Besides serving as a stage for airing personal prejudice and bias, has the religion forum contributed anything to the improvement and quality of writing in Hubpages?
Nope! That's why I rarely entertain them anymore. Serious inquiries I answer via email but the forums are not the place for religious discussion. Religious forums are where the fiends, both physical and spirit, reside and lie in wait for those who are sincere and honest. Gee - it kinda works like politics!
The "fiends" would be people like me who recognise that religion is bollocks!
"Where two or three persons are gathered in my name, there I am in their midst." Anywhere, that is, so long as it is done for His glory, the message will not return empty nor will it be futile.
Hmmmmmmm....well about a year ago there was some interesting discourse in the religion forum....
Don't know much about the new group of religious Hubber's here as I've only just reacquainted myself with the boards...
It's entertaining at least!
We had a short period when we had a discussion going where not one religious nut intervened with goddunnut, but it never got to be a discussion.
That's a shame. I remember there were two or three Christians here last year (wish I could remember their names!! So bad with names!) who we were having very interesting discussions with. Mark was involved, Sandy, Misha and a bunch of others.
There has always been some mudslinging but I remember the one thread went on forever with people actually 'discussing' for and against their belief systems rather than simply letting it degenerate into personal attacks and obstinate circular logic nightmares.
Of course this all happened not long after the religion forum was created. I even remember everyone asking for a religion forum so we could have cross cultural discussions!
It's definitely deteriorated, prolly due to sharp HP popularity growth last year.
But referendum?! LOL, thanks god HP is NOT a government entity
Although what a sad commentary on human existence if the religion forum had to be shut down because people couldn't learn to get along and discuss things in a civilized manner.
'Heated debates' can exist without mudslinging and personal vendettas. Passionate opposition to a topic doesn't have to lead to name calling. Intellectual arguments can stay intellectual.
Either people have thinner skins, sharper tongues or we've too closely confused our belief systems with our own sense of self worth. (And I include all Atheist, Theist, Scientific philosophies etc etc under the umbrella of 'belief systems').
I don't know which it is.....but there's definitely something going on..
by Barefootfae 6 years ago
This seems to be an issue. There is a forum beating Christians over the head so I decided why not be fair?
by Glen 8 years ago
The world will never know peace. How can it? People are too busy enjoying hating each other.
by Kiz 9 years ago
Thanks to some great feedback from Hubpages members, this category is now open. Due to the personal nature of the topic, I'd like to bring some points to your attention while this section is still new:As with the rest of the forums, please keep the forum rules in mind.Please show respect to...
by fierycj 9 years ago
Its just like the topic says. I'm kind of a rookie in this whole Hub thing. So far, I like the Religion forum, but there's a lot of people you just wanna smack in the head. If you're non-religious, then what in the hell are you doing in a religion forum, for heaven's sake? Can someone pls answer...
by Alan 4 years ago
There are several forums going on right now on the topic of religion, belief in god, etc.With all the intense and often heated discussions going on in this Hub, I'm wondering about the importance of the forum as a meeting place for lonely people. I am one of these, although some of you...
by PrettyPanther 8 years ago
I am new here so it's possible this has been suggested before. How about a debate forum, separate from the other forums, where contentious topics can be debated? So, if people wanted to discuss, say, a philosophical topic in the Religion forum and someone jumped in and started debating,...
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