Originally Posted by Cheesefood
Just curious - this controversial topic has been open for a while, and is all good and fun and I don't think anyone's gotten their jimmies rustled.
Any topic that touches on religion gets closed quickly.
I have seen several topics of a religious nature that have not been closed.
And I have seen topics that do not touch on religion get shut down.
It isn't the topic; it is level of respect or more precisely disrespect.
If you start personally insulting people or using intentionally inflammatory speech the thread will be closed. (with possible infractions; depending on how severe the speech is)
If someone were to post a thread giving a respectful but negative point about religion, and the participants remained respectful; I doubt it would get closed.
If it weren't inflammatory it probably would not get many clicks or replies though.
Which is why most people who want to bash religion do so with the intent to piss people off.
The simple fact is:
hating and being disrespectful to other people!
This isn't a left or right thing; it isn't black or white or religious or non-religious.
The fact that believe in God or post something that is respectful of God has no impact on your or other posters lives.
Yes some people think it is their place to question my reasoning capability and refer to my God as a "spagetti monster".
That is intolerance
and it is intentionally disrespectful.
But, in some circles it is hate speech that is rewarded with laughs and false suggestions that the utterer is somehow being brave.
But, if you want a more specific answer as to this forum.
Keep it respectful of others and it won't be shut down.