Can I add quotes from the Bible?

By duszeks - updated: 2 weeks, 4 days ago - 14 messages

Since the Bible is one of most important books ever written, if not the most important one, I guess if it's possible to add quotes from the Bible. However, when adding a quote, I can see "Religious or political quotes are not allowed". Does the Bible qualify for this rule?

I don't intent to cause yet another religious war - please give me a concrete answer.
By weesin - posted: 4 weeks, 1 day ago

You absolutely cannot post religious materials of any kind - that would obviously texts from your bible
By coolby - posted: 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Wouldn't it fall under fiction?
Updated 4 weeks, 1 day ago
By weesin - posted: 4 weeks ago

Ha! That's hilarious
By kelvinst - posted: 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Well, for me the rule seems very biased because I'm actually getting some budist master texts and some atheist religious critics. If the rule exist to not hurt people from other religions so be it, but then consider not accepting these kind of direct critics to christianity too.
By weesin - posted: 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Have you considered that perhaps the buddhist and atheist quotes are being submitted in response to all the christian quotes that have been submitted on this site? I see a LOT more christian quotes than I do buddhist or atheist quotes. I've submitted some atheists quotes in the past in an effort to help balance the christian ones. Ideally, there shouldn't be any religious quotes on this site - but when I see a christian quote, I feel compelled to post an atheist quote so that users of this site don't just have one ideology, christianity, crammed down their throats
By kelvinst - posted: 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Well, you probably did a good job then, because I didn't get any christian quote yet, and numerous atheist ones
By weesin - posted: 3 weeks, 5 days ago

I can't take credit for more than perhaps a half dozen of the atheist quotes. Though I think that going forward, every time I see a NEW christian quote, I will post a new atheist, satanic, buddhist, amish or some other non-christian quote just to balance things out
By kelvinst - posted: 3 weeks, 5 days ago

But, well, my whole point is: should we even care about it? Let people rate the quotes and that's it... That should filter out the quotes that most people here don't like right? If the christian quotes are the badly rated, I don't care too, even being a christian, but at least you gave people the choice... By just censoring them from existence here you are not giving "more than one ideology" as you said, you are just filtering the ones you dislike. I understand that you probably think it will indoctrinate people on some ideology, and it would be ideal to not have any ideology here at all. But that's pretty much impossible, even some literature have ideology on them. Also, this is internet, if they don't get in touch with ideology on this site, it will be on other.
By kelvinst - posted: 3 weeks, 5 days ago

So keep doing it. Meanwhile I will continue using the platform to practice typing and skip what IMO are bad quotes, bye.
By gkaz - posted: 2 weeks, 6 days ago

You can’t get away from religion or politics. One way or another, every quote shows an opinion. If there was no need to express one’s own opinions and beliefs there wouldn’t be any quotes at all.
Talking about rules, I suggest that they should be a bit relaxed. Unless the quote does some direct harm like being hate speech or being insulting in some way, it should be allowed.

Skipping quotes you don’t like should be enough.

Voting down a quote you don’t like is unethical. One has no right to force one’s opinion by putting down any other opinion. Actually, I believe that voting should not exist or have no effect other than to show popularity.

In case administrators want to help people be exposed to quotes they feel comfortable with, then they should implement categories for the quotes. That way, sensitive people would be able to filter out the categories that make them feel awkward by configuring their profile. This requires a lot of effort but it would be a nice addition to the site functionality.
By duszeks - posted: 2 weeks, 6 days ago

> Voting down a quote you don’t like is unethical. One has no right to force one’s opinion by putting down any other opinion. Actually, I believe that voting should not exist or have no effect other than to show popularity.

Yes, it's unethical, but that's how social news sites like Reddit work. Older forums had no voting system and you had to decide what you want to see, not others.

> In case administrators want to help people be exposed to quotes they feel comfortable with, then they should implement categories for the quotes.

I like this idea. It sounds very 2000s, but it is still very useful.
By jhmorgan87 - posted: 2 weeks, 4 days ago

I am setting up a class on the school part of this web site that will eventually allow me to type the whole Bible in case anyone is interested. Right now it only has part of the book of Acts, but I just started it today. I plan to make a class just for Bible drill verses also. I can set anyone up as a student for these. Just send me a message if you are interested.