Should Hubpages be a social platform for people to express ugly and/or unverified content?
This Hub just came up in my feed; and I am livid over it - not because this person has an opinion like this about Atheists (heck I'm not even an atheist - agnostic maybe); but because it is just a mean rant done by an obviously conservative Christian; even going so far as to call Atheists 'idiots' for believing in "Science".
Not only is it mean, but it has absolutely no credible basis. I really think this is yet another reason why Hubpages gets dinged as being a 'content farm'. So what if it is a content farm if it is a GOOD ONE?!
What do you think? Should 'just anything' be in here?
I think you should flag hubs. Name calling isn't allowed here and a moderator will check it and take it off.
Being upset is fine.
If it's a stupid, dumb or poor Hub, most people will recognize it as such - why are you getting so worked up over it? Create your own Hub to counter it.
And just remember: You are in a free country and criticizing Christianity is okay. If you were in many other parts of the world, like in the Middle East or Pakistan etc., and criticized Islam, your life would be in danger.
Heck, you would be torn down in the US for criticizing Islam.
Google 'Bangladesh atheist bloggers' if you want some perspective.
I just read that Hub! Freedom of speech means freedom for the good discourse and the bad, otherwise it's no freedom at all. We still have the right to respond. dissuade, offer a counter point of view. To dissect and reinsert facts. So that's what I did and that's what I do if I care enough
I can understand your annoyance about this hub.
Hubpages isn't supposed to be a blog type site, and if I have the hub you speak of, it's more suited to a blog, where veracity and credibility isn't completely necessary (and in some cases, I'm sure it would actually be a hindrance!).
However, anyone who reads it can make their own opinion - anyone who would agree with this hub (if it's the one I think it is) would already share the opinions of this hubber, and those who don't quite share the opinions, would like be swayed by the comments on to the side of crediblity. Then you have those, who are actually atheists, who have commented and those people have rebuffed every single one of the assertions made by this person, in the comments.
This particular hub, the author seems to be angry with Atheists, and has based the entire hub on a false assumption - that atheists are angry with God (err...terribly hard, and waste of energy to be angry with something you don't believe exists!). I feel a wee bit sorry for them...kind of.
I have controversial subjects that I deal with on HP; and I have a blog surrounding those subjects where the stuff that is inappropriate for an article on HP is in those blogs. This article was insulting not informative. There is a huge difference.
Yeah, I'm in agreeance with that, though I'm long past being offended, I just feel sorry for their ignorance. I too have controversial hubs, but no blog yet...thanks for the best answer!
Where do you start drawing the line, and who decides to draw the line? If they had singled out an individual person, perhaps that would be cause for pause. But as you know, everyone's entitled to their opinions. People are also entitled to disagree with them and comment on their hubs about what they don't agree with. Are you sure it's not just an alarmist hub or even satire? Even if it's serious, what harm does it do? Those who agree will still agree, and those who don't agree still won't agree. I don't see how someone's opinion should be censored while yours is allowed free reign. Unless it threatens harm to someone, I don't really see the issue. The reason for writing is to get people to think. It seems that this individual did just that..
Read the article. This hub considered to be hate speech. To denigrate a group of people because of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, and creed is hate pure and simple. The author is routinely attacking atheists throughout the hub. Instead of presenting a logical, analytical hub as to why people are atheists, the author went into a personal rant against atheism.
Yes, different synopsis and viewpoints should be written about. However, the different synopsis and viewpoints should be impartial and analytical in nature. Personal rants are not the hallmarks of a professional nor credible writer.
Exactly and well said.
Here is a link to the article in question: http://vationsays.hubpages.com/hub/8-Re … ristianity
When I saw that hub,I was totally nonplussed.When I see unusual hubs(in a negative sense), I share it with the purpose of showing others to show how partial some people can be. Usually such people awaken to their fallacious beliefs and evolve.....
Again, that kind of stuff does not belong in HP because it makes us all look like bad, fanatical writers. I mean, even the grammar/spelling is bad; and this is why we have a bad online rep. These peeps evolving in this lifetime is wishful thinking
I would also like to add... I have been one of the biggest supporters of all the Hubpage changes that are supposed to increase writing standards on this site (such as the new editing, etc.) even if *I* wouldn't do things the way they do it.
Hubpages... so very very MANY things like this could be avoided in here IF you would approve/disapprove/edit articles before they are published. WHY ELSE do you have that 'this Hub is not yet published' time in there? Start utilizing it; and so much of this stuff gets solved.
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