I see so many of you guys bicker in this forum over religion that quite frankly, it's nuts. I mean, we're supposed to be a site of writers, but we act like babies just because someone chooses to believe in god or doesn't. seriously, when will it end? is this how you people react when somebody doesn't agree with you? or if someone has a different view point that could potentially threaten yours? seriously, in all these religious forums, NOBODY ever wins a debate as neither side is willing to at least LISTEN to the other. if your not even willing to do that, then why even debate? Just to reconfirm your own beliefs? Or to slander those that contradict yours? Quite frankly, it's a joke and it's an embarassment that you people act like children over this topic. Enough.
I totally agree. Used to visit these form for sometime and comment there too but never used to force my opinion there. But as time progressed I saw these form turning into battle field instead of a place where people discuss philosophies of different believe and faith. I stopped visiting these form henceforth.
And it would be interesting to see how people react here. I hope people do not start fighting here too on the pretext "How dare you question our right to fight!"
since religious forums are still getting others banned, i figured i'd bump this up in an effort to get my message out there again.
You can lead a horse to water.
Walk away. It won't drink.
Quite frankly, this would have to be just about the most sensible post I've ever seen on these forums.
I think the poster is one among us; not an outsider
Please read your original post; how do you think you are different than the other posters? Please
oh that. well for one, that post was written back way before i even started to participate in religious forums.
second of all, i never said i was different from other posters. your the only person who claimed i made such a statement or even that i implied it, which i did not.
thirdly, i don't recall ever arguing with anyone in religious forums or attacking anyone's point of view on those forums.
finally, if your referring to the fact that i opened up a few religious forums recently myself, my only rationality for that is for fun. you see, i watch a lot of movies that sometimes bring up interesting ideologies about religion itself, so i'll just ask forum questions for fun to see what everyone else says. it's really not that much different from when i used to ask nothing but sex related forum questions, when i first arrived here.
however, there are some forum questions that do seem outright offensive and there are people who seem to use religious forums for a way to reaffirm their own beliefs and attack others that don't. Something I have never once done on any of the forums, as i respect other people's opinions. the only time i get mad is if the person makes insinuations about my intelligence just for having a different opinion. other than that, i could care less what a person believes. it doesn't concern me anyway. we'll all find out if there's a god or not once we're all dead anyway. anyone that says different is selling something.
It is OK; I don't mind; we are just discussing things; sometimes we do make mistakes; it is but human
Let a man overcome anger by love, let him overcome evil by good; let him overcome the greedy by liberality, the liar by truth! Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.
I don't understand it either. Why argue about things that you believe in, isn't believing enough? The other side argues that God does not exist, so why debate the absence of something? I'm sure the answer to that is "those Christians shouldn't be allowed to spread their hate unchecked!" The Christians side "those atheists need to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior!" In the end its just stupid.
I see very little hate and name calling from christians, but I get a lot of I'm childish, foolish, ignorant and a lot more from the non-believers, I can get along with anyone, even the ones that believe differently, we should be able to discuss with each other without the belittling
I for one do not often join the debate however if I feel that someone is being unjustly attacked or falsely accused of something I will point that out. Personally I do not care what anyone else believes as it has no bearing on what I believe. I do care when people say mean and nasty things to people that I respect.
But its ok to say mean and nasty things to people you don't respect? I don't think mean and nasty things should be said to anyone.
You would be very hard put to find someone that I do not respect but you are correct I worded my response poorly. I do not think it is ever good to be mean and nasty or at least almost never. Some people just don't hear what you are saying until it disintegrates to mean and nasty.
I was pretty sure you didn't mean it the way it sounded.
Good for you !
Unfortunately for some, I'm the mean kind, sometimes !
Tantrum I can and will battle with the best of them if I feel it is important enough. I am finding though that the older I get the more unimportant some things are.
lol. yeah, but your growing up quite nicely.
Read your last phrase of your poem and you'll get the answer of my post
yeah, i agree with you. i think the main problem is most people only hear what they want, and not everything that was actually said if you catch my drift.
Yes. i believe you do and I have seen you do it. I have much respect for you.
Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion.
You seem to have your fair share of posts in the religion forums.
wow, surprisingly everyone is being civil about this. im glad, as i was worried i get a lot of flak for it.
Yes! if you chose not to read someone's allusion to 'Idiotic' people being the only ones who debate religion
The drama and oversensitivities aren't limited to the religious forums though.
People do get way, way, too personal when dicussing religion. Why??? I don't know. People get MEAN! They exchange personalities all over the place, getting way off the topic at hand.
I don't know why that particular topic, even more than politics or sports, gets people so heated, and so small...
It's uncomfortable for visitors, I do know that. Creating discomfort for visitors is probably a very good reason to get banned. Think of that from the HubPages point of view. They don't want people being chased away by adamant fundamentalists or adamant atheists. Either one.
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