Are you also getting bored about all those religious and atheist related questions?
It looks like hub pages is getting overwhelmed by questions about religion - or lack of it.
Problem is you can not really have a discussion here on hubpages, maybe for the best. So the argument stays with one liners. A yes and no game which in the end becomes a bore.
I understand that people are posting these questions to get responses, as much as possible!!!
But is that not a silly goal in the end.
Shouldn't we be just a bit more honest and ask questions we really like an opinion about or answer, instead of asking questions and not caring about the answers.
I would say, "Yes." If we are going to ask religious questions, then we should be interested in hearing the answer, unless the answer is sarcastic hate speech. I have posted a number of religious questions simply because I didn't know the answer---For example, "Why do Catholics believe Mary had only one child? My goal was to learn and get some feedback---which I did. But as you know, we have a few people on here who are retired, bored or angry, and who have nothing better to do than post questions for no apparent reason, other than to denigrate Christians and Republicans. They're the one's who claim any answer is "rude" unless it supports their mindset. Frankly, that is boring---like a broken record. Generally, I do not answer their questions. It's a lost cause and a waste of time since, as you pointed out, they have no interest in the answer.
I was a little surprised there are so many. Some people seem interested in better understanding people who don't share their own views. I think that is very admirable. Some seem to enjoy provoking discord and stirring the pot, or maybe as you say they are trying to maximize the responses. I am a little tired of that. It isn't very creative as it has been done to death. I like your question and your leopard picture too!
I was surprised too, but apparently it is a big thing in America. I think there are more intriguing questions that can be asked then. Does God exist. Or questions that really ask for solutions like : my cat sneezes all the time, what can I do.
I am often surprised by how many of them there are, considering HubPages, as a website, is not really focused on the topic. I assume its popular here, and in similar forums, because it's easier to discuss these kinds of taboo subjects behind a computer, than it is in person. How does that adage go? When in polite company, you don't discuss politics or religion? Considering how closely we hold these beliefs, we have to discuss them somewhere. Honestly, even though a lot of questions are repeats, I think it's good there is discussion at all. It doesn't really lead to solutions, but at least it's not so taboo that people can't voice their opinions.
I get annoyed because I give an honest answer to the best of my knowledge. Then I get knocked down because the asker may not have the same beliefs as I do. I more or less stopped answering the questions except for once in a while. I think that Hub Pages should revamp the questions and answers and eliminate all the categories that are not related to Hub Pages.
Yes to get knocked out of the comments is not polite. Either shows it intelligence. No matter what your difference in opinion may be it should not be censored. Unless it is extremely racist or sexist.
Yeah it is fine to agree to disagree. I could understand if somebody makes a rude comment or racist.
You have a good point Peter. Many of these Q&As don't meet the Hub Page requirement for a Q&A but moderation seems whimsical. However, it's like television or the radio, if you are not interested in the subject simply change the channel, or ignore the Q&A. I think you'd agree that's better than censorship. "Overwhelmed?" hard to be overwhelmed when you have a choice to ignore. Seems to me if you are bored you are choosing to be bored .... move on. The topics come and go in spurts anyway. Right now maybe it's religion, later it will be politics or sexual preference, the beat goes on.
One thing I find really annoying is why people, who seem to be actually looking for an answer to a question and not just trying to stir the pot (which some might say you are doing with this Q&A, but so what), don't just Google their question and get answers from experts.
I do agree though, the one liners back and forth become narcissistic, like when will they stop? Even if interesting at first soon the email notifications from the same two over and over become like heads up notices "nothin new to see over here"
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