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Why do people that don't believe in God, respond to questions about God?


Don't get me wrong. I respect and appreciate every response, even if they disagree. That is everyone's right. But I usually don't waste time and energy in things that I don't believe in. Sure, I don't believe in Santa and still enjoy the fun of it, but that's all it is. Fun. But some of these questions and comments are serious stuff. It gets heated and many times offensive and angry. Why? For the sake of argument? Trying to change other's beliefs or disbeliefs? Help me understand. Both sides. BE NICE!

 

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    IDONO 3 years ago

    I totally can relate to your last paragraph. I'm as guilty as the next guy. I have no problem when someone's beliefs differ from mine. But when they belittle my beliefs or call them "ignorant", I boil. It's hard clicking off, isn't it? Thanks.


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    IDONO 3 years ago

    Very practical answer,Sid. My conclusion is, paragraph 2, is referring to those that are open minded and 3 is referring to those that are closed minded. Please correct me if my conclusions are incorrect. Thanks.

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    IDONO 3 years ago

    Thanks, Mitch. You mentioned " doctrine", which Is another topic for another question. But are doctrines of a religion truly what people believe or what they are told to believe? I'm not arguing. I'm just trying to understand the passion involved.thx


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    IDONO 3 years ago

    I think the word "topic" that you used is key. It's a topic that has no right or wrong and the beliefs are very personal. Maybe that's part of why people seem so offensive when they are actually being defensive. Thanks for input.

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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Jlpark you say you are agnostic. Are you agnostic Christian or agnostic Atheist?


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    loveofnight 3 years ago

    an interesting take on the question


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    IDONO 3 years ago

    I believe I can understand your response better if you explain your conception of "glorious destiny".

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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Amen! The unbeliever knows there is Something greater, but have no proof/no faith! I wish they would "try Jesus" if only to enjoy the "benefits" promised! Spiritual benefits!

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    IDONO 3 years ago

    All are welcome. I've learned that placing principals before personalities is important. Understanding people's motivations is a big part of that. The only rules on Hubpages are those set by Hubpages. I can't allow or disallow. Nor would I.

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    IDONO 3 years ago

    I believe I addressed this in the question summary. Everyone is welcome, either way. Rights aren't the question. Motivation is the question.


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    IDONO 3 years ago

    It's very difficult, in this topic, to not think, to some degree, that they are directed atme, since my own beliefs are all I have to compare Q&A to. I think that's human nature. There's also a difference between obligation and being compelled.


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    Peeples 3 years ago

    Crazy how calling someone illiterate and uneducated is somehow so much better to you than calling someone unintelligent.


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    IDONO 3 years ago

    I would never ask anyone to not answer, unless they have a pattern of being rude. Who wants their company? I just want to understand what compels them to answer. Understanding creates compatibility. I want to be able to interact with all.

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    IDONO 3 years ago

    So does that mean this whole debate hinges on one's supernatural power has a name and one doesn't?

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    IDONO 3 years ago

    Thanks JT. Now I'm looking for the million dollar answer. Mick S made a good point about athiest questions. I guess I'm trying to make sure my own motivations are in the right place by identifying with others.


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    IDONO 3 years ago

    No one is better than anyone. I agree. It sometimes seems like some people forget that there is an actual person at the other end of their comments. Or they just don't care. Thanks.

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    Maggie Bonham 2 years ago

    I think it is more a dislike of the insistent believers than anything else. It gets incredibly annoying hearing from "true believers" that you are going to an eternal punishment because you don't believe in their god.


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    IDONO 3 years ago

    I'm amazed that someone, in my lifetime, has the ability to know the goings on of the "inner heart" of others. You have to "accept" that there are people that truly don't believe. Acceptence is the way it is; not how you want it to be. Thanks.


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