However, because of the topic matter, it's obviously a touchy subject. That became obvious last time. To prevent anything from happening again, here are a few rules in regard to this thread:
No debating. Do not, under any circumstances, tell someone their beliefs are wrong. They aren't, beliefs cannot be wrong by nature. Correcting mistaken facts is one thing, beliefs is quite another. If someone misattributes a quote, then by all means, leave a polite little note saying "oh, I though so-and-so said that." But telling people they believe the wrong thing will get this thread locked again, for good. If anyone is combative and gets the thread locked on purpose, it may also result in a warning.
Some polite, respectful discussion of what you believe and how your beliefs differ is fine, so long as it stays polite and all parties are ok with it. If one person asks it to stop, then it should. Obviously we won't get anywhere with just a "I believe...", "I believe...", that won't encourage understanding or sharing on any meaningful level.
Asking people about their beliefs is allowed, within reason. They may decline to answer, if they wish (with or without reason). Don't bug them, what you believe is personal.
The bottom line is show some respect. If we can all do that, this will stay open.
The posts involved in the debate have been removed from this thread and placed in the staff room. I cleaned it up a little heavily, perhaps, to get rid of all the arguments. If you think a post should've stayed, PM me or another staff member and we can take a look at it. Some posts aren't coming back, though.
Now, Skydye's original thread:[/font]
To me, there is not better in religion only different.
peachykeen wrote:An interesting article I was just linked to: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld ... 5137.story
Seems to partially back the notion that the religious tend to be less likely to understand what they believe.
I'm an atheist and I'd really like to learn about your cool religious teachings. please.
This isn't a my religion verses your religion. Instead it is an open dialog of cool things only about your religion.
What do you belief you belief about your religion teachings.
Edit:Parables, warm fuzzies and cool teachings.
Edit:Note to everyone. I can not clean up what has been posted. But the point of the thread is not to debate or point out spots of disagreement in this thread. Post you beliefs and leave the harmony at peace. please.