Why is there so much Atheism vs. Non-Atheism discussion/topics on here?
Lately I'm seeing a lot of cruel to downright disgusting discussion regarding the topic of belief versus non-belief and I don't get it. Why can't we just respect each other without attacking ones beliefs.
I appreciate your appeal of truth and peace , and it would be a wonderful thing if everyone would be considerate another's feelings instead of attacking verbally.
Some people may believe different but they are gifted in many ways we may not know. God loves them as much as he loves us.
Hot topic really. All there is to it.
Usually anyway, there was a recent stir up on certain hubs which led to this and that. Now there's questions based on the topics at hand at the time.
There is quite a lot of low key discussion you might say - simply because the topic is so controversial. Some come with an established agenda of abuse and wind up strategy, others want to try and tease and outwit, still others, a minority, are genuinely interested in solid debate.
In amongst all the ranting, abuse and weird opinion you do find nuggets of wisdom, experience and rational/scientific thought! Honestly. It's from these more considered, philosophical pieces that decent debate can be taken forward. Of course, atheists are never going to agree with believers and vice versa but that doesn't mean there isn't room for patient discussion, historical considerations and personal experiences.
Long may the debate continue - without the mud slinging!
You're definitely not the first person to notice this. Even the question, about why there is so much debate, is about as common as the debate itself. I honestly don't know why HubPages has become the staging ground for religious debate, but overall I think it's a good thing. As someone who frequently participates in those discussions, I have to admit that I enjoy bringing something so taboo into the light.
In person, it's never appropriate to discuss religion, yet both sides hold their beliefs very close to the chest. So there is an opposing desire to get it out. The internet has proven a good venue since it provides relative anonymity for people too shy or polite to express their opinions. Does it really make a difference? Probably not. But having this outlet, I think, is good.
You ask, "why cant we respect each other without attacking ones beliefs?" Really? At one time people believed that the Earth was flat. Someone had to attack that belief in order to promote an eventual change. It sounds like you just want people to ignore this same type of ignorance, that has been impeding progress for centuries.
You speak some truth here , I always look for it in all comments I read.
True people thought the earth to be flat , but bible readers would have known different. Notice, Isa 40:22 There is One who dwells above the circle of the earth,
I'd like to think we've become more sophisticated and intelligent in the way we handle opposing opinions. Clearly that's not always the case. If people want to get their point across by attacking others then fine, but I'll take the peaceful route.
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