I would appreciate some official, documented clarification of MeFi's policy on conversations about religion—specifically, what kinds of criticisms of religion are acceptable, under what circumstances—and I suspect that others would too. [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet
on Sep 14, 2013 -
I'd like to see a list of Metafilter posts about potentially dangerous topics that led to respectful, interesting conversations. [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll
on Oct 2, 2011 -
I would like to request that theological/religious threads (such as this this one
) be allowed to be a discussion on a specific religious topic (in this case, hell and the afterlife) and not be turned into a referendum on the nature of belief. [more inside]
posted by jb
on Mar 29, 2011 -
Well, I have been onsite five or ten minutes and already flagged two posts...can I say I am sick and tired of seeing gratuitous and profane rants against God and Christianity in general-especially since I know for a fact that kind of speech is not tolerated for other groups here? [more inside]
posted by konolia
on Feb 17, 2008 -
Come on y'all this is embarassing.
I don't think anyone would appreciate getting their religion bashed this way and Mormon's LOVE that man. Believe me, I know some. Totally uncalled for.
posted by empath
on Jan 28, 2008 -
Fundamentalist Metafilterism? A few days ago, I had a post
deleted. I'm actually not
complaining about that (hey! don't jump on me! I'm not! read this before yelling at me!)
, but that, combined with the belovedness
of this post
, made a question form in my head. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Jan 15, 2008 -
MetaFilter seems rife with religious intolerance and disinformation under the guise of intelligent conversation. Is this a flaw or a feature of Metafilter?
posted by JaySunSee
on Aug 6, 2007 -
Can admins take a look at this
AskMeFi question? It's a genuine question about a biblical story but it's being hijacked by the atheist brigade.
posted by humblepigeon
on Jun 13, 2007 -
MetaFilter discussions about religion and politics tend to have comments which are basically the same as other MetaFilter discussions about religion and politics.
posted by Bugbread
on May 7, 2007 -
I don't understand why this
was posted. Most LOL XTIANS get deleted; why is this one still here?
posted by Methylviolet
on Apr 4, 2007 -
Kudos where richly due. I'm delighted to see a thread I had actually feared would be deleted
, about the sensitive nexus of fundamentalist Christianity and earthly power, close in on 100 comments and never once descend into vituperation. Nuanced disagreement, even principled difference of opinion, but no name-calling and no shit-flinging. It's a wonderful thing. Can we do this more often?
posted by adamgreenfield
on Jan 9, 2007 -
Well, askme got served with a doozy tonight
and I think it's safe to say it didn't go well. It's not just the completely awful legal advice being dispensed, or the attempt to frame this question as a solely moral one that disturbed me, but the seeming justification of murder (and referencing religion to reason away that murder) that made me shudder.
posted by incessant
on Oct 20, 2006 -
Regarding the question on ask.metafilter: Religious oppression
, any question that would ask for perceived incidents of "personal oppression" from a segment of the population is subtle hatemongering with the intention of inciting contention and propagating slander, libel and misinformation. This thread is dangerous and should be removed immediately.
posted by rinkjustice at 6:41 AM PST on July 22 [+fave] [!]
posted by rinkjustice
on Jul 22, 2006 -
I call censorship by the religious majority
posted by cbrody
on Dec 11, 2005 -
There has been a number of religion oriented threads recently. In these threads it becomes apparent that, compared to the population at large, Metafilter has a higher frequency of non-believers. Inspired by this thread*
at another website, what brought you to non-belief?
* it starts a little shallow, but more indepth stories come eventually
posted by jsonic
on Nov 25, 2005 -
In the same way we want to avoid people's pet theories on pornography invading threads on pubic shaving (old gray/green thread, wish I could remember the URLs), I wish Metafilter's multitude of strident atheists would extend the courtesy of keeping their unhelpful but oh-so-clever snarks [6
] out of otherwise cogent discussions on scriptural mythos. We can talk about these things objectively without being vilified as damn fundies, right? Thanks, and Happy Easter.
posted by brownpau
on Mar 28, 2005 -
Sheesh. Forgetting the fact that this is a crap FPP
, do we have to have this stupid argument again? I get really tired of reading the uninformed, bigoted opinions of anti-religion types with chips on their shoulders. You are free to not believe in God; I am not bothered by your not-believing. But you not-believing is not evidence of intellectual or moral superiority. It's just a choice you made, a choice I can understand and respect. How about some reciprocation already?
posted by eustacescrubb
on Sep 24, 2004 -
It's all well and good for skallas
to post his opinions on his own weblog, but couldn't he keep any anti-religious remarks out of his FPPs
posted by VulcanMike
on Feb 27, 2004 -
If people are going to ask religious questions, does Matt apply doctrinal arguments in adjudging what is an acceptable answer or not? [MI]
posted by biffa
on Jan 30, 2004 -