Why Do Answers To Religious Questions Receive Many Down Votes?
Aren’t Christians reading from the same script? Do Christians try to outdo each other?
It's a good thing that you can't see who is voting for and voting against; at the same time it is bad while it won't let us know what kind of a person will come up with negative votes.
Religions won't ever let people think in same way, even if those people are in same religion and were taught of same ways.
Karl Marx once said: ´´Religion is the opium of people.´´ There isn´t another ´´thing´´ such as religion that can arouse so many opinions and discussions. People really differ in their opinions when it comes to religious topics. What is normal for one person is offensive for another. I try to keep my opinion to myself or discuss it only with the people for whom I know will understand me.
Well, it isn't just religious answers. Often, it's insulting religious answers. If I see something that religious, that's fine! Many people have very beautiful personal religious posts, answers, advice, so on. Others get mean about their comments, snide, biggoted. Religious posts I find unreasonably disrespectful (not just religious posts, really) or mean I tend to downvote. But that's just me.
Also: Not everyone that reads answers to religious questions is Christian, in response to "aren't Christians reading from the same script." On that note: It's the same production with different interpretations. A lot of intra-Christian relations can get as nasty as some atheist-Christian conflicts I've seen. There was a Protestant-Catholic clash somewhere on here once, and from the backbiting, all of them should have been ashamed of themselves as self-proclaimed people of God.
People rarely agree with each other. Downvoting something is a way of expressing disagreement with it, and the button is there whether it was a snide attack or a well-written and kind opinion.
There are different denominations because these denominations are limited. Baptists believe certain things, pentacostals believe another, catholics are just messed up, but mostly people who say they are christian, are not. God says love the lord thy god with all thy heart, soul and mind. This is 100%, yep, the way is indeed narrow. So many do not find this way and become once again children of wrath, frustrated, ignorant and opinionated, seeking to justify themselves in a world they have created, which is full of guilt. Catholicism has done a fairly good job at brainwashing believers with their pagan doctrines too. Most of my hubs are anti catholic doctrine which denominationalism has just adopted without checking it out.
Gods way is 100% prayer, neither the flesh nor the human spirit wants to do this, its difficult, but not impossible. So loving god is always out of reach without God doing the work in us and this job, He does, comes through our earnest desire that He change us and help us to pray, help us to love; because no person can force themselves into heaven, nor are their own works sufficiently good enough to produce admission to heaven. Therefore God can't bless these self-willed individuals with all revelation and spiritual knowledge because they simply aren't following the correct procedure. God is all about principles. If you do this I will do that. We must act first, be humble - you can tell the people in hubpages who are not humble lol, anyway, so until people get real with god and lose this life, even hate the things of this world and forsake all, pick up their cross and follow jesus with all their heart soul and mind the doctrines of christ will be muddled because he hides the truth from those who are not worthy. Did he not speak to the jews in parables? and when a worthy one comes along, generally the unsaved always ask the question: Is this not the carpenters son? and proceed to throw stones.
When someone asks a question and I quote scripture only even with no opinion, I get voted down. Either people don't accept scripture or they do. When you vote it down, you are voting down scripture not me.
Also once you have disagreed with someone on the forums or on their hubs they hold this against you and vote down everything you write. It's childish really.
This answer applies not only to christians, but to all religions.
Out of our fears we continue to hang on to that what we were told to be "the truth".
Because we identify ourselves so strongly with these concepts, we feel threatened when others have another viewpoint.
Out of that fear we think we are being attacked ourselves, and therefore we think we have to defend ourselves.
One of the acts which may occur as a result of this process is giving others a down vote.
religious answers are always subjective and religion is something that people feel emotional amount. therefore, they will receive a response quickly and more often than questions that are related to other topics.
Religion is something most people feel passionately about (whether for or against), so it's probably natural that they would also want to express a vehement disagreement.
But when you ask are Christians reading from the same script - well, no, they're not. Not even close. There is an almost mind-boggling variety of doctrine and dogma between the various Christian sects, and most of them insist that their particular brand of Christianity is the only 'true' way. It's not just a Christian failing by a long shot, but far too many religious people demand absolute freedom and acceptance of their personal beliefs while refusing to extend the same tolerance to others.
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