Religion on Hubpages

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  1. superwags profile image77
    superwagsposted 7 years ago

    As someone from the UK - and Western Europe generally - I barely know anybody who would describe themselves as religious or even with the vaguest sense of a belief in god.

    I am therefore amazed by the sheer number of religious posts on here and the polarised views shared and I suspect this may be a reflection on the numbers of our American cousins on here. This goes to both ends of the spectrum;

    a) the real nutty devil dodgers who seem to want to talk about nothing else but how god is great and convert atheists and

    b) the hardcore atheists who wish to try to get them to denounce god altogether

    I would describe my view as generally ignostic; with not just a disbelief of god, but not really of the opinion that it's really that important, and certainly not expecting anyone to have a default position on theism.

    Am I alone in this?

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    jomineposted 7 years ago

    I don't think you will be alone there. I started to say against theists, only after they made life in society difficult and only after they started to stuff their nonsense down my throat!

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      just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Jomine, people can only attempt to stuff something down your throat if you stand still and open your mouth wide. Just say no. smile

      Wags. It is the nature of our society in America to enjoy a spirited discussion. I guess we're simply an argumentative bunch. smile

      1. Joy56 profile image76
        Joy56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        yeah just keep moving along, that way you dont need to listen, well said.

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          just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          No. I am a firm believer in listening. But it has to go both ways; otherwise why would you stand there?

          1. Joy56 profile image76
            Joy56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            ah a con ersation, i thought that was a thing of the past

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              just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              lol man, I hope not. I would have sworn I'd had a few. Maybe I am delusional, like a few people keep telling me. smile

              1. Joy56 profile image76
                Joy56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                so many people just want to do all the talking, and no listening........   you must be special

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                  just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  No. Not special. I do recognize my ignorance, so I assume if I listen I might learn something. I have too big of a mouth to stand by quietly in the process. smile

              2. Cagsil profile image82
                Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Don't count that option out, just yet Just. tongue

                1. Joy56 profile image76
                  Joy56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  are you going to put that tongue back in your mouth ugh........

                  1. Cagsil profile image82
                    Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Hey Joy, why put it back in my mouth, when it doesn't come out completely to begin with. Besides, most of the time when it is out, it has better applications for using. wink I'm not going to get into what those applications are, but I let you use your imagination. tongue

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                  just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  lol I bow to the possibility of all things cags.

                  1. Joy56 profile image76
                    Joy56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    bowing also

                  2. Cagsil profile image82
                    Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Possibility of all things? Just make sure the things you do bow to are possible to begin with and not impossible. wink

  3. Joy56 profile image76
    Joy56posted 7 years ago

    Well obviously you are not alone, it is amazing how anti religious England actually is now,  Here in Ireland, most believe in god, and the many Africans around love to read their bible.

    I am English and love god, and the bible, but as you say probably unusual, each to his own.  There are worse things in life than having a faith, or indeed not having one, i suppose,

  4. Mikeydoes profile image77
    Mikeydoesposted 7 years ago

    You fail to realize 1 thing. These threads that I personally avoid about religion, only have a select number of people.

    The majority of hubbers don't post, especially in those forums. Many of these "nuts" you are talking about are just extremely passionate about their religion.

    The hardcore atheists, a lot of them just don't know how to deal with the over-religious.

    Both of these groups are not a huge number of the actual hubbers at hubpages...

    After being on both sides of the spectrum, I've begun to realize it doesn't matter as long as you are happy. If they want to get worked up, they can go ahead.

  5. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I'm guessing there's a higher number of American Hubbers than UK Hubbers, so even a small percentage of American Hubbers who are vocal "religious-speaker-uppers"  will color the picture.  Heck - I live in the US, and I think HubPages' forums make HubPages look like a religious organization.  lol

    From where I see the US on this, it seems pretty much like you've described how it is for you.  It can depend on what circles people hang out in, and it can sometimes depend on the region in the US.  The only outwardly religious people I've run into in the last 3 years have been here on HubPages.  Some Americans go to church.  Some don't.  Some believe.  Some don't.  Of course, how Americans who live in "The Bible Belt" may view America - that's different, I'm guessing.

  6. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    My gran always told me to stop sticking my tongue out cause I would catch flies with it, and my gran was a wise lady wink

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Apparently filled with plenty of false wisdom. tongue

    2. Joy56 profile image76
      Joy56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Kirsten nice to see ya

 
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