i disagree. although forums get a bit hectic sometimes. its a good chance to meet other hubbers, and exchange ideas with them. maybe even learn some of their secrets. heck, some of the closest friends i've made in my life, i've met through forums here. i know that sounds sad, but it's the truth. therefore, i don't agree with your idea. plus, how else would people be able to promote their hubs in the hubmob and hub challenges?
where without the salt does the meat spoil,so shall it be unto the earth where in the day that the salt is taken from it,their shall be a fester upon the whole earth such as the world has never known ,and your greatest cities shall be a dung hill,and they shall be places for serpents and scorpions rail not against the spirit of the lord, for your judgement is upon you where their is no escape.shalom
I think they all mean well, KMackey. People can really be passionate about their beliefs and many (not all) feel obligated to share their beliefs. If you truly believe "to each his own" then you have to also allow them to behave the way they want. That includes fighting in this forum.
Now I know you didn't really mean to use the word "gay" in that context and that you must be aware of how offensive that is to a very large segment of the population. The word you were looking for is stupid, right?
Compared to other writer habits we could indulge arguing on the forums is not going to lead us to jail or the cemetary (at least I HOPE not!). Besides, this is (or can be) a great proving ground for being able to articulate an argument and write persuasively. In short, I think these forums serve a useful purpose.
...i try not to take 'most' of it seriously...that's the trick...sometimes i learn sumthin'....like what'd i learn today....god's a woman....and i'm sinnin' when i have sex without being married...that's why it feels so good!
now my brethrens an' sisterns you have me toadally confused since you say the lard is a she...another thread in the religion section asks whether Jesus was a sexual being and someone else told me that JC is the lard.....
If JC is the lard and the lard is g-d and gadd is a she then i would estimate that she is he and he might be having sex....or she might be having sex....now we know that somewhyoutta here is having sex outside of marriage and I'm not...so somewayoutta might be the lard but he ain't a she....i suspect....
This is almost convincing me that this lard guyrl is an hermaphrodite of some sort.....
.....god/gaad/allah is a woman...that's all you have to remember....and me, i'm just me....sometimes i look like a man, but i feelz like a gurrrlll....and i like sex with men, how's that?...and i sin lots!!!!!
hell yea!...'bout the sinnin'...
yea...let's go shoppin'...i need a new pair of leather boots - nice high ones - red would be nice!
Later all...! ....group hug again!...thanks for the laugh! Hope you cheered up there KM!
See, now, that pic is so indicative. I never will understand you ladies - always shopping, but just for rags. You never shop for the fun things (like power tools) or the interesting things (like power tools) or even for the useful things (like power tools). You never even go in a store with power tools!
people need to argue, fight it out, maybe come back as something else. A hub cleanse every now and again is a good thing. Stull left with the good stalwart hubbers, i would miss the forums, my friends hang out there.
I think if we would all respect other's beliefs it would be a much better place. One doesn't have to actually respect the belief but respect the person who holds the belief!!
If everyone, on all sides, would comment without having to use names or say a person has a low IQ for his or her beliefs! I believe we have some very educated folk on both sides of the fence here. I believe adults should be able to carry on debates without acting as thought they're a higher being for their beliefs!
stoke up the fire of insults and let the sparks of ridicule rain upon the heads of the self righteous. A tepid argument is just lame. Light the debate up and find ingenious ways to insult an opposer of your views without swearing at them or questioning their personal habits.
Respect??? You see you've started you're own fire here libby. If someone advocates death by stoning or capital punishment or being pro war how on earth do such views command respect?
Life isn't all I'm ok you're ok sadly and debates will always be fiery as long as either side are at extremes of opinion. And when the logic tank is empty insults are sometimes all you have.
As for the whole low IQ thing I'm sorry but given some of the out there views on religious forums I think the questioning of intellectual capability is a fair one to ask.
I find it interesting that the folk who don't want to get involved in these debates are happy to have come on here and have a moan about them. Why bother?
This is a general response to several people not a personal attack on you libby.
I understand what you are saying! However, I disagree to put every christian in a category with those who are put others down. It is utterly wrong. There are christians who do not bash others unless they are hard pressed into a corner. I, myself, when I first came here was called names and such simply for being a christian. I, understand, there are some who deserve such a bashing...but some christians are peaceful and give respect and would like respect in return!
I do not advocate stoning of anyone or death. And I surely don't think war is peaceful or a good thing!
Just because there are some fanatics doesn't mean all in a group are!
I respect other's religions or beliefs... but as anyone will do if someone lashes out at me for no reason I will return fire because who would back down from a call out?
One thing that really bothers me is if someone starts a thread and asks a question... such as what is your belief about something... and you state your belief because that was the question asked... there will be some that will call you names for saying yes you believe in Jesus or whatever!
I feel like some are biased of all for the sins of some.
Some fanatical religous people are bigots and they attack non believers and the consequence of this is that non believers go on the attack themselves and so it goes....
Being a christian can mean different things to different people. I've always had the belief that you don't have to shout about being a christian, you don't have to go to church to prove you're a christian and you don't have to wear a badge.
A true christian makes no judgments on people based on skin colour, culture, creed, status or other religion. The just accept people for who or what they are and have no desire to change those people.
True christians just do good things and let others praise them.
And really libby if you let those who doubt the whole chrisitianity thing bother you then you need to adopt a more 'so what' attitude. You have your faith others don't share it does it matter?. You can't beat them and they can't beat you.
There's no need to keep quoting the bible as backup for your beliefs if you truly believe in god that's good enough for you. Shouting how you feel from the rooftop will always split opinion.
'Backing down from a call out' that's a whole new world and a bigger hamsters wheel libby.
It doesn't bother me what other's believe! It's their business! I have never judged people for their beliefs. I don't have to agree with someone to respect them.
Oh it doesn't bother me if people doubt my beliefs... for it is my belief not theirs.
I do agree with what you are saying... nobody wins in these forums when it comes to believers and non-believers... it's back and forth until somebody get's tired and leaves! One should never try to force their beliefs on another!
I do disagree a little with part of your post.. I think one should be proud of their beliefs...but with that they shouldn't shove it down other's throats or feel superior for that belief!
Yes, group hug all round is needed. Remember, we are all writers and here for the common cause, aren't we?
Yes, the forums can be nasty, vindictive and a downright curse for the uninitiated. But be brave. Look, read, learn and try your hand at some postings. Personally I love the banter that comes from well thought out questions.
The responses may not always be to your liking but that is what interaction with other people and their individual personalities is all about.
Most of all, try not to take it personally and you'll do fine.
I enjoy the conversations I take part in around here. It is by exanging ideas that we learn. I fear neither ideas or knowledge. An intelligent snippet in the middle of a full blown bashing of the other side still gives me the oppurtunity to learn something. Kind of like panning for gold, you gotta search long and hard to find them nuggets.
Besides if I wanted to be surrounded by people that thought the same way about everything that I do, I would simply join a church. No chance of finding an original thought there now is there? Most are at least 2000 years old.
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