I’m new to this site and I find it interesting that people who are religious are here. Are the majority of these people open minded or researching to learn points for converting atheists? I’m glad to see that there are so many agnostics nearby! I hope to meet some of you soon!
Can’t say I’ve noticed too many who believe in God here, a few do join but soon leave again. I think they probably just come out of curiosity. Personally I don’t engage with them because at my advanced age I can no longer be bothered arguing the same things with believers that I’ve heard all my life. I’ve listened to all their unconvincing reasons why I should believe in God, but it always comes down to blind faith in the end and a suspension of reason, something I am unable to do.
Unlike most here, I quite enjoy it when a Christian pokes their head over our parapet. The sniper fire and marksmanship give me a deliciously sadistic sense of freudenschade. Payback for all those religious lessons as a child.
As mentioned in other comments, we don't get many of them and when we do, they don't last very long. Some are "witnessing" but others I think are curious and maybe having doubts.
I've seldom seen people proselytizing here... or rather, I've seen as many religious as non-religious proselytizing here.
In my experience, it's curiosity. Maybe they are curious what takes people away from religion... maybe they are curious about getting away from religion itself. I'm sure there are as many reasons for the religious to be on this site as for non-religious.
I don't mind if people come one here who are questioning what they always believed. I try to answer their concerns hope they find the answers they need, whatever that is. I know that some people come on here just to be Trolls For Jesus (tm). I am not interested in being the Jackass whisperer.
I could care less if there are believers here .In the 2 plus years here I have found it quite entertaining reading the nonbelievers comments and replies as they interact with the individuals they label as trolls.But be aware that some of the people accused as being trolls are just nonbelievers that the other member strongly disagrees with and this is used as a form of an insult
For the two years I’ve been here I’ve heard a lot about religious (in the popular sense of the word) people on the site, but have never seen any myself, other than a few scammers posing as religious people, and they are escorted off the property quickly. If anyone knows of any God-believing members who have been here long enough to be level 5 or 6 for example, please point them out to me, because I have never seen them.
I have found very few people here that seem interested in helping widows and orphans. As to converting illogical atheist, I have found it almost impossible to get them logical, they are so closed minded. I do appreciate the conversations with the agnostic flavored people, they typically are not into the ad hominem attacks while having discussions like the illogical atheist. I most often don't mind conversations with the moreso truely agnostic.
Welcome to the asylum. Enjoy your stay.
I see very few believers here. The ones the show up, generally don't stay long, and tend to be trolls.
That said, I'm always resistant to ban believers from the site.
You never know when someone is looking to throw off the shackles of superstition and delusion.
Most people are closet Agnostics/atheists. There are no new born religious fanatics or mediocre christians, muslims, rhastafarians. Superstition/religion is a taught discipline. Fear of isolation/intimidation/degradation/segregation keeps most people from openly stating their disbelief in god(s).I knew from about age 8 that my skepticism went well away from my family's teachings . I ignored my own truth and played the part of the good "christian" until I just couldn't keep up the charade in good conscience. I still don't go out and advertise my disbelief in gods just like I don't demand a heterosexual parade to flaunt the fact that I like women. I took it on my own to start really studying the religion I was brought up in when I was around 25 years old. (Given the penalty for non belief, I thought it wise to actually make a very well thought out informed decision. Lake of fire, weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth played a huge part in needing to be very clear about my decision)
I read many books and listened to many preachers as well as many non believers trying to find a way to justify believing in the unbelievable..........in the end my ability for rational thought and reason led me to a very safe and secure affirmation of my disbelief in gods.