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Why Is Religion Forums A Place To Get Banned?

  1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
    Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago

    I see so many of you guys bicker in this forum over religion that quite frankly, it's nuts. I mean, we're supposed to be a site of writers, but we act like babies just because someone chooses to believe in god or doesn't.  seriously, when will it end?  is this how you people react when somebody doesn't agree with you?  or if someone has a different view point that could potentially threaten yours?  seriously, in all these religious forums, NOBODY ever wins a debate as neither side is willing to at least LISTEN to the other.  if your not even willing to do that, then why even debate?  Just to reconfirm your own beliefs?  Or to slander those that contradict yours?  Quite frankly, it's a joke and it's an embarassment that you people act like children over this topic. Enough.

    1. packerpack profile image60
      packerpackposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I totally agree. Used to visit these form for sometime and comment there too but never used to force my opinion there. But as time progressed I saw these form turning into battle field instead of a place where people discuss philosophies of different believe and faith. I stopped visiting these form henceforth.
      And it would be interesting to see how people react here. I hope people do not start fighting here too on the pretext "How dare you question our right to fight!"

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
        Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        i hope so too.  sadly, i have a feeling i'm going to get a lot of flak for this forum thread.  however, i'm sorry to hear about your experiences though in forums previously.

    2. Stevennix2001 profile image81
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      since religious forums are still getting others banned, i figured i'd bump this up in an effort to get my message out there again.

      1. frogdropping profile image87
        frogdroppingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You can lead a horse to water.

        Walk away. It won't drink.

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
          Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          yep, that's very true, but you still have to try though.

          1. frogdropping profile image87
            frogdroppingposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Which is exactly the attitude of those you talk of.

    3. Eric Graudins profile image60
      Eric Graudinsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Quite frankly, this would have to be just about the most sensible post I've ever seen on these forums.

      regards,
      Eric G.

    4. profile image67
      paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think the poster is one among us; not an outsider

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
        Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        okay, what do you mean by that?  hmm

        1. profile image67
          paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Please  read your original post; how do you think you are different than the other posters? Please

          1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
            Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            oh that.  well for one, that post was written back way before i even started to participate in religious forums. 

            second of all, i never said i was different from other posters. your the only person who claimed i made such a statement or even that i implied it, which i did not.

            thirdly, i don't recall ever arguing with anyone in religious forums or attacking anyone's point of view on those forums.

            finally, if your referring to the fact that i opened up a few religious forums recently myself, my only rationality for that is for fun.  you see, i watch a lot of movies that sometimes bring up interesting ideologies about religion itself, so i'll just ask forum questions for fun to see what everyone else says.  it's really not that much different from when i used to ask nothing but sex related forum questions, when i first arrived here. 

            however, there are some forum questions that do seem outright offensive and there are people who seem to use religious forums for a way to reaffirm their own beliefs and attack others that don't.  Something I have never once done on any of the forums, as i respect other people's opinions.  the only time i get mad is if the person makes insinuations about my intelligence just for having a different opinion.  other than that, i could care less what a person believes.  it doesn't concern me anyway.  we'll all find out if there's a god or not once we're all dead anyway. anyone that says different is selling something.

            1. profile image67
              paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              It is OK; I don't mind; we are just discussing things; sometimes we do make mistakes; it is but human

              1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
                Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                that's true.  as a wise man once said, "to error is human."

                1. profile image67
                  paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Thanks and regards

  2. srwnson profile image61
    srwnsonposted 7 years ago

    Let a man overcome anger by love, let him overcome evil by good; let him overcome the greedy by liberality, the liar by truth! Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.

    Dhammapada

  3. Padrino profile image59
    Padrinoposted 7 years ago

    I don't understand it either. Why argue about things that you believe in, isn't believing enough? The other side argues that God does not exist, so why debate the absence of something? I'm sure the answer to that is "those Christians shouldn't be allowed to spread their hate unchecked!" The Christians side "those atheists need to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior!" In the end its just stupid.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i agree with you.

    2. profile image60
      exorterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I see very little hate and name calling from christians, but I get a lot of I'm childish, foolish, ignorant and a lot more from the non-believers, I can get along with anyone, even the ones that believe differently, we should be able to discuss with each other without the belittling

  4. Ohma profile image78
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    I for one do not often join the debate however if I feel that someone is being unjustly attacked or falsely accused of something I will point that out. Personally I do not care what anyone else believes as it has no bearing on what I believe. I do care when people say mean and nasty things to people that I respect.

    1. Padrino profile image59
      Padrinoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      But its ok to say mean and nasty things to people you don't respect? I don't think mean and nasty things should be said to anyone.

      1. Ohma profile image78
        Ohmaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You would be very hard put to find someone that I do not respect but you are correct I worded my response poorly. I do not think it is ever good to be mean and nasty or at least almost never. Some people just don't hear what you are saying until it disintegrates to mean and nasty.

        1. Padrino profile image59
          Padrinoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I was pretty sure you didn't mean it the way it sounded.

          1. Ohma profile image78
            Ohmaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            big_smile

            1. tantrum profile image59
              tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Good for you ! big_smile

              Unfortunately for some, I'm the mean kind, sometimes ! big_smile

              1. Ohma profile image78
                Ohmaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Tantrum I can and will battle with the best of them if I feel it is important enough. I am finding though that the older I get the more unimportant some things are.

                1. tantrum profile image59
                  tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  And I'm still a child !
                  lol

                  1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
                    Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    lol. yeah, but your growing up quite nicely. wink lol

                  2. Hokey profile image60
                    Hokeyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    not in that outfit! tongue

        2. Stevennix2001 profile image81
          Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          yeah, i agree with you. i think the main problem is most people only hear what they want, and not everything that was actually said if you catch my drift.

          1. Ohma profile image78
            Ohmaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I know exactly what you mean.

    2. Hokey profile image60
      Hokeyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes. i believe you do and I have seen you do it. I have much respect for you. smile

      1. Ohma profile image78
        Ohmaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank-you Hokey

  5. tantrum profile image59
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    BUT I'M A CHILD !!!

    lol

    1. Hokey profile image60
      Hokeyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Not in that        tongue

    2. Stevennix2001 profile image81
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      really?  lol  well your certainly growing up quite nicely then.  wink lol

  6. Hokey profile image60
    Hokeyposted 7 years ago

    Whether one believes in a religion or not,
    and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
    there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.

  7. qwark profile image59
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    Debate religion?
    Idiots only pls!

    1. profile image0
      SirDentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You seem to have your fair share of posts in the religion forums.

      1. tantrum profile image59
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol
        He's being humble. Calling himself an idiot. !

        1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
          Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol  at least he's being honest.  lol

          1. tantrum profile image59
            tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol lol

  8. Stevennix2001 profile image81
    Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago

    wow, surprisingly everyone is being civil about this.  im glad, as i was worried i get a lot of flak for it.

    1. tantrum profile image59
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes! if you chose not to read someone's allusion to 'Idiotic' people being the only ones who  debate religion

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
        Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        oh yeah, sorry, i must've missed that previous post.  sorry tantrum. i stand corrected. lol

  9. cheaptrick profile image74
    cheaptrickposted 7 years ago

    I Wonder...Hmmm...
    Where are"All the Usual Suspects"?

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol be careful what you wish for.

    2. profile image0
      SirDentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Who exactly are the "usual" suspects?

  10. Hokey profile image60
    Hokeyposted 7 years ago

    Here I am! smile

  11. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    You rang? smile

  12. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    http://www.catholicleague.org/annual_reports/2003/images/flint.gif

  13. Pandoras Box profile image80
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    Just to prove I'm listening..

  14. Pandoras Box profile image80
    Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago

    The drama and oversensitivities aren't limited to the religious forums though.

  15. schoolgirlforreal profile image74
    schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for pointing this out Stevennix

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      oh your welcome. i figured this needed to be bumped up again in light of the religious forums stirring up trouble again for some hubbers.

  16. Paradise7 profile image86
    Paradise7posted 6 years ago

    People do get way, way, too personal when dicussing religion.  Why???  I don't know.  People get MEAN!  They exchange personalities all over the place, getting way off the topic at hand.

    I don't know why that particular topic, even more than politics or sports, gets people so heated, and so small...

    It's uncomfortable for visitors, I do know that.  Creating discomfort for visitors is probably a very good reason to get banned.  Think of that from the HubPages point of view.  They don't want people being chased away by adamant fundamentalists or adamant atheists.  Either one.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image81
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yep, your absolutely right about that, as i don't think anyone could've put it better.

  17. Stevennix2001 profile image81
    Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago

    bumps

 
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