Am I being a brat for thinking, that for once, it’d be nice to go on this site and not see post after post about Trump or religion?
Nope. Who ever suggested hopeful reading here is more balanced and diverse beyond theocracy and White House Goldman Sachs BILLARYbotism ??? The only brats are believers butthurt we Atheists tell them the truth and politically correct clones who won't do the hard work of democracy on real issues NOT IMPEACHING our president ONLY TO GET PENCE who will force all women to stay pregnant
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I don't think you're being a brat. I can understand how politics and Trump posts can be wearisome, and for some, religious discussion is irrelevant. But for others, it can be therapeutic and/or a way to bring awareness. Probably best to select what you want to see in your feed.
It is hard to avoid either of them as they are in your face and life every day. that said, I agree with the comment on Cadet Bone Spurs wanting attention and we shouldn't give it to him. Unless six of your neighbors and four friends are without paychecks because of it! Politics and religion are hard to avoid and we are in this mess because a lot of people do ignore them!
I used the group opt out and unfollowed some folks who really prolifically post about those topics.
Yes I need to know about what happens in the world - but not a constant barrage.
What @VictoriaNotes said - and the Opt out of certain groups will probably help you filter a lot If you find yourself on a group page - just look near the title and there is a group opt out at the upper right of the title.
I really understand what you're saying.
I'm with you on the Trump thing. That is also driving me nuts on FB. I view many of the members here as religious refugees, or escapees. They have escaped the bonds of religion and when they come here, they need to spew and they want to share their stories with a sympathetic audience. I get that. Unless the topic is particularly interesting, or something from FFRF, I just scroll on by.
Erm its an Agnostic site and some members feel the need to talk of the damage they felt religion inflicted on them...ditto for Trump. As a non-American member who never had a negative religious experience, I am happy to allow my fellow members to vent if they feel they need to. To answer your question...yeah.
Sure, that would be nice, as would finding out I were bequeathed millions of dollars in someone stranger's will because I was kind to them once. Alas, it's not likely to happen. So, I just scroll on past the topics that don't interest me and I'm happier for ignoring them. (And I'm still kind to strangers, just in case. Or because it's the right thing to do. Whatever.)
That would make me a brat as well.
One person said to pass on posts you do not like. Lol that's funny because there are so many you'd have to pass MANY MANY posts.
Another said some members feel the need to share their experiences with religion.
That's nice and all but after months and years ...get over it. The abundance of posts aren't even about their bad experiences. It's just redundant posts about religion.
To that person: obviously it's an agnostic site. That doesn't mean I expected to come here and see obsessive posts about religion. And also the orange moron holding presidency.
I not only forget I have this app but often decide not to even get on. Why? Because i know it'll be post after post of trump and religion. We can't do anything about trump, air grievances and MOVE ON.
And I know this will sound wacky to the sensitive idealistic people who seem to compose the mass of members but umm I joined an agnostic site hoping to see people who DONT CARE ABOUT RELIGION and had profound, intriguing conversations about religion. No, instead they are bratty and their posts tend to consist of whining about religion and trump. And asking silly questions kids would ask about religion.
You come to this site in excitement only to have to try not to roll your eyes from post after post of the orange clown and religious obsession.
I've definitely thought the same thing. For those that are about to get up and arms about my reply; try not to cry too hard lmao try and remember you are an ADULT and not let the butthurt get to ya?
Not at all. I also support this idea and find myself avoiding the tRump comments/postings. We all know full well what a miserable jackass in-chief this guy is.
I read something in the Humanist magazine that "Media Matters" reported that of the combined 260 minutes the major TV networks devoted in 2017 to discull Climate Change, a full 79% focused on tRump. Is anyone surprised that the fossil fuel industry spends money advertising on major network news programs?"