are some people on here so into god they even scare away believers?
i've noticed a couple of folks that almost spam this site with their beliefs in god, does it scare people or help them?
You cannot scare away a believer as we are united in brotherhood and sisterhood. Some people fear that they will be punished for not being steadfast and our God knows we make human mistakes In a society such as ours we need all the help we can get. However we were given freedom of choice and the ultimate decision rests with the individual..
You know I think a little of both. However, there's nothing more scary than a fanatical point of few. I think the best approach is take in the information you're comfortable with and leave the rest on the side line. Our own beliefs are important as an individual, but sometimes over expressing them has the very opposite effect on others. I was always told as a child that not everything good is great and not everything that's bad is rotten. Works for me!
Over zealous dogmatic religious believers drive away regular folks who are looking for answers in an open discussion forum.
Opinionated & arrogant posts and comments that profess static beliefs on shaky grounds are from newbies of a cult that are unable to question dogma without risk of losing belief. Therefore - open discussion is not tolarated and are considered TROLLS by opened minded folks who want an honest discourse.
If being uncomfortable around people who have totally opposite ideas/beliefs than yourself - then why would a person like that expouse repeatedly thier dogma on a question and answer forum? I believe it's because an unexamined paradigm is like a sand castle and these people are still seeking a more stable base of beliefs with repetition - a sort of self- induced hypnotism.
I dont think it scares people because on here you can just avoid the places like the forums where they get fanatical and even rude and personal. I dont see much of it because I stay clear of them. I think they are crazy people that do need something else in their lives, maybe a goal in life to work towards and before you all shoot me down in flames this is just my opinon and no harm intended
Probably, it does seem a tad fanatical at times, especially when words like smite, doom, devil and god are written a lot, and in caps locks.
Other symptoms appear to be NPPS -No paragraph or punctuation syndrome. When it's as though if these 1000 words were being said aloud to you, it would be said in about 3 minutes flat without a single breath being taken
Having said that a few people suffer that regardless of religious devotion.
I imagine a few people to back away from hubpages slowly with their hands held up
That's interesting that you bring that up, I have just been noticing how loads of questions on atheism have actually been coming up more recently.
In addition to which, I've also noticed that rather than people actually making an attempt to answer the questions which are being asked about God related things (which you don't have to agree or believe something to just answer a question), they are actually responding with criticisms of people.
I'm sure many of these answers have valid points, but they don't answer the question...which kind of misses the point of the 'Answers' section of the site...
In direct response to the question posed here, I haven't noticed many 'fanatics' on this site specifically, though maybe I haven't been around long enough. I think it's possible for some people expressing strong views may put off people who don't share in similar beliefs.
It's a sign of insecurity when someone is spamming the answers section with their beliefs. I've seen it many times. Now with hubs, hey, go all out if you want to; that's not spam.
I am a devout Christian and I will tell you that your question is a very good quetion.
I have been here for more than two years and I will tell you that there has been times I have thought hard about my chosen belief. This was caused by the actions of other so called Christians.
Many of them preach and write about God's words however they also preach and teach the wrong or false doctrine.
The write public hate hubs on those that do not believe the way they believe,
Even though I have Christian hubs published right now I honestly think that Hub Pages should make the rules on religious activity and postings a lot more stricter.
Thanks for posting such a real question nightwork4
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