Consider the following hypothetical scenario: Someone starts a religion thread in GD, asking a specific question about Christian/Jewish/other beliefs, usually in the form of a hypothetical question. If Certain Members did not find it necessary to post, repeatedly, that any belief in religion is irrational, superstitious, fostered by the “priesthood” (fancy the Methodist “priesthood” fostering such beliefs) for their own financial and power benefit, hijacking the thread into an argument about their own beliefs (that religion is invalid, that is), what would such a thread read like?
As noted, this is a hypothetical question; you’re supposed to assume, for the sake of argument, that such a thing is possible. Regardless of how improbable you may find the idea.
There is a good chance that people might learn something. I know I always do; that is, until the virulent anti-religious contingent checks in. I might add, I am generally anti-religion. I just don’t see how shouting someone down accomplishes anything.
If it were not hijacked, and not filled with hostility (or with posters whose very names fill me with hostility based on past behavior), it would be a thread I’d be a lot more likely to read, and somewhat more likely to post to, thus making such threads more likely to be filled with a broader range of spiritual viewpoints.
It’s not going to happen. There’s no way a religion thread won’t be hijacked. There’s no evidence that a religion thread won’t be hijacked, and I’ve never seen a religion thread that hasn’t been hijacked.
Look, I’m sure you agree with me that threads about all other subjects are going to be hijacked, so why do you think a religion thread won’t. We both believe threads are going to be hijacked. You just think one less kind of thread is going to be hijacked than I do.
Religion is the most overdone topic on this board. Way too many threads on it. I quit reading them. Almost wish religion was either banned, or forced into a separate forum. Somebody starts a religious topic. The MAB attacks the God Squad. Somebody does a driveby cheap shot at Israel. Someone else attacks Islam. A random nihilist will wander in and get ripped apart in nano-seconds. Some fuckwit will pit one of the mods, probably Tomndebb. Same shit every time.