Why do posts in the "Religion" forum become condescending word wars?

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  1. notloc27 profile image61
    notloc27posted 10 years ago

    Why are people so quick to attack others beliefs? This forum is a prime example! Whenever I click on any forum post, it is filled with condescending word wars! It seems like most of us have absolutely no respect for one another on here. I can't speak for everyone, but Christians, aren't we supposed to give a reason for the hope we have WITH GENTLENESS AND RESPECT?

    1. profile image58
      exorterposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      since the meek shall inherit, looks like some of the people here in the hub pages is missing the whole point of trying to follow the word

    2. Beelzedad profile image60
      Beelzedadposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Have you actually read the bible? You'll find it replete with that which is anything but gentle or respectful.

      1. profile image58
        exorterposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        why don't you read the bible with a little understanding,
        and what you are doing in this forum is exactly what this started about

        1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
          schoolgirlforrealposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          ha HA!!

        2. the pink umbrella profile image79
          the pink umbrellaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          then you should have titled it "why dont the non believers just say were right already?"

      2. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
        schoolgirlforrealposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        LOLOL....hmmmmmmm

    3. JulesGerome profile image60
      JulesGeromeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      So, where's the place where people have REAL respect for one another ? No such place.

    4. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      yes, i agree, but I think what often happens is we forget we are Christians and our "animal" or "base" instinct is to DEBATE debate debate, or argue or whatever.

    5. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Because, when people choose to spread their beliefs, they in essence are not spreading things that are known, but are assumed. And, assumptions are the mother of all F**k ups.
      This singular statement is ignorance in the extreme, considering it is in the OP.
      Because, your belief is for you to keep to yourself and do with as you choose. Should you choose to spout it as a truth or fact, is where you would then run into problems.
      Making assumptions and spouting them as truth or fact without any wisdom or evidence is where everything goes wrong. If you find it disrespectful, then I would suggest you evaluate your own actions before assesses other people's actions.
      Exactly, you base your assumption on hope absent of anything else.

  2. Pandoras Box profile image61
    Pandoras Boxposted 10 years ago

    The ridiculous will be ridiculed. That is its proper treatment.

    1. profile image58
      exorterposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      christians will be ridiculed

    2. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      that goes both ways ;-) hahah

  3. Diane Inside profile image83
    Diane Insideposted 10 years ago

    because those who aren't Christians seem to gravitate toward religous forums, for what reason one can only guess, I'll keep my guess to myself, but then provocation happens.  Then once it does it just snowballs out of control.

    The better question is, if you are a non-religous person why are you in forums related to religion at all?

    1. Beelzedad profile image60
      Beelzedadposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Could be the same reason why many believers often are members in science forums. wink

      1. profile image58
        exorterposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        non believers want to attempt to show wisdom

        1. Beelzedad profile image60
          Beelzedadposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          What reason would they do that? It isn't really wisdom that is required here. smile

      2. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
        schoolgirlforrealposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        hey! I never go into science forums and tell people that evolution is against religion.......or the big bang is a friggin lie!! so there!!!! why ARE you here?

    2. Shadesbreath profile image79
      Shadesbreathposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Several reasons, really.  The first is that comments in the religious forums, like all the forums, appear on my forum activity, so those comments are, in essence, part of my HP world.

      Another, and perhaps one of the most critical, is that religion is DEFINITELY part of my real world.  Whether it is religious people flying planes into buildings or just knocking on my door wanting to show me how naive I am, religion is part of life that I can't escape no matter how much I would like to. 

      Religion gets behind political causes that I feel are horrifically unjust, primitive and hateful, denying rights to people and causing misery and suffering.  Religion gets behind causes to reduce freedom and to dictate how others should live, regardless of the religion or non-religion of those others. That is the sort of thing that I pay attention to.

      In addition, some of the things some religions say are funny, but sometimes in a dangerous and backwards moving way, that many feel push society and culture back towards dark ages and grim times.  So, whether it's just some absurd comment about dinosaurs on an ark or something worse, well, the non-religious have an interest and a stake. 

      Hopefully this answers your question to some degree.

      1. Pandoras Box profile image61
        Pandoras Boxposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Great answer, and very well put.

      2. profile image58
        exorterposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Shadesbreath wants to escape the Christians, so comes here to show wisdom

        1. Jerami profile image61
          Jeramiposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Like a duck in a shooting galery ....   or maybe a galery  on the duck???    I'm sooo confused!

        2. Shadesbreath profile image79
          Shadesbreathposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          I take it critical reading is not your strong suit.

      3. RKHenry profile image65
        RKHenryposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I'm curious why would anyone think that hubpages.com religious forum, would be a good source for finding out these controversial life/religious problems?  It's hubpages.

        As for this non believer, I come into this forum to feel smarter and brighter, after a crappy day.smile

      4. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
        schoolgirlforrealposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        my suggestion to you--move to a communist country and you'll never hear religion AGAIN!!!

        1. Shadesbreath profile image79
          Shadesbreathposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Really, can you name any religion free communist countries?

          1. Cagsil profile image82
            Cagsilposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            I would think it would be quite difficult to find any country anywhere on the planet where there is no religion whatsoever. So, I do agree with you, however, there are 4 billion people on the planet that believe in a god, not necessarily religion itself, so again, it would be quite difficult. lol lol

          2. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
            schoolgirlforrealposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            China doesn't allow bibles

            1. Cagsil profile image82
              Cagsilposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              May not allow bibles, but that doesn't negate a religion. wink

            2. Beelzedad profile image60
              Beelzedadposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              So, even though there are some 4 million Roman Catholics, 10 million Protestants and up to 50 some million Christians, all confirmed from the Chinese Republic census, bibles are not allowed and you'll never hear religion again? Interesting. wink

            3. alternate poet profile image67
              alternate poetposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              This is not correct in any way.  There is no prohibition of bibles in China, I can go to my local book store and buy a copy.  There is a prohibition on importing them, so anyone entering China can bring their own without ANY restriction, but you cannot bring a boxfull.  This is because proselytising is illegal in China, religion is not illegal, just the advertising of it in public - you are allowed to discuss and do what you like with it in your own home.

              There are many churches openly practicing in every city and in some towns without any problem.

              Even in the heated babble of religious forums you should at least check out your information before making such comments.

          3. Flightkeeper profile image69
            Flightkeeperposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Does Cuba still qualify now that the USSR is gone?

            1. Shadesbreath profile image79
              Shadesbreathposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              Count for what, count for being communist or count for how many religions they have permeating their culture? 

              Cuba has tons of Christians, especially Catholics, not to mention various iterations of voodoo and animistic traditions. All of which was still going on tacitly the entire time they were all officially "atheist."

    3. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      AWESOME point!!

  4. Misha profile image68
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Why do posts in the "Religion" forum become condescending word wars?

    Because they are posted by condescending word warmongers?

    1. profile image58
      exorterposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      then why feed the forum?  Duh

  5. donotfear profile image87
    donotfearposted 10 years ago

    I think what the poster is actually talking about is those undeserving, condescending remarks that come in the form of jeering, sneering, & unprovoked.

    What the poster says in regards to 'Gentleness & Respect' is the key. But when this 'gentleness & respect' form is used and a dagger is thrown anyway, that's when it's out of line.

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I point out the obvious...it pisses me off when people ask or say stupid things!!!! (in any forum)LOL

      Has anyone noticed MY comments????Are you afraid to respond?lol

      I said to someone--move to a communist country if you hate Christians like duh?

      I don't get it..........I think people just like to argue smile

      1. alternate poet profile image67
        alternate poetposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        What makes you think that Communist countries do not have christians ?   check you information before posting - as you say "it pisses people off when you say stupid things"

  6. srwnson profile image60
    srwnsonposted 10 years ago

    I have been gone for some time. I've been running a west coast route from Portland Oregon to Blaine Washington up I 15 so I haven't been around in along time. I see much hasn't changed.

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      wars............because u like wars................that's why

      there is hatred toward religion

      and religion tries to stick up for itself or explain

      and it goes from there

      HATRED TOWARDS RELIGION...........................YET YOU CAN'T FIND A COMMUNIST COUNTRY TO LIVE IN

  7. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 10 years ago

    "Why do posts in the "Religion" forum become condescending word wars?"

    It is the same with politics. It just seems to be the nature of our species.

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      finally a truthful answer!

 
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