Why is there so much Atheism vs. Non-Atheism discussion/topics on here?

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  1. Chriswillman90 profile image96
    Chriswillman90posted 3 years ago

    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.

  2. Kiss andTales profile image77
    Kiss andTalesposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. Chriswillman90 profile image96
      Chriswillman90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It would be nice if we cared about others as much as people believe in God caring about us, but alas I know it's not possible. There are moments in humanity where everything comes together but many times it's downright ugly.

  3. Link10103 profile image74
    Link10103posted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. Chriswillman90 profile image96
      Chriswillman90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I was fine with all of the religious and philosophical discussions but a particular hub that was clearly about a personal attack was going overboard. You can talk about the concept of religion/beliefs but why make it so personal.

  4. chef-de-jour profile image96
    chef-de-jourposted 3 years ago

    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!

    1. Chriswillman90 profile image96
      Chriswillman90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I'm all for an organized, rational discussion but lately the personal attacks are detrimental to this site's community and respectful nature. There was even a hub made about a personal attack, which felt so childish to me.

  5. M. T. Dremer profile image91
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. Chriswillman90 profile image96
      Chriswillman90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It's the visceral nature of some of these debates that I don't care for, but I'm not against people wanting to tackle taboo subjects. We wouldn't progress and learn from our mistakes if such topics were avoided.

  6. getitrite profile image79
    getitriteposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. Kiss andTales profile image77
      Kiss andTalesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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,

    2. Chriswillman90 profile image96
      Chriswillman90posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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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