Can we just ban all religious questions already? I mean i know there is a category and all but we shouldn't encourage people to shove their religion down others throats especially since there are many people of different belief system on this site since people are from many different countries. I think it is horrible and condescending to only think your point of view is right and to not respect others.
I don't think they should be banned but for some reason everyone KNOWS their god (s) are true. When people behave this way they have to believe that everyone else is wrong with their beliefs since different religions have contradictory views. This is what breeds the fighting and condescending attitudes. I'm not saying everyone believes this because some people are open to the possibility of religious pluralism.
It isn't like with science where I can pull data showing the heliocentric model of the universe is true and the geocentric model of the universe is false. You just don't have that standard of evidence with supernatural claims.
People are too high and mighty and holier than thou to just let people believe what they want to believe as long as they aren't hurting anyone.
But I love hearing people's perspectives about things like morality, afterlives, etc. I really think the problems of religion are alleviated whenever it isn't treated as scientific fact, and we can look into each other's beliefs and say "Hmmm, that's an interesting idea." I think it's beautiful for people to think beyond the physical about existential ideas. And I think it's something that should be celebrated.
The problem with religions is that people often take them way too seriously. Placing a literal interpretation of the bible above scientific inquiry is bogus, and actively condemning others for not following "YOUR" belief should be classified as a hate crime. And for the love of GOD (irony intended), get the bible out of politics, off the money, and out of the pledge. It isn't a hatred of Christianity to demand that the white house not be a church.
Get these pieces of garbage out of the way, and religion is something to be pondered, something to inspire scientific ideas, and easily one of the most unique human characteristics.
I agree. Becuse the site is mostly teenagers, you can't have a wortwhile discussion on relgion or race. They get their opinions from their sergeant or CNN and that's that--the discussion just descends into name calling and threats every time.
So let's just rule them out..it would be the sane thing to do. Either that, or have an over 25 section of Gag, but these know nothings would of course just lie their way onto that.
I agree. I have no problem with people following whatever beliefs they want to. But my belief is I don't want to be in any sort of religion. Or follow the word of some god. I don't go running around trying to "save" people or trying to convince others why my way is better than theirs. I don't appreciate it when they do it to me.
Nobody can shove their religion down your throat, don't read them. I thought you liberals liked 'diversity' and 'respecting others views'. Oh ya I forgot you do love those things unless they disagree with your ideas. What about freedom of speech? Oh ya, again I forgot only freedom of speech if they say what you want to hear. Should I go on? I see things that offend me on here 20 times a day but I think they have a right to post them, and they should not be banned. Most of you are hypocrites, but of course 50% of America already knows that, everyone but yourselves. by the way, this is coming from someone you would call a 'conservative' (which you would be wrong cuz Im not).
We have our rights just as much as you have yours if you don't like it then don't look at our questions or even pay them any heed. We don't make you look you make that choice yourself so make the choice to not look were are not forcing you to.
By wanting to ban our questions your doing the very thing you accuse us of doing by shoving your stuff down our throats. And just for the record atheism is considered a religion by quite a bit of people so your questions regarding that would be banned as well.
No it makes for interesting conversations and even though if I don't agree with them it makes me think and learn more about their religion maybe something I didn't know before it will make less ignorant next time.
it's not people's fault that if one religion is true the other can't be true. I'm real Islam not liberal left wing diluted Islam. All shiva and Baal worshipers must repent or be doomed to the pit of fire which is hell right? in the religion of spiritism demonic entities aren't generally believed in either. Taoist philosopher tao himself said that confusions was stupid. so if a person is going to say that thier religion is right as long as they don't say any other religion is wrong. All this implied stuff that peoe like you tend to point out is nothing more than a rant it self against religion
I'm an atheist, so I obviously find all questions based on 'religions' highly irrelevant to me. I just consider myself a 'human being', so 'religion' or 'God' aren't [part of my life, and they never will be. There is no need to ban religious questions. It is actually fun watching superstitious people (yeah, I consider religion as 'superstition') of the 21st century claiming that their God/religion is the best, arguing about how they have benefited from a so-called 'God' etc. Its actually good, solid entertainment when I watch them arguing about religion, the same way 10-year old kids fight for candy. If you find that offensive, just don't read any questions/answers related to religion. But banning them would mean that we practical people, who are intelligent enough to understand that Man created God (rather than God created Man), are denied of entertainment! I don't go around bashing religious people or religion/God, at the same time I don't really appreciate people trying to 'convince' me why I have to believe in god and religion.
Why? Simply asking a question is not forcing a religion down anyone's throats. If someone doesn't like a question here, they don't have to respond.
Everyone has the right to ask questions about their own religion. Like I said, if someone finds it offensive, all they have to do is ignore it.
For instance, I'm a Christian and I've seen a LOT of atheists post questions that I consider offensive to my religion so I ignore them. But they have the right to post their opinions just like anyone else and I don't think it should be banned.
I just stopped answering those questions altogether. even though I make it clear that I don't think everyone should think a certain way, I still get ridiculed for my beliefs. Not once have I told anyone that they should believe what I do or that they are immoral or wrong for believing what they do... Yet I'm "foolish" and "irrational" for having faith. I made no attempt to shove my belief down anyone's throat but there they are trying to tell me how to think. Funny how that works! But yeah, if you don't like the questions or they make you uncomfortable, don't look at them... That's what I do:)
Everyone believes that the thing they believe in is the ultimate truth. That's just how human beings are.
If anything, I'd rather ban bitter misogynists whose minds are so chut up closed that not a single word of advice gets through to them, they ask for advice, a nd when people give them, they get extremely easily offended and are generally just impossible to talk to.
why tho? i think people have every right to discuss religion, question it and deliver their opinions. and this is coming from someone who is christian and has witnessed people calling jesus an asshole and a nut job….
despite this, i still think its a good topic to have here. yeh, there will b arguments, but i am 100% positive that people read the opinions and are educated in some way
Haha, sounds like you want to ban religious opinions rather than religious questions. The religious questions section isn't supposed to be a place where people "jam their religion down other people's throats". It's supposed to be a place where people who have questions about the beliefs and behavior of religious people. And that's fine, it's good there's a section for that.
Well, I think there are quite a lot religious questions popping up today, (a bit too much I think), but I don't think all of them should be banned, because there also might be good questions that needs answers and are from people that respect everyone, believing in the same religion, another one, or not at all. Just because most questions are pretty bad, doesn't mean you can ban everything, because then you also ruin it for the good people :)
We're not encouraging anyone to shove their religion down others throats. This is a public site to talk about a wide range of topics that we all have to deal with. I think it takes a level of maturity to be able to accept that not everyone has the same opinion and an even bigger level of maturity to walk away instead of arguing about whose right and whose wrong.
I think banning the questions is forcing and shoving it down out throats that we cannot have freedom of speech on this site. I mean they have a forum for sex for peets sake, but we can't talk religion? Nah, I don't think so.
Yes, it is disrespectful to jam a religion down someones throat but I think that is good to be able to have question about other peoples views on religion. Some people are confused and would like questions. Other people just need to be more respectful.
Nah, I don't think so. If you really don't like the questions that have to do with religion, then simply don't click on them. You don't have to read them or see them, just keep scrollin' ...Freedom of Religion & freedom of speech here in the U.S.A :) no throats are being shoved with religion.
There were a few posted back to back today.. So I know how you feel.
I don't think discussing religion is shoving it down anyone's throat. It's a big part of many people's lives, if they have questions or concerns about it, I'm happy that they'd come to G@G for help with those kinds of issues. As for harassment, well... that's handled the same way whether it's about religion, sex, life, etc.