Why are there so many religious threads?

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  1. Bard of Ely profile image81
    Bard of Elyposted 14 years ago

    I was just looking at the titles of the threads for the forums and was immediately struck by the large number of religious topics, many of which have God in the title. I am just wondering why there are so many religious posts here at present?

    It makes hubpages look as if it is full of religious people.

    1. TrinaLynne profile image71
      TrinaLynneposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Everyone has opinions and ideas about different things. Be it religious, political or just the hangout, what does it matter. Isn't it the oint of having forums in the first place.

    2. RKHenry profile image65
      RKHenryposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Bard didn't you get the memo about Hubpages being a new religious cult.  "GOD" is used exclusively by all Gold level members.  "Jesus Christ" is for the Silver level and Bronze is for all the "devils" in the mix. 

      Oh wait, that's AFF I'm thinking about.  My bad.wink

    3. usmanali81 profile image60
      usmanali81posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Because people found that religion is not the enemy rather the real venom is in the Pagan Doctrines of Freemasons like HUMANISM, MATERIALISM and ATHEISM. Also they found that ISLAM is the ultimate and final way of life for the whole of mankind.

      1. earnestshub profile image81
        earnestshubposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        It is because a couple of religious fanatics start them.

        1. usmanali81 profile image60
          usmanali81posted 14 years agoin reply to this

          What about Humanist and Materialist fanatics ???

    4. Andrew0208 profile image57
      Andrew0208posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Including non religious people. Quite interesting.

  2. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 14 years ago

    Guess what you just made another one ha ha.....

      We are all god's children, maybe we are all looking for daddy, hope that is not disrespectful

    1. Everyday Miracles profile image87
      Everyday Miraclesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I think that is beautifully said, Brenda smile

      1. chukra G profile image61
        chukra Gposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        YES IT IS

  3. scheinandras profile image59
    scheinandrasposted 14 years ago

    I see your point and I cannot answer your question. I'm not religious but some of those questions making me think. God was always a mistery even for non-believers as well:)

  4. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 14 years ago

    You've heard of "Those who can, do; those who can't, teach"?  Maybe it's a matter of "Those who are are, ,and those who aren't preach."

    1. darkside profile image68
      darksideposted 14 years agoin reply to this


  5. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 14 years ago

    Three cheers for that one..... My mum always used to use that phrase, it has just clicked what it means.......

  6. Jewels profile image83
    Jewelsposted 14 years ago

    I think the debates never get beyond who's belief is right and so the topics can't evolve into more meatier subjects - like experiences of states of consciousness and their relationship to the human experience and feelings of bliss (only achieved by drugs otherwise.)

    Maybe if there was a church section where each preacher could have a chance of being head priest for a day, that may help appease some.

    Then there is the thought that the threads are only started because of brownie points to getting to heaven.

    Then again, maybe people just like to argue. Debate is healthy, what else is there to do?

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    fierycjposted 14 years ago

    In answer to the title question. Cos there're so many religions to begin with.

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image75
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    I notice a lot of the questions and answers are also religious topics. Maybe HubPages is on some sort of list for the religious.

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 14 years ago

    It does seem strange doesn't it.... maybe the trend will turn to something else soon..... hope it is not food, I am on one of those silly diets where I can only have shakes and water, as I have to lose a lot quickly, before I can have an operation... I never realised how many adverts there were on t.v. for food.....Even more than religious threads in here...

  10. Bard of Ely profile image81
    Bard of Elyposted 14 years ago

    It just seemed that lately the forums have had far more religious discussion than I had seen here before.

  11. dipless profile image67
    diplessposted 14 years ago

    one word "madness"

  12. profile image0
    pgrundyposted 14 years ago

    I think it's gotten worse in recent weeks. I also think the new forum format makes it look like that because it defaults to the most active threads--the old format showed each category on the default page so even though some of those threads weren't very active, the topics looked more balanced.

    I visit the forums less frequently than I used to because I'm kinda sick of all the religion fights. It just usually isn't any fun.

    1. Bard of Ely profile image81
      Bard of Elyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I think you are right, Pam! Although I am a spiritual person I had very little interest in the religion forum but now when I click on "Forums" I get to see a whole lot of religious topics. It doesn't answer why they are the most active though!

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image73
        Maddie Ruudposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I think religion is something a large number of people feel very strongly about, one way or another, and feel comfortable being militant about in a very public way.  There's also a lot of controversy--people coming down hard on both sides--which keeps those threads alive.

  13. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 14 years ago

    I'm the opposite.  I always stayed away from the religion forum, but recently I've become kind of amazed enough by the goings on that I'm finding it a little more interesting.  I know I won't keep returning to it for long, though.

    1. chukra G profile image61
      chukra Gposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      TILL there is a source of attraction you will be visiting here often smile

      1. Mark Knowles profile image57
        Mark Knowlesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Unless there meny false profets lying r.

        1. chukra G profile image61
          chukra Gposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          that is the attraction that been attached to

          1. Mark Knowles profile image57
            Mark Knowlesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

            thinking no riate?

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    \Brenda Scullyposted 14 years ago

    On forums you read where you would not generally listen maybe, I think the religion thing has been a bit over kill but I have enjoyed them all the same...

  15. Lady_E profile image65
    Lady_Eposted 14 years ago

    Its a very touchy topic close to many people's hearts.

  16. nyliram profile image58
    nyliramposted 14 years ago

    I was reading this and thinking exactly what Brenda had written, Why create them, I suppose to many they are humourous, as they get the dander up, of many, including the Islamic people.. I think criticising someone elses beliefs is as low as one can actually go, personally.
    No one forces you to present yourself to Prayer at a Temple, to sing Halleluhah, etc. It is everyones fiundamental right and I know as I write this I will be criticised.
    My Answer is in short, People vent on them.

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    sandra rinckposted 14 years ago

    I think the overwhelming number of religious threads lately is prolly coming from what is going on in the world right now.

    I guess when an American president starts to use religion as a means then you really can't help but wonder what is going on.

    I chalk it up to curiosity.  big_smile

  18. blondepoet profile image65
    blondepoetposted 14 years ago

    Yes what is going on in this establishment, my word, anyone would think we have a religious cult going on here.....oh how scandulous!!!!
    Now children may we all flick to Revelations 100:32 today I am going to discuss snakes also known as serpents....

    1. JonTutor profile image61
      JonTutorposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Is that pic really yours? You are waaaaaaay tooooo hoooooot.

      1. blondepoet profile image65
        blondepoetposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Woo hooo thankyou, yes it is really me,...what about you?....are you a hotty? May I say this thread here has turned out rather nicely ROFL

        1. JonTutor profile image61
          JonTutorposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          WOW!! Cool. Nice to meet ya. Yes I am a hotty...... at least that's what I would like to think. Do most of the folks have there own pics here for profile?

          1. blondepoet profile image65
            blondepoetposted 14 years agoin reply to this

            Oh this gets better all the time. A lot of people here have cartoon or avatars like you, then there is a group who have their own pic, then there are some Hubbers who are really men posing as attractive women LMAO, I think most normal pics are the actual Hubber. I remember there is a thread I started here asking people to show their real pic, it was fun...Now what did you say your number was? smile

            1. JonTutor profile image61
              JonTutorposted 14 years agoin reply to this

              WOW!!! You are faaaaaast tooo..LOL. My GF's gonna kill me now.... enough flirting for the day. Gotta run now... I work PT as  a Pizza delivery guy. Well that profile pic is of me training.. of course long shot...LOL

              1. blondepoet profile image65
                blondepoetposted 14 years agoin reply to this

                LMAO well I believe in no beating around the bush. Cya again smile

  19. JonTutor profile image61
    JonTutorposted 14 years ago

    I finally gotta go now....You have a wonderful attitude to go along  with that pretty face of yours. Cya.

  20. blondepoet profile image65
    blondepoetposted 14 years ago

    Thanks Jon I try lol

  21. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 14 years ago

    is this romance carried on somewhere it was getting sooooo interesting...

    1. JonTutor profile image61
      JonTutorposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      @Brenda R u also a hot babe? It sure was gr8 talking to blondie...Been a lil busy....I finished my exams today....Now gotta write a few articles here.

  22. Pete Maida profile image59
    Pete Maidaposted 14 years ago

    Religion has its own category because it is what people want to talk about.  For or against it is a great topic to fire up emotions.

  23. someonewhoknows profile image72
    someonewhoknowsposted 14 years ago

    Materalism and humanism are not the same A person can be inhumane and still be materialistic.Someone who claims to be religious can also be materialistic.Being an atheist does not neccessarily make you a materialist.You can be a humanist and be an Atheist,deist,or theist for that matter.

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    Blackngoldbananaposted 14 years ago

    My theory is that religion is a "hot topic"...and most of your "real life" friends are sick of hearing about you expounding on your beliefs, whether they be pro-God or Atheistic, so you have to come here to vent.  That's not a bad thing, its one of the things that the internet is good for.  Writing, in general, helps all of us solidify our beliefs and feelings.  Above all, people want to be heard.

  25. yoshi97 profile image56
    yoshi97posted 14 years ago

    Any topic that divides people's beliefs will always be a hot topic. That's why politics and religion are so popular and they always fly high up the flagpole.

    As human beings we constantly seek cliques we can fit into (and yes, non-conformists have their own clique - the non-conformist clique that says how everyone else wants to conform). Once we become a member of a clique we fight for its beliefs. Some fight passionately, while others nod their heads in silence. We each struggle for our belief (our culture) to win out over the others.

    And then ... there are a few oddballs (like myself) who chose to walk around and make sense of everything rather than just accept it. Non-conformists are those who point at others and fault them for falling in-line with the thoughts of others, whereas myself, I try to consider each person's argument and point out the logic - or faults - I see, not from an emotional perspective, but from a scientific and/or logical one.

    As an example, I will debate how man couldn't have come first as dinosaurs obviously preceded his existence, but I won't say there is no God, as it's something I simply can't prove. I will also point out hypocrisy where I see it.

    At times, some might think my efforts are to wag the dog's tail, but in true intent I like to make people think about their beliefs and to understand them better. I don't want to convert anyone to my belief system, as I'm not all that certain I have one - I just go with what feels right and proven. However, if I can help one person consider their position and feel stronger about it - or make them question its validity - then I feel I have done something to keep that person questing to become something more than what they are today.

    The biggest thing I hate is stagnation of thought ... where things are accepted without question. We have the right to say 'What if?' and to answer ourselves with something new we never considered the day before, and I believe many people share the same view ... they just aren't aware of it. And that's why the hot debates occur ... with everyone trying to figure out this thing called 'life'. smile


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