I find it interesting that HubPages gave an award for most religious Hubber, yet not for most realistic Hubber. I have noticed that HubPages has an extraordinary number of religious fanatics writing about the miracles of their man-created god. Yet anyone writing with a down-to-earth rooted logic is immediately declared evil, unethical and intentionally malicious by the same religious Hubbers who viciously and maliciously attack the realist who writes from the heart and with his or her feet on the ground. I am not taking offense to an award being given to people who have grown up believing in false tales and preach answers based in no fact. I see it as just another fiction award. But, writing should sometimes be a thing that challenges the mind of the reader to think. Religious writing does not challenge people to think for themselves; it demands them to believe the claims of the writer or face the wrath of the writer's make-believe god. HubPages can give an award to whomever they choose and they can decide the rules and categorical awards as they choose. It is their Blog. But, in fairness, should not reality be given an award as well? It is more difficult these days to write creatively about reality than to write about the popular religious fairy tales. The religious fear reality and so they attack an argument made therefore. But there are many undecided. There are many looking for different ideas. Answers and thought arguments made with logic and fact. I think there is a lot to be learned from those of us who try to enlighten others with what is real in the world; our attempt to turn on lights in a world of darkness that many of the fearful hide within. Should not we receive some recognition? At the very least, you would be encouraging more such writing and if so you would find much more interesting articles and conversations than articles that demand the reader praise Jesus.
For the record, I voted for Mark Knowles for that award...
You might do better in getting your voice heard on this matter, if you didn't attack not only the HP staff, for creating the category, but also those who do have faith in something. I understand your point of view, and I respect it, but in order to be respected, it is best if you respect others, as well. You clearly don't.
I hope it wont seem combative if I agree with this point of view... I did find the whole "reality" thing to be very insulting, but I think the word "humanism" to be simply pov oriented and not a pointed remark at those who don't share the same pov.
I totally agree. Why attack somebody because he believes and you don't.
You are probably right and this post seems to exalt your frustration or disappointment. However, just try to ignore things like this that often do not make sense, seem unfair or totally chosen at random, much like a popularity contest.
Just keep doing what you do best and forget irrelevant topics or contests like this one.
I do not give it a second thought and although it would have been nice to be recognized for the photography award it makes no difference to me and I congratulate who ever won it so let the feathers fall where they will.
Venting is sometimes good and it helps but please, does this contest really matter that much?
I'd be willing to vote for a humanism category, but not for a "reality" one.
I like that, relache.
I don't see an issue with the 'most religious' or 'most political' categories because they are very active forums. I don't think HP is in any way highlighting religion over realistic or logical thought. The awards are a fun thing to get the community involved, not to be taken so seriously.
There are much less religious hubs now than there used to be. It got to the point where I suggested the site be called Jesuspages. It is not writing to copy scripture straight out of the Bible, over and over. If the person learned something profound from that scripture, that's a hub. If it changed their attitude on an issue, that's a hub. But straight copying from the Bible? No way. If it wasn't about religion nobody else would be allowed to do it!
I just read your last hub. Voted up and interesting. Sorry you have to go but it is understood and probably best for you. I often enjoyed your Q&As because they were thought-provoking as I answered a few myself. I may not agree with all of your points of view but you did add a level-headed controversial spice to the site. I hope you find a site or blog that works better for your brand. Peace and blessings to you. By the way, funny thing, I voted for you for most religious hubber but I think I put in "RealityTalk."
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