Hubpage religion based questions preahing or asking?
Do you think their are too many religious based questions on hubpages that are intended to preach as opposed to actually asking a question?
The are some that are just preaching. I answered a question the other day where the question was asking if the bible was 100% true what it would mean for me. The asker left the question up for 1 day then left comments preaching his beliefs to those who didn't believe what he did and closed the question so no one could comment back. To me that implied he didn't want answers he just wanted to push his beliefs on others. As an atheist I ask a lot of questions to better understand the Christian views because I am married to a Christian. I may not agree with all the answers I get but I respect most of them because I learn from them. Are there too many? Depends on who you ask. I enjoy seeing how people who believe in one God have so many different views on that god.
Thanks Peeples! The question you are referring to was actually the tipping point for me to ask this question! I honestly don't mind if people want to preach but their are different forums for that out in there that don't have to dominate hubpages
I have to admit Peter, that I wish there were less attempts to preach here on the Hub. I am a Christian and I wish that people would realize you cannot drag someone kicking and screaming to become a believer. It simply does not work like that.
Good question. BTW - are we going to get more Dad Cooks recipes? Love that series.
I was nearly too afraid to answer this question (if you criticise any religious comments here I have noticed a huge down voting follows) and the fact that I was even afraid of approaching the topic has made me realise that there is a large religious undertone to hubpages right now.
I love the fact that people can express and discuss their own beliefs but I do believe some hubbers take it too far and I feel the hubpages atmosphere is changing a little too much in the preaching direction rather than healthy discussion. It is getting to the stage where I would consider leaving if it continued. I would like to feel I was part of a site that represented all people of all beliefs (or no beliefs). Right now, it is very biased and it makes me a little uncomfortable.
Yes. I am now tending to avoid religious questions.
I find that often if I answer truthfullywith my own opinions I get either flamed or voted down so much that my answers disappear.
Having this happen so often makes me tired of crafting thoughtful answers.Being a Quaker myself and not a "Born again Christian" I find that many of the questions that appear to be opinion based are merely questions aimed at pressing some of the less understanding members of society into aggressive preaching.
I have written a number of hubs which are challenging to Christianity. I have only been here for two months and this is the kind of writing I did on my blog. I met with a lot of resistance, but that has nearly disappeared even though some of my new hubs challenge the validity of Christianity. I love discussing theological issues and keep a cool head. Reason rules and that is my approach. Arrogance is the pitfall of atheists here and opposition to reason is the weakness of the Christians. Those are generalizations of course. I enjoy the place we have here to discuss whatever we want. If I don't care for something, it disappears very easily. Thanks for the question Peter Leeper.
I think that some bad apples are ruining other people's experience here. I also think it goes both ways. I have seen religious people being particularly nasty to the non religious and I've seen non theists being rude to believers. Like one of the other commenters here, I generally avoid religious (and political) topics like the plague. I want my hubs to succeed on my merit, not voted down because of my beliefs. Because of that, I sometimes feel that I do not have a voice here.
There are too many, IMO. The solution isn't to attack them, nor to ask Hub to regulate them, but to stay away from those threads. In a sense, all chat posts, including Hub questions, are trolls. If the launch poster doesn't get enough responses to satisfy him, he'll post on a different topic. You can call that a democratic way of handling it, or a libertarian one. I think it's both, there being a lot of overlap between the two. It's the best way, though, whatever you call it.
I wonder how many of those who pertain to know 'get their knowing from.' Of course we tend to believe, especially when very young, things told to us by authoritan figures such as parents, sunday school teachers and ministers of religion. But where do they get their beliefs from? Other people who,though a bit older, were just like them...getting their beliefs from people who have beliefs that were handed down to them by other believers, ad infinitum.
I like the maxim (is that the word?) said to have been spoken by Siddartha Gautama, the Buddha. "Do not believe what you are told by me or others: find the truth for yourself." or words to that effect. Test the truth for yourself.
If we are coming from our own real experience, then we are certainly qualified to tell what we know. If it's simply beliefs we've picked up, we need to be more discrimminating.
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