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Would you stay on RF if religion wasn't discussed here?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Harel13, Jan 25, 2023.

  1. Harel13

    Harel13 Am Yisrael Chai
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    I'm not asking as a staffer. I'm just curious. I've noticed, for example, that there are members here who hardly - if ever - drop by the religious threads, and prefer the other sections of the site. If the religious forums of Religious Forums were removed, would you stay? The question is directed at everyone.
     
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  2. Eddi

    Eddi Eddifying
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    I'd stay but I'd participate much less and would read and follow what has been posted by others much less too
     
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  3. sayak83

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    No.
     
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  4. The Sum of Awe

    The Sum of Awe Brought to you by the moment that spacetime began.

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    I’d likely stay but post less like @Eddi said
     
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  5. Rival

    Rival Ecclesia Gentium
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    Not really.
     
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  6. Trinity Stooge

    Trinity Stooge .Ii¿⊙?!I.

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    Nope.
     
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  7. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    I'd stay.
    But RF would be less interesting.
     
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  8. Windwalker

    Windwalker Veteran Member
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    No.
     
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  9. RestlessSoul

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    No idea really. But I have noticed that the tone of discourse in both religious debates and religious discussions, has a tendency to turn toxic, while the arguments quickly become circuitous. So I can see why some individuals end up avoiding them altogether. Which does beg the question, ‘Why stay?’ Or perhaps more positively, ‘What else does the forum have to offer?’
     
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  10. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I'm probably one of the ones you are talking about, i spend perhaps 20 to 30% of my time here on religious forums, those that interest me and that i can contribute to.

    So yes, stay, but spend a little more time doing domestic stuff :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Viker

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    I don't know. I might would stay considering that I have contributed across the forums and could still do so without the religious side. I'd probably post less meaning hardly at all, seeing I barely post now. :p
     
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  12. exchemist

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    In principle yes, but it has to be borne in mind that religion is probably the glue that attracts and binds people to this community. Without that, I suspect the site would evaporate as there would not be a common draw to it. For instance, I belong to several science forums, but most are dead or dying from lack of interest. The community here is far more diverse and vibrant. One has to ask why.
     
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  13. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    Depends if the topics are interesting enough. It really dosent matter to me if it's religious or not.
     
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  14. Eddi

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    I agree with this
     
  15. Sgt. Pepper

    Sgt. Pepper RF's resident Beatlemaniac. ☮ and ❤

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    I would stay, but I'd post much less frequently and participate only when a paranormal or non-debate thread piqued my interest.
     
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  16. Father Heathen

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    I would wait and see how it affected overall activity. If RF became a ghost town I would move on.
     
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  17. Heyo

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    I don't think you could stop people from debating religion by removing the forums.
     
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  18. VoidCat

    VoidCat Pronouns: any and all including it/it's and neo

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    This. I have a few folk i pm a lot if they all left so would i
     
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  19. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Leaderless Animal

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    My posting history suggests I would stay.
     
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  20. We Never Know

    We Never Know No Slack

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    Sure. I don't get into discussions about religion much anyways
     
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