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Please tell me what I can and can't say about religion on MetaFilter.

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 - 317 comments

Was my comment deleted?

This evening, I posted a comment in the FPP about Red Letter Christians. [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet on May 16, 2013 - 274 comments

Loltheism

So are we officially too sensitive to talk about religion on the blue these days? [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Dec 29, 2012 - 176 comments

Mormon temple ceremonies

I think other versions of this post linking to a video of Mormon temple ceremonies ought to stand if they're offered. [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Oct 22, 2012 - 240 comments

This post is basically 'you're not doing it correctly, do it my way'

This post is basically 'you're not doing it correctly, do it my way' [more inside]
posted by Argyle on Apr 8, 2012 - 250 comments

Good posts on grar topics

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 - 81 comments

Good Morning Mr. Haughey, we would like to ask you about the death of...

In which AskMefi, get's a prime slot on Law and Order:Criminal Intent [more inside]
posted by timsteil on Jul 21, 2011 - 122 comments

Not all religious discussions need to focus on the existence of G-d

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 - 672 comments

Because fighting about Catholics has gotten old

There's a whole lotta nasty in this thread. [more inside]
posted by nestor_makhno on Apr 14, 2010 - 48 comments

Catholic threads on Metafilter

Let's talk about Catholicism on metafilter... [more inside]
posted by empath on Mar 13, 2010 - 452 comments

Religion derail

Must every thread about religion turn into an exercise in how religion is inherently a force for evil? [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Feb 23, 2010 - 1024 comments

Would this be a new FPP?

I don't understand how to make a good FPP. [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Sep 28, 2009 - 66 comments

"There is no afterlife." Cite, please...

"There is no afterlife." Cite, please... [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Mar 3, 2009 - 315 comments

Jesus Christ, this is stupid.

For God's sake, can we delete this moron post using two poorly written old articles to set up a point-counterpoint that is as trite as it is pointlessly inflammatory? I thought posting things just to forward one's own opinions and to stir up meaningless, hot-air controversy was against the guidelines.
posted by Electrius on Sep 16, 2008 - 89 comments

Apocalypse WOW!

Interested in how to respond to a comment like this one. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Sep 12, 2008 - 49 comments

Make that in triplicate!

Religious issues aside, do we really need three separate posts covering slight variations of the same thing? [more inside]
posted by tkolar on Jun 3, 2008 - 79 comments

pathetic insensitive

This project is offensive beyond the pale for those who worship the Son of God, and who are grateful He gave His life and defeated death. [more inside]
posted by survivorman on Mar 28, 2008 - 100 comments

Towards civil discourse: are moral judgements verboten?

How do we talk about religion and morals while respecting all beliefs? [more inside]
posted by RikiTikiTavi on Feb 28, 2008 - 458 comments

Are some more worthy of respect than others?

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 - 656 comments

LOLMORMONS

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 - 210 comments

Fundamentalist Metafilterism

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 - 45 comments

LOLXtians! No - LOLScientologists!

We don't think religious satire goes down well on Mefi. Well, 'cept for the 'Tologists, that is. [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Jan 15, 2008 - 105 comments

LOLZ RELIGION!!1!1

Do we really need two LOLZ RELIGION!!1! posts in one day?
posted by proj on Nov 30, 2007 - 103 comments

This is where you can talk about "Are Catholics Christian?"

Let's move the "Are Catholics Christian?" derail/debate in this AskMeta thread to a more appropriate place: this Metatalk thread. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Nov 6, 2007 - 186 comments

Is this normal, sanctioned behaviour?

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 - 250 comments

I love sweet baby jesus (sexy teenage Jesus, not so much)

Uh-oh (Jesus in the desert part deux)
posted by Joseph Gurl on Jun 13, 2007 - 327 comments

Moderation needed

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 - 80 comments

Religious / Political Threads Largely Repetitive

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 - 89 comments

LOL XTIANS #45,982,761,305...

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 - 79 comments

Sidebar Nomination OTD

I'd like to nominate this fantastic, almost entirely civil thread about Mormonism for the sidebar. It's really been an exceptional example of how informative AskMe can be when discussion and knowledge-sharing are maximized with minimal interpersonal snark.
posted by scrump on Mar 8, 2007 - 74 comments

MEFI disucsses fundamentalists civilly!

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 - 39 comments

working together for the common good

Ironically, for the off-topic stuff from this post on people from different beliefs working together for common good.
posted by The Deej on Jan 2, 2007 - 130 comments

Murderous Confession

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 - 186 comments

Answer the question without preaching

I'm going to totally ignore your question, but I am going to pimp my religion.
posted by bigmusic on Jul 29, 2006 - 126 comments

Thread on religious oppression may bring out hatemongering

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 - 134 comments

Comment deletion in the religion thread.

Why can't you love your fellow man and be selfless, without needing to believe in a giant invisible wizard in the sky? This statement was attacked, defended, reconnected with the topic at hand, and was further clarified and apologized for by its author. But as of a few minutes ago, it no longer exists. This, my friends, is Chewbacca, and Chewbacca does not make sense.
posted by Saucy Intruder on May 15, 2006 - 295 comments

It may be time for someone to get his own blog.

Not necessarily a callout, because I always find myself reading the religion posts even when I don't agree with them, but as doctor_negative points out in brownpau's latest thread it may be time for someone to get his own blog.
posted by BackwardsCity on Jan 27, 2006 - 223 comments

I call censorship by the religious majority

I call censorship by the religious majority
posted by cbrody on Dec 11, 2005 - 208 comments

Comparison of two FPPs on the same subject

Obvious vs Obtuse

More inside:
posted by empath on Dec 7, 2005 - 53 comments

what brought you to non-belief?

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 - 346 comments

a little underdeveloped in the civility department

While it's refreshing to see a comment from him not calling for the execution of people he doesn't like, perhaps zagszman still remains a little underdeveloped in the civility department. For someone who thinks we should just get over torturing Muslims, he's quick to demand that we start turning firehoses on them.
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Nov 5, 2005 - 18 comments

Should a religous dietary question open the debate about theology?

When someone posts a serious question to AskMe in order to help properly observe a religious food law, do you:

(a) Answer the question, or
(b) Attempt to engage in theological debate about their religion?
posted by 김치 on Aug 3, 2005 - 146 comments

Bevets is abusing his membership

Bevets is abusing his membership. Undeniable evidence included inside.
posted by furtive on Apr 9, 2005 - 101 comments

Scriptural mythos without atheists

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 [6,6,6] 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 - 150 comments

Useless post that doesn't follow the guidlines, posted solely to mock religion?

Is it just me or is this a useless post that doesn't follow the guidlines, posted solely to mock religion?
posted by Recockulous on Dec 20, 2004 - 56 comments

religion in threads

Crossing the Rubicon : I've said it.

I'll honor this - regardless of where it leads.
posted by troutfishing on Oct 19, 2004 - 123 comments

crap FPP, even without the flame war

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 - 171 comments

Catholic Bashing

More immediate Catholic Bashing. [more inside]
posted by sciurus on Aug 30, 2004 - 37 comments

anti-religious remarks belong on your own blog

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 - 255 comments

Why was my comment deleted?

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 - 26 comments

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