Should writers experience religious bias when people rate articles based on religion beliefs?
Recently, I have written three artlicles in HP that tackles a few hard, religious topics; and I have noticed some serious fluctuations with JUST these types of hubs. This is my latest one: http://hub.me/akagx - it has been fluctuating from a 90 to 75 and every number in between (currently at 78). Do you think it is possible for people who have passionate opinions surrounding religion - either 'for' or 'against' - to objectively rate articles about religion?
Nope! Religion and religious topics are such subjective subject matters that objectivity about them shouldn't be expected. Even you the writer, when you are writing either "for" or "against," it is based on subjective facts. So, to expect objectivity in the rating of it would be asking for too much.
Probably pretty close. I think our staff here is liberal leaning atheistic. Not completely but it sure looks like it from my perspective. But they tolerate me so who is complaining?
I heartily disagree when the rating decides where my hubs sit in the order of things. When I read a hub, I judge it on the writing and content - and how that is coming across to people; not on whether I agree with it. 75-90 is a big difference.
There's the old saying never get between people's gods or their genes, both are as personal as it can get and they'll kill to protect both.
That said, many people have trouble being independent when reviewing content about any religion, just as some can't be unbiased about politics.
If it were possible, religious content should be reviewed by a mixed group so you don't get a bunch of atheists or Muslims voting down Christian content and Christians group-voting down an article on a major atheist like Christopher Hitchens or Ayan Hirsi Ali.
A diverse review makes it less biased, as well as ensures you don't have in-group reviews all giving a thumbs up / rubber stamp to the religious content.
by Mark Johann 4 years ago
Faith is something to believe in not based on experiment but on experiences that cannot be explained in science. Science is the intrinsic, concrete, literal and obvious observation proven in various ways of explanation.Are you skeptical about this?
by Mariko Lewis-Davis 6 years ago
What religion are you and why?I've been doing research and it seems the more research I do, the more questions I have.....
by kknde 4 years ago
Why religion have so big influence in people behavior?About impact of religion in day to day life.. And why is this happening? Is something people want or they are taught to want this.
by lizzieBoo 7 years ago
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind, " according to Einstein. The new fundamentalist secularism, as lead by the likes of Hitchens, Dawkins and and Hawking, is "intellectually disappointing," according to Johnathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi in London,...
by Jay C OBrien 2 years ago
Arjuna (Hindu) fought and killed his family at the direction of his God, Krishna.Joshua (Jewish, Christian) killed the women and children of Canaan at the direction of his God, Yahweh. Is it ever OK to fight or kill based on your religious principles?
by Eric Dockett 12 months ago
This is getting silly. The last few Hubs I updated had all links to other Hubs snipped, even though these links were (a) on the same topic (b) helpful to the reader and (c) pointing to the same niche site. I really try to understand why Amazon links are removed, and I get why links to other sites...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|