Rampant Proselytizing

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    WOW! HP forums have definitely hit a new record lately. Even some of the believers are complaining about it.

    Looks like the outright,  self-admitted, street ministers have finally arrived to join the party.

    HP slowly sinks under a sea of bibles...

    http://www.wichita.gov/Includes/Section/Images/Religion.jpg
    Welcome to the new HP!!!

    roll

    1. A Troubled Man profile image61
      A Troubled Manposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Here, maybe a few verses from the Quran would help...

      Qur'an:9:5 "Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war."

      Qur'an:8:39 "Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah."

      Qur'an:9:123 "Fight the unbelievers around you, and let them find harshness in you."

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, I feel much better. lol

    2. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      One of my many New Year's resolutions is to avoid the religion forums.

      Until then however... big_smile big_smile big_smile

  2. janesix profile image60
    janesixposted 6 years ago

    AMEN

    1. Borsia profile image46
      Borsiaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sooooo many word and so little to say!
      Reading some of these I thought coming to a point might wake me up... nope.

  3. MelissaBarrett profile image60
    MelissaBarrettposted 6 years ago

    If it was their mission to convert you would think they would find a place where there was even a microscopic chance of that actually occurring... which leads me to believe that they are

    1.  Masochistic

    -or-

    2. Determined to be as annoying as possible

    -or-

    3. They are atheists in disguise hoping to make even believers throw their hands up and say "bugger religion for a game of soldiers"

    1. thooghun profile image82
      thooghunposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Or they like the sound of their own voice. Figuratively speaking of course.

      1. janesix profile image60
        janesixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        or, an unfortunate mix of mania and Tourette's

        1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
          MelissaBarrettposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Can you have keyboard Tourette's?

          1. Disappearinghead profile image76
            Disappearingheadposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Yes you f@?&ing can. smile

            1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
              MelissaBarrettposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              *evilwickedgrin* Cool!  Now I have an excuse.

    2. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think, just my opinion, that they are really quite unsure and need validation. If they convert (however unlikely) they have found some validation of their beliefs. Note, there are lots of people (I'm also thinking of you here, Melissa) who do not seek validation for your beliefs. You're confident about them, happy with the skin you're in. smile Also, leads to better relationships with athesists etc.

  4. MelissaBarrett profile image60
    MelissaBarrettposted 6 years ago

    I seriously am going to play every sandpit game and reply to every non-religious post in an effort to bury the religious threads.  At least make them go searching and clear the front page of the crap.

  5. LookingForWalden profile image59
    LookingForWaldenposted 6 years ago

    I just joined hp and was wondering if it was really this religous. I'm fortunate to happen upon this thread and stick around.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Warning! big_smile I do believe we now have sock-puppet issues going on big-time here. Respond to them accordingly.

    Just a note:

    I am neutral religion.

    I am against rampant proselytizing.

    May peace eventually reign here once again...big_smile

  7. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I think M and H agree, they just don't know it yet. I could be wrong.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      We do agree, on lots of things. smile

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        As I you. What next?

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
          Hollie Thomasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          We find deep and meaningful ways for opponents to find common ground....or not as the case may be. lol

  8. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    As of this post, they're at it again! big_smile

  9. Seek-n-Find profile image89
    Seek-n-Findposted 6 years ago

    It's a topic nearly everyone has an opinion about--whether they believe one way or another--people are passionate about beliefs and non-beliefs!  I don't believe people should prod and force their views on others, yet on the other hand there are quite a few people out there who are bringing up the topics via way of Hubs, forums, and questions to which responses are therefore given (some responses more respectful than others--for both the "believers" and the "non-believers"). It is a hot topic though--no getting away from that. I just wish it could be a healthy exchange of ideas rather than people attacking and criticizing one another.  Sometimes this happens--many times it does not.  One of my favorite hubbers to read has opposite beliefs than my own but I learn from him and enjoy the discussion.

  10. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Another day-and-a-half of ranting and general messing around, and then I stop. big_smile

 
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