- Sep 27, 2008
A religion is a choice, and topics that "degenerate" religious people are "degenerating" a choice, not something a person is stuck with, such as race or gender.bikeninja said:I have been visiting the escapist for a long time, but do not post often. I am usually content just reading the articles, and occasionally checking the forums. I will post if I have strong enough view of something, but one topic I avoid is anything that is based on religion.
Any other forum I go to has rules against threads on politics and religion. I can understand the escapist being okay with politics, its a thread based on a large industry and politics are bound to get involved.
But religion topics? Really? They do nothing but descend into flamewars, or provoke large arguments that leaves everyone in the same position, but slightly more angry at each other. Chances are, if someone believes in a religion, a simple forum post is not going to change their minds, and vice versa is you don't believe in them.
I also believe that having topics that degenerate religion or its people is much the same as racism. Its a persons way of life and who they are,their are entire communities and even countries where they all believe in a religion, so one comment against that group of people would hurt them all.
I have nothing against any group of religious or NON religous people, I just wish that they did not fight over their views. I understand that that is next to impossible to ask of the world, but knowing that religion topics are only going to start fights, why is it allowed on the Escapist?