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?
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!
Jomine, people can only attempt to stuff something down your throat if you stand still and open your mouth wide. Just say no.
Wags. It is the nature of our society in America to enjoy a spirited discussion. I guess we're simply an argumentative bunch.
yeah just keep moving along, that way you dont need to listen, well said.
No. I am a firm believer in listening. But it has to go both ways; otherwise why would you stand there?
ah a con ersation, i thought that was a thing of the past
man, I hope not. I would have sworn I'd had a few. Maybe I am delusional, like a few people keep telling me.
so many people just want to do all the talking, and no listening........ you must be special
are you going to put that tongue back in your mouth ugh........
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. I'm not going to get into what those applications are, but I let you use your imagination.
I bow to the possibility of all things cags.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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
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