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Hey HubPages Atheists and Agnostics need forum post Signatures

  1. Jason Marovich profile image87
    Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago

    Don't forget the smug smiley face, please.

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      Ryan-Morganposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      R.Morgan smile

    2. psycheskinner profile image79
      psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      So you are suggesting we are less than nice... but posting a hostile/sarcastic suggestion that we need to wear a scarlet letter do some sort.

      I think there might be a log in your eye blocking you from seeing the hypocrisy there....

  2. wordscribe43 profile image94
    wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

    Actually this thread is more deserving of the eye-roll...

    wordscribe43 roll

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    Emile Rposted 5 years ago

    Emile R.  big_smile

    Why are we doing this?

  4. A Troubled Man profile image59
    A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago

    A troll thread.

    1. Jason Marovich profile image87
      Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You forgot the smug emoticon, Troubled.

      1. A Troubled Man profile image59
        A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That would be pandering to a troll.

        1. Jason Marovich profile image87
          Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, because you've been here a month longer, and have over 4000 more forum posts than I do.  I'm the troll...right.

          1. A Troubled Man profile image59
            A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Certainly, in the respect of starting this thread.

            1. Jason Marovich profile image87
              Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              If you don't agree that Atheists and Agnostics need forum Signatures, just say so.    You calling anyone a troll is trollish in itself.

              1. A Troubled Man profile image59
                A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                That would be pandering to a troll.

  5. shape_shifter profile image60
    shape_shifterposted 5 years ago

    I truly understand the need for threads that unite certain groups of like-minded people to facilitate the process of expanding and promoting one's art, IE "Fiction Writers" or "Self Published Authors," etc... but isn't this one just a vessel to divide and ostracize people based only on their personal beliefs? Slippery slope, my friend....

    1. Jason Marovich profile image87
      Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It's tongue-in-cheek.  No one needs me to group agnostics or atheists in the forums, they make it clear who they are.

      The final words written by many atheists and agnostics on these forums include baby talk and smug emoticons.  I'm trying to save y'all the extra typing. wink

      1. shape_shifter profile image60
        shape_shifterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Awesome... As a young child I hit a large beehive with a baseball bat simply because there was a pond within a few steps and a jump.... (The fact that my cousin wasn't too far away and not paying attention had nothing to do with it... I think.) Anyway, I think we would've been good friends wink

        1. Jason Marovich profile image87
          Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          LOL.  Nice analogy.  Sadly, no pond for me.

          1. shape_shifter profile image60
            shape_shifterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            That's OK, some of us just love the sound of bees... smile

            1. kirstenblog profile image77
              kirstenblogposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              May I just say, I love your avatar!

              1. Jason Marovich profile image87
                Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Same.  It's an epic avatar.

              2. shape_shifter profile image60
                shape_shifterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Yours is pretty wild as well... I want my bay window to look like that!!

            2. Jason Marovich profile image87
              Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              If that doesn't deserve Signature status, I don't know what does.

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    Emile Rposted 5 years ago

    Oh my gosh! Is the purpose of this thread to identify those of us who are different? Are you going to tap our phones or something?

    It seemed like a pointless thread, but there are plenty of those.  It never occurred to me that there could have been sinister intent. Ahhh, the naivete of agnosticism.

    1. Jason Marovich profile image87
      Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's a rather wild statement, given my reply to shape_shifter.  Don't worry, all anyone has to do on these forums to find atheists and agnostics is go to a Christian topic.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image91
        Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        There lots of other things to find there to.  Even a tiny bit of truth if one has the stomach for it.

        1. Jason Marovich profile image87
          Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          There's a treasure trove of philosophy and conflicting points of view in the forums here at HP.  I don't take on anyone in a harmful way when I argue there, and most people, believers or non-believers are pretty civilized.

          The smugness and 'last word' sickness applies to both sides, but there just happens to be a glut of atheist/agnostics that are using the tactic nearly every post.  Seems it would be easier for them to just to have author signatures.

          9 times out of ten, when I start a forum thread anywhere its to gather information for a future article or story.  I'd never portray another writer on HP in a negative light purposely, simply because I feel we shouldn't go around messing with other people's income or livelihood.

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        Emile Rposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ah. I posted while you were posting. So, good. You aren't a bad guy after all. Just a little touchy on the topic of religion. That's OK. There's a lot of that going around on this forum. smile

        1. Jason Marovich profile image87
          Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I think many of us, me included, let our arguments run a course where we forget there is another human being at their computer terminal.  When we assassinate someone for their beliefs, or lack thereof, we're hurting an actual person.

          My intent on creating this forum topic wasn't malicious, nor was it an attempt to convert anyone.

          1. A Troubled Man profile image59
            A Troubled Manposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Like how the OP reads here?

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            Emile Rposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            You've made a believer out of me. smile Just kidding, but I appreciate and respect what you've said.

            1. Jason Marovich profile image87
              Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you, Emile.  This topic shows that most atheists and agnostics are tolerant, which may come as a surprise to some readers on HubPages wink

          3. wordscribe43 profile image94
            wordscribe43posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I am curious... what was the intent of the thread?

            1. Jason Marovich profile image87
              Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I'm working on a piece about labels.  For three days straight, I logged on to see the same flourish at the end of a statement by an atheist (no names, please).

              That's where the OP came from.  I didn't create the topic to get atheists and agnostics here to label them.  My OP is an irony.

              People near and dear to me are atheist and agnostic.  One atheist rattled my morning (I, like most believers, don't appreciate people ridiculing fellow believers because of their beliefs).

              Nor do I think that you, nor anyone else on this forum topic, should be thrown into a group with this less sensitive person, just because you share the same non-belief.

              I don't consider atheists to all be capable of acts committed by Adolf Hitler, please don't include me in a class with some over the top televangelist.  smile

  7. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 5 years ago

    I believe in fairies and unicorns and other things that don't exist, does that exclude me from being either atheist or agnostic? tongue

    1. Jason Marovich profile image87
      Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No.  I assumed all atheists and agnostics believe in faeries and unicorns.  They're possibly using mainstream unbelief as a cover for their belief in sprites and pixies and stuff.  Spot on.

      1. kirstenblog profile image77
        kirstenblogposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, yay! I can still be a member of the club wink

        The fairies tell me that life is too short to be taken seriously so try to enjoy it instead! big_smile

        1. Jason Marovich profile image87
          Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Amen.

          1. kirstenblog profile image77
            kirstenblogposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Ramen! big_smile
            Oh wait, thats the church of the FSM (flying spaghetti monster), can I join multiple clubs? Can they even contradict each other? That would be fun! tongue

            I am not a real fan of sanity, its over rated! tongue

            1. paradigmsearch profile image89
              paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Agreed! Outside the box is where the true enjoyment is.

            2. Jason Marovich profile image87
              Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I get a kick out of people considering people, like say moderates, who do want to belong to more than one club, insane.  I heard the label applied to Newt Gingrich recently.  He's moderate, he must be insane.  No, he's moderate and he's trying to pander to the evangelists at the last second.

              Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster?  Now, you're just making me hungry.

              1. kirstenblog profile image77
                kirstenblogposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Then may his noodly appendage touch you soon! big_smile For surly your plate shall over flowith with the goodness of pasta!

  8. Randy Godwin profile image91
    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago

    Here you go!  where's yours?  tongue

    1. Jason Marovich profile image87
      Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The snake appears only mildly uptight, Randy.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    paradigmsearch is nonplussed. What if I am undecided and still just trying to figure things out?

    I'm still of the lab rat theory. big_smile

    1. Jason Marovich profile image87
      Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      God help you, you'll be getting it from both sides of the debate, paradigmsearch.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It's what I do. big_smile

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    jenuboukaposted 5 years ago

    I am just happy not to see any bible thumping radicals damning all of the commemorators to hell, so far.

    1. Jason Marovich profile image87
      Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Any human beings that wish ill will upon other human beings in the name of religion have foolishly elevated themselves to god-like status.  Pointing out passages in religious works that refer to an unpleasant underworld is reasonable.  Using that as a club to beat someone with is an error, an error any deity would surely frown upon.

      1. psycheskinner profile image79
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I would argue that anyone who stereotypes religious or non-religious groups (e.g. as "smug") makes an error of a similar magnitude.

        1. Jason Marovich profile image87
          Jason Marovichposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Interesting.  I suppose you feel that way about Christians and Muslims being judged as a group, too?

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        jenuboukaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well said Jason.  I find this a lot here, and it is sad.  I have had to hold my bitter tongue and keep quiet to not lower myself to their sad state of reality, or lack of.

  11. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 5 years ago

    lol Adolf Hitler,an atheist? not surprised  at this type of assumption.

 
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