Delete The Religion Thread

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  1. profile image46
    RealityCheck2010posted 8 years ago

    Atheist vs. Christian, Muslim vs. Christian, Lakers vs. the Rams, seriously, what is all the fuss about?  I think they ought to just delete the religion forum as all people do is fight on here like cats and dogs.

    1. profile image44
      The Paulposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You don't like religious arguments.  So you want out of your way to wade into the middle of a religious argument to complain about religious arguments.

      Even here, you're not going to be able to trick anyone into thinking you're clever.

      To put that in context... we got folks here who when someone says, "There's going to be a storm at some point in the future," they think that demonstrates the power of prophecy.

    2. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe you should check your reality!
      Something wrong there.

      1. profile image46
        RealityCheck2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Never claimed to be completely in reality dear!  Just a screenname, and I always thought it was a cool expression smile.  I just think all the arguments about religion are boring.

        1. Jerami profile image70
          Jeramiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

             Then why caint ya turn away from it?

          1. Mikel G Roberts profile image78
            Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Perhaps what should be changed is the central posts...

            Instead of having all threads just posted being sent to the centrlized area containing all thread posts, they should only be sent to a centralized posting of that topic area...

            That way someone in the forum of 'science' would only see posted threads in the 'science' forum... and the threads posted in the extreme makeover section/forum would only be seen there.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image96
              Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              That's kind of how it used to be.  It's only since the change of format in the front page of the forums that all this trouble has started.

              I'd really like to see the "latest posts" section split in two, just like the forums themselves - so you'd see "latest posts" for all the Hub related threads, then a separate "latest posts" for the By Topic threads.

        2. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          So you want them deleted ?
          and what about freedom?
          Who are you ?

        3. profile image0
          cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          i've never understood people who want something banned or deleted just because they "are sick of" or "bored to tears with" it.

          just don't read it. i mean, is it really going to kill you to see those forums in the list, even?

          the best way to move through worlds you don't like is either to adapt to them or stay away from them instead of expecting them to change for YOU.

          1. AdsenseStrategies profile image77
            AdsenseStrategiesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            It's about time you posted a real picture of yourself as your avatar tongue

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              cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              haha my first unreal one! smile

              1. AdsenseStrategies profile image77
                AdsenseStrategiesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                One day I am going to confess that I really *am* the current Governor of California, posting on this thing... just not yet...

    3. AdsenseStrategies profile image77
      AdsenseStrategiesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What is a Laker roll

    4. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Now now.
      That would be discrimination.

      Unless of course they deleted the atheist forum and the sex-talk forum and the political forum and any/all forums that could be deemed offensive.

      Heck, why not just delete the whole discussion forum, period?!
      That'd take care of all the arguments! wink

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Gamergirl has actually said that and she is the one who asked for it.

    1. profile image46
      RealityCheck2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      She is a smart girl!

  3. profile image0
    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    really?

    hmm

    and you only joined 83 minutes ago too.

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Battle of the sockpuppets, round one

  5. Jerami profile image70
    Jeramiposted 8 years ago

    I often wonder how many people would be left on here if all of the sock puppets were suddenly RAPTURED up to meet the Lord?
    Or went to the other place?  lol

    1. profile image0
      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile lol

      1. Jerami profile image70
        Jeramiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I caint wait,  Heaven on HP

    2. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ...or if all the religious nuts suddenly came to their senses!

      1. Jerami profile image70
        Jeramiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

           Even if that were to happen,  I wonder how many sock puppets there are compared to People?

        1. Jane@CM profile image58
          Jane@CMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I would hope there are more people, but I think there are more puppets and people really really like to feed the puppets lol If they only knew, puppets can't eat.

  6. profile image0
    A Texanposted 8 years ago

    Ahh, Jesus!  Oh, sorry.

  7. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    12

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image78
      Mikel G Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/laughing/rolling.gif

    2. Jerami profile image70
      Jeramiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is about what I figured

    3. Jane@CM profile image58
      Jane@CMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      And they are all disciples lol

  8. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    No, leave them on. They are a source of amusement between hubs and other online work. smile

  9. profile image46
    RealityCheck2010posted 8 years ago

    Why are people so serious here?  Really it was just a suggestion. I don't expect the site to follow my wishes, it was just an observation.  I actually left Beliefnet because I got tired of reading that type of thing!  No need to jump down someone's throat just because they have a different idea about things smile.

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Delete the religion threads.

      that more than an idea is like an order.
      and no one is jumping at your throat.
      As I said before, check your reality
      lol

      1. profile image46
        RealityCheck2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        If I were realistic I would not be hanging out on an internet forum.  No one who does is really in touch with "reality," and who defines reality anyhow?

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Is that supposed to be smart ? hmm

          Don't you know how to define reality? Really ?

          No. I think you don't, if you say that hanging  out on internet it's not realistic.

          Check again what reality means. Google it !
          lol

          1. profile image46
            RealityCheck2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            The Internet is called "virtual reality" for a reason.  You seem really hostile and angry about something, and I really have no problems with you.  Why are you so mad at me smile.

            1. tantrum profile image60
              tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              lol
              I'm not mad !
              Check your reality !
              lol

        2. PB_Smith profile image60
          PB_Smithposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Everyone defines reality. We all exist for the most part in what is known as a "consensus reality". We all agree that a certain wavelength of light is blue and another one is red, for example. We all make these agreements everyday otherwise it would not be possible to co-exist in the manner in which we do.

          Part of growing and learning in infancy is sorting out what things, experiences, states of conciousness and phenomena are excepted parts of this consensual reality. That consensus can and does change over time and through discovery.

  10. profile image0
    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    personally i don't find Governor Schwarzawhatshisname attractive in the slightest. too beefy yikes

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      He's less beefy these days...more poppin' fresh doughy

      1. profile image0
        cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        big_smile

        some of the cutest Poppin' Fresh cartoons are from Off The Mark. i can't post any here but they are great!

        1. profile image46
          RealityCheck2010posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Why can't you post them here?  I want to see sad

    2. AdsenseStrategies profile image77
      AdsenseStrategiesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey wait, was that really your back? How the hell did you take that pic... are you a contortionist (a guy's gotta hope roll)

      1. profile image0
        cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        oh wait, i forgot, i used a Juliet avatar for a day or so. no i'm not a contortionist, but that's ok - i'm fully poseable


        oh, RC, i can't post Poppin' Fresh here because the cartoonist forbids it. you can visit his site though and just type 'poppin fresh' in its search box.

  11. aware profile image66
    awareposted 8 years ago

    hay7 tant

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hey ! How R U ? smile

  12. aware profile image66
    awareposted 8 years ago

    good ty see my new pic ?lol

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      you look great !! tongue

  13. aware profile image66
    awareposted 8 years ago

    this aint virtual . its real

  14. profile image46
    RealityCheck2010posted 8 years ago

    Chat rooms are virtual reality because people get highly worked up about things written in here, but in reality this is all small stuff.  People get upset over nothing, and start fights with people who have no wish to argue.  If you cannot touch me, it is not 100% reality!

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Again!
      Check your reality!

      Or don't tell me you're under age ! yikes


      lol

    2. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Please define what you call reality and how are you checking it? smile

  15. profile image0
    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    no it wouldn't. people actually follow people to their hubs.

    it's crazy!

    1. profile image0
      Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yeah, that's true.
      I had a woman argue religion with me on one of my hubs, while posting a link to HER hub in my comment section......

  16. drej2522 profile image83
    drej2522posted 8 years ago

    people are crazy...in general. smile

  17. profile image0
    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    weird huh?

  18. profile image46
    RealityCheck2010posted 8 years ago

    No not weird, what is weird is people have no respect for differing opinions here.  Once again I said several times I am not going to alter your site, I do not own it you know smile.  The personal attack stuff is kind of weird because I did not call any of you names, but you are all jumping in to flay me alive.  Anyway, no worries, I would never venture into your precious religion thread.  When I was a kid I learned to say to people well I do not agree, but I respect your opinion.  It is really as simple as that LOL.

    1. profile image0
      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "flay"? really?

      sorry...i thought you were someone's sock puppet. since you seem so sincere i will give you the benefit of the doubt. sorry about that. sooo welcome to HubPages! big_smile

  19. profile image46
    RealityCheck2010posted 8 years ago

    Well sincerely it is just my opinion.  Saw some ugly stuff go down on beliefnet before I left that site.  Thanks for the nice message cossette smile.

  20. drej2522 profile image83
    drej2522posted 8 years ago

    Reality ~ People tend to argue faster than they will ever agree. I think it is just human nature. And sad to say, it is very easy for people to 'hide behind their words' or hide behind text...to say things they wouldn't say face to face. I think that's why people do it (and in an odd, sick way...enjoy it!)

    hmm

    1. profile image0
      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      really? never heard of that place. there's ugly all over the worldwide web, actually. this place is pretty nice in comparison.






      i am pretty candid i think, and freely express myself here and in real life, and i don't think i am any different. the people who 'hide behind their words' are the ones who swear at people and threaten them, IMO. as far as people tending to argue faster, if someone pokes me, i ignore them, and i do that in real life too.

  21. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    I agree though because of the religion thread no one goes on other forums and TALK nicely to one another. All it is is forums about religion with people fighting. It's annoying in my opinion. I start a forum just to talk and hardly ANYONE goes on there to just talk nicely. roll

  22. melpor profile image90
    melporposted 8 years ago

    I was always told to avoid talking about three things when in engaged in a conversation with someone: religion, politics and money. Keep those thoughts on  those three subjects to yourself and everyone will get along just fine.

    1. drej2522 profile image83
      drej2522posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      the Big three...ehh, I tend to crash into them head-on when meeting someone. My theory on that is...if you can get through THAT conversation, then you can talk about anything. And if you can't talk about everything, then why the hell would I want to talk to you in the first place? smile

    2. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Then you don't have much to talk about, because each of those is related to everything in life we know? So, you don't talk much is what you're saying? If so, thanks for your input. smile

  23. melpor profile image90
    melporposted 8 years ago

    These are the three subjects that lead to arguments in the first place. These are sensitive subjects to the vast majority of people in the world. You see this happening all the time.

    1. drej2522 profile image83
      drej2522posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, I agree with you 100 percent...people are sensitive about those particular topics and it does start arguments. I think it is ridiculous but true.

      I disagree with avoiding the topics altogether. I'm not going to bypass a topic because people are sensitive about it. (shrugs) If that's the case, should we really talk about anything? I'm sure there are other topics people are more sensitive about. So, how do we know what to talk about?...Heck, lets just do hand gestures, smile and be on our merry way!

      So, noooo...I disagree here. I respect and understand your outlook on it, but I'm firmly against it.

  24. profile image0
    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    The religion forum world be just fine as long as the rest of you knuckleheads learn to behave!

    1. Misha profile image70
      Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Knock-knock lol

    2. wyanjen profile image82
      wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol

  25. wyanjen profile image82
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    This isn't meant to be rude

    If you want to avoid discussing religion, avoid the forums in the "Religion and Beliefs" category.
    There is no reason to delete it. Just don't go there. smile

    1. profile image0
      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Whats wrong with you! We want a reason to fight as much as the weaker sex wants us to stop!

      1. profile image0
        sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Just teasing!big_smile

        1. wyanjen profile image82
          wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I know big_smile big_smile

      2. wyanjen profile image82
        wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-violent080.gif

        1. profile image0
          sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          That was great!:LOL

  26. Daniel Carter profile image73
    Daniel Carterposted 8 years ago

    Actually, I think it's healthy to talk about politics, religion and money. The problem to me is the territorialism, and the ever-present potential that such conversations will somehow threaten a person's beliefs or values system. If we could get past those egotistical things, there are some very poignant and relevant thoughts on all these subjects in the forums.

    1. wyanjen profile image82
      wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree completely.
      There are quite a few forums started by folks who want to shout an opinion without discussing it.

      But, I've seen many forums where the OP has requested that folks be respectful, no trolls, no hijacking. And people respect that. smile

  27. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    To assess deletion of the religion thread is absurd. The forums are a place for open conversations. If you do not like the thread or it's tone, then leave or say something?

    You have two choices you can participate or not. The choice is left up to you.

    You have thousands of other choices when it comes to threads, and you can even make a thread yourself.

    Just a thought? smile

    1. Milla Mahno profile image70
      Milla Mahnoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Isn't discussing a sock puppet troll bait an absurd, too? wink

      1. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's an assumption that shouldn't be made, until proof can be obtained.

        Calling people sockpuppet or anything else, other than what their screenname is is out of the question.

        The word "troll" shouldn't be used, to label other people's actions. Some people speak up when they feel like it and some are just extremely rude, when they do speak up.

        Sometimes, the religious threads can and do have good conversations going on in them, but then two others hijack the thread in using insanity to confuse the discussion. The thread starts moving faster and it gets more difficult to follow along.

        These people are damaging the good use the forums can be used for, which is civilized discussions. Insults in and of themselves are subjective to oneself's bias. If you think you've been insulted, get over it and move on. They are only written words on a computer screen.

        It reminds me of the one thing my parents taught me- stick and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

        If you get insulted or feel insulted, re-evaluate yourself. Words do NO harm. They are just letters? When spoken- just sound? smile

        Just a thought? smile

        1. TLMinut profile image60
          TLMinutposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          For an hour or so a couple of days ago, I actually wondered if there is power in words, literal power in literal words. Of course, it's the intention and attitude behind the words that actually matters. Words CAN hurt, emotions count, but we have to remember to always act, not react.

          My granddaughter did something mean to her brother, my first inclination was to okay it for him to be mean back. Ridiculous. That's not him, HE'S not a mean child and all that would teach is revenge and to act according to others' actions instead of his own true self.

        2. profile image0
          Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I think I hear an echo echo echo of something.

          I do. I do.

          It's Obama saying "Don't tell me words don't matter!"
          To him, they don't....as long as it's not words directed toward HIM....

          1. earnestshub profile image88
            earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            How did your hate for your President get to be relative? lol

  28. melpor profile image90
    melporposted 8 years ago

    You are absolutely right. People sometimes see these topics as something they own or it is a private matter that should not be discussed with someone else.

    1. drej2522 profile image83
      drej2522posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      hmmm, you sound like my mother. And believe me, that is a compliment. I love her dearly, but it's a total 'old school' way of thinking. If someone wants to 'spill out' their private matters, then why is that wrong? To harbor your feelings and keep such matters to yourself because you're afraid of how it may offend others is...chaotic.

      They are only personal matters because 'you' make them personal matters.

  29. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    1) If you don't like it, and it's not breaking any rules, avoid it.

    2) Sockpuppets suck.

    1. wyanjen profile image82
      wyanjenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      suckpuppets

  30. Milla Mahno profile image70
    Milla Mahnoposted 8 years ago

    Maaaan, you are boring LOL. It's clearly a sock puppet, and me being insulted by this? They need to put up way more effort to insult me lol

    1. drej2522 profile image83
      drej2522posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      haha, Milla, on the boring bit... smile

  31. profile image46
    RealityCheck2010posted 8 years ago

    Sorry everyone is so mad about my suggestion.  I sure won't happen again smile.

  32. Eaglekiwi profile image78
    Eaglekiwiposted 8 years ago

    .....Yea and  delete the Political thread cuz Obama's the man smile lol

 
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