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Why does everybody come to Ask.com for religious advice?

All they usually get is disrespectful answers on both sides of the question. Usually religious arguments occur. There are far better places to get religious advice or nonreligious advice, so why ask it here?

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I found this site by asking about spiders one night when thousands of tiny babies covered my living room ceiling after coming out the chimney, and I wanted some advice as I sat there in my bedroom at 11pm sweat dripping off the back of my neck lol.

I came upon a post where someones father had comitted suicide after suffering bipolar and she wanted to know if her father would go to hell. The majority of religious people said yes among many other things which I found horrendous. I know about mental illness and for people to be telling a young recently bereaved girl that her father had gone to hell for an illness for which he had no control over only the poor use of medication which sadly hasnt changed much, was diabolical. So I answered her question from someone who knows about mental illness.
Im guessing alot of other people came here in similar circumstances and that most of the posts are now from those people, but not always. Just my experience though.

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Hi Kathy, I know we are on opposite sides of the fence of beliefs but I agree. I know Jesus is much more merciful than many who believe in Him. To say that father went to hell is wrong. To tell his child that, mean and disgusting! Good answer. I hope you got the spiders under control! :)
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Well its also a philosophy and spiritual board too Summer. However religion comes into both those areas for religious believers, I understand that.
Yes spider situation fine I got them all to sit and stay ;-)
No sadly because I was outnumbered I had to get the vaccum out. I usually evict spiders in a glass out of my door or window. I felt bad because a mother spider looks after their young and when she lays an egg she will stay by it until it hatches. They live around 75 days and can lay up to 17 eggs filled with babies in that time. However it was physically beyond me to get rid of them with a glass. And they drop from the ceiling when you go near them. My instinct was to protect my territory lol. Some people I read online just left there houses. I couldnt do that I needed to know where they were.
Poisonous spiders have become a problem in uk at this time of year, lots of landlords receiving telephone calls of spider infestations. Ive never had a property with a chimney before, Ive also had my fair share of problems with grey squirrels nesting in mine. They cause alot of damage. Still never dull.
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That's awful! A place I had in Florida (US I'm sure you know) was infested with cockroaches. We moved in and I had a bag of food from our last fridge to put in the new one after I cleaned it. I picked up the bag and about 70 roaches went scurrying under the fridge. I was mortified Lol! It took forever to get rid of them. Right after that, RATS! This was a good neighborhood too. It was a bank house. It's hard to sleep with those things running around. Spiders don't bother me so much, except the poisonous ones. I've seen a few black widows and brown recluse. I had a scorpion on the wall once. I knocked it off and it fell in the toaster Lol. Toasted scorpion :)
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@Kathy: Gee! Thanks a lot! Now I know in advance what my nightmare tonight will be. I did read about the problem in the U.K. with the false widows. Good luck.

Great answer, btw.
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Lol, I was just hoping none of you were eating when I was typing that. Still least I have a chimney to moan about. Im the closer side of the bread line, but compared to the homeless and those in the third world I live like a queen in my little squrriel spider infested box. However that dont make me sweat any less when your faced with these situations lol. Just had my car insurance and tax through (a luxury item), but I have a disabilty so it does help after all bus and train fair isnt cheap.I claim benefits and that gets examined every year. So my case is up for tribunal end of the month, and if they dont rule in my favour i'll need the car to live in lol! Crikey, its like a juggling act, Im just glad to have a roof over my head and food in my belly.
Ive had a crown done at the dentist, my first, didnt know what it was. Having to settle for a metal one because enamel is expensive and less hardy (and as you know Summer Im a tooth grinder ;-)
So I have a temporary one at moment but its bloody awful I hope the real macoy isnt like this because the nerve pain and sensitivity is driving me nuts (not that people who know me could tell the difference ;-)
So i have joint the pirate club with everyone else who can only afford a metal crown. Nice hearing from you girlies :-)
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I hope it gets better soon! Catch you later :)
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cor cockroaches Summer they carry eggs inside them dont they, thats why they tell you not to stamp on them because the eggs end up on your shoes and hatching. Fairplay to you thats takes so sweat too. Take care of you
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Still their be the only survivors on this planet, resilient things.
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Perhaps it is best to make friends with the little buggers in case they end up being our masters in some future world.
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Lol!! Caltex hats off! very good.
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good question!!

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Good answer!
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I don't know. Maybe they want to see if there are others like them. That's a VERY good question though.

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because it's easier than getting advice that is judging or helpful from someone you don't know

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its a great point. its the reason why i had to delete my previous account on here. i was being harassed DAILY by at least 5 different people over religious discrimination. and the mods refused to do anything worthwhile about it.

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maybe they just didn't notice it don't blame the mods.
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it was too common for them not to notice. they were always involved anyway. i dont directly hold them accountable, but they were being very irresponsible when it came to abuse of the site.
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mods are not supposed to interfere with with religiouis arguments. they may delete the question as a whole if it is only meant to hurt some people. but if the question is about a religion and is not directly meant to harm anyone just don't answer it. everyones opinions matter no matter what they are. the mods can not delete an answer until it specifically calls out a specific amount of people. if you see a problem then report it
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that was the problem forest, they were all offensive, and so were the answers, and the comments after that. the mods are supposed to keep harassment away from this website. slander and libel are against the law.
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i would like a link to it. before i can tell what really happened
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because getting knowledge from real people is better than a robot search engine. sometimes people find it fun?

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because they want other people's opinions...I usually would my church pastor or grandparents about religious advice because I don't want to run into a Satanist or atheist and deal with them calling me crazy

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For the same reason people ask questions involving politics. To stir the pot. I agree with the old adage.... avoid all conversations about religion and politics. Or....you'll likely get answers you don't like or want.

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I am sure that some go to questions and answers on Yahoo,

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I think it might be because some people are just really desperate for answers and they can't seem to be getting them from the people around them. They will use anything and everything to get their answers.

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For the same reason they come here for other advice. It isn't the askers fault that people want to be rude. Ask does have a "religion, spirituality, and philosophy" category after all.

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In General Most are Told to [ give or take} to Stir up hate and the devil's way ----- True - now I did Say Most and in General - others do it to Lift their Faith and The Faith and Spirit and The Spirit - some are in doubt and / or being Forced to doubt

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Could you please give me some info on sites ?

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Got a great sight lookin out my back kitchen window
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Ha ha ha
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Good question.

I personally asked why the response in this category surpassed most.
You find scientists prefer to answer under religion but won't in the most relevant sections.

It might be the forces of free will and influence of Satan and God:)

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@Don: Do you know for sure that the ones with expertise in science are not on the science boards? There was on biology scientist the other day that said she was on that particular religious question (same-sex marriage I believe) because there was simply nothing challenging her among the science questions. Also, why should people with science expertise be limited to the science category? I'm an artist, but I never look at questions under that category. I simply find religious discussions of interest. Being religious for most of my life, I like to compare notes on how I use to view theistic view then and now, and how others view them.
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'It might be'

That is why I quite often ask a salad of science and religion. The other day on Jesus having half a set of chromosome, only Theists {Christians) answered. On the Wise men from the East (of Beit el Haim) seeing a bright star in the East that guided them to Jesus had no answer with scientific flavour.
All what those scientists would say were things such as 'there is no proof Jesus was God'.
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I agree with Kathy... I originally came on here out of curiosity and boredom. I answer religious questions on here because I see people giving answers that disturb me or make me cringe. I like giving a logical explanation for things. I also like to help answer people's questions who might be questioning their faith because I've been there, and I know I would've liked some answers too when I was going through that. I feel like I have a lot of experience with religion because all of my family members all have their own religion or beliefs and I've explored many different paths. All in all, I like to inform and help.

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Because there's a religious section?

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Hahaha. I know right like he didnt know that.
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Yeah he's probably just trolling.
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who me?
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Perspective.

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I find the discourse on ask.com very enlightening. Watching a discussion or an argument is vastly more useful than just one diatribe. When you see people questioned about their beliefs you get a real understanding past the propaganda.

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1. Maybe we feel we'll have better luck with those we don't know. 2. It fits in our comfort zone. if they laugh, we'll never know. Or 3. We are looking for others like ourselves.

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