is better than the late models and unique.

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                    SirDentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    It sounds like a great guitar. I hope you are able to continue to enjoy it.

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    Twenty One Daysposted 7 years ago

    Earnest, food -and all natural edibles are my passion. 20 years of it and i can't get enough. ( it is also why i believe in Elohim ). first, cuz no human or alien could make so many awesome flavors, textures, colours, aromas, etc.
    second, i was designed to enjoy every single one, every single aroma, colour, texture, flavor, etc PLUS can take and make even more edibles from them.

    micro-creation tastes delicious! (`cept for mayonnaise. mayo IS the devil)

  19. livelonger profile image87
    livelongerposted 7 years ago

    I'm religious but about as moderate as you can be for a religious person (Reform Jewish). I'm a recent convert to Judaism, having been raised nominally Christian (by secular parents).

    That said, in the HubPages forums, all of the oxygen is sucked by the atheists and fundamentalists, with not a whole lot of room for people who don't get too worked up about the topic.

  20. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Seeing Waynet's banana (never thought I'd say that!), it reminded me of this photo that my daughter found.  I just love it.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tarotoast/2185098074/

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