There is a clear divide between people who are religious and those who are not. Many discussions are started, not just on HubPages, but everywhere else as well, where religion is brought into an argument or conversation. For most people their beliefs are solid and they either believe in a God or do not. It is hard to tell a person they are wrong or right when discussion religion and for that it brings up the question on whether people should actually discuss religion since it is almost impossible to change someones mind on that particular subject. What do you think about it?
The only place I discuss religion is on the net. It is rare here (where I am from) for religion to be discussed as in depth as it is on the net. Apart from missionaries who we rarely see, discussions are left within the walls of the churches of whatever faith. It is never even enquired into when you first meet a person. It rarely if ever comes up in conversation even in the most devout.
I am not sure whether or not we are different to other countries?
Perhaps, where there is love what faith you belong to does not matter?
The problem is mostly with the religious folk who are unable to see past themselves long enough to tell the difference between truth and ego truth.
Yes, the internet is about the only place I have conversations on religion. I don't see anything wrong with having a conversation about it, but it's pretty taboo here; probably for the reasons you gave.
I don't see conversations on the subject as attempts to change anyone's mind, but to share ideas. And that is a good thing. Imo.
I absolutely love to discuss religion, for exactly the reason you mention. My preference is to do so in person. People are much more responsive to facial expression and body language during face to face conversations, and in some ways, folks who a part of your every day 'physical' life may know you and be way more familiar than your internet friends (or new acquaintances) with what kind of actions you take in life that line up with what you SAY you believe.
I agree with Cags, to a point, in that EGO driven attitudes by all conversation participants, regardless of belief or lack thereof, is what turns an open minded exchange of ideas into a knock-down/drag-out FIGHT that winds up bloody and concerned only with whose arm gets held up at the end of the match.
Sad, but true.
I don't discuss religion with my friends because they are very young and close minded and don't know why they believe what they believe. But I'll talk about religion with my boyfriend, parents, sisters, teachers, professors and my friends who are a little smarter. And of course, people on the net.
Hell I'll debate anyone when it comes to religion. I don't go out of my way to do it or anything, but I won't tip-toe around it.
by Justin R. Anthony 5 years ago
I normally pay no attention to religious discussions. Partially because people tend to loose their minds when the "R" word is mentioned. However, due to recent attention from the media on religious people who make fools of themselves by way of ridiculously over zealous beliefs that make...
by Cat 7 years ago
Does announcing your religious affiliation affect your Hub traffic?Does airing our religious beliefs turn people away if it is different from their own?I am afraid to get into any religious conversations because I don't want to be excluded from any side. I want to hear and participate in...
by Wayne Tully 8 years ago
Why is Religion such a most discussed topic?...because it is boring to discuss really
by Lizam1 8 years ago
How can we build positive dialogue between different faith groups?How can those of us outside organized religion help build healthy dialogue between the different groups? I would like to think that God as we understand him or her would like his or her children to play nicely together rather...
by pisean282311 10 years ago
Is it possible to have open minded debate on religion..god or not god..Christ or Muhammad or Buddha..is it possible that every one puts his/her point of view and people can discuss without ridiculing , attacking or defending their own beliefs..or being human emotional attachment is inevitable?
by TahoeDoc 9 years ago
Can you really change God's mind? If yes, then what does that say about God? If not, then why do it? And why ask others to pray for you or for someone who is perceived to be in need of prayer? I have asked this question to many religious people because I've never understood the purpose of things...
Copyright © 2020 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|