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If you aren't Christian and you see a scripture quoted, do you skip over the question?

What about an answer that's given? Do you skip it or vote it down? What if you agree with everything that person is saying?

Please don't get all huffy and bash; I'm genuinely curious.


Asked by _Tam_ at 8:56 AM on Oct. 29, 2010 in Religious Debate

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Answers (37)
  • I ignore them. If they are unable to answer a question in their own words, the answer obviously isn't thought out at all and they're just regurgitating by rote.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:05 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • I agree with bandgeek- many times I think an answer written from your heart is more powerful than a cut and paste job.

    Answer by soyousay at 9:23 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • I'm so sick of people quoting scripture to prove a point. I skip right over them. I don't get all huffy puffy & i don't vote them down, i just don't read them. I've read the bible & it's just not for me. No quoted bible scripture is going to change my mind in what i believe.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:02 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • yes I do, cuz unless its asking for a scripture response, thats not an answer. Use your own words.

    Answer by Zoeyis at 8:57 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • Haha, I am a Christian, and if I see long snippets of Biblical text I tend to just skip over it. I won't vote down unless someone is being mean, but I don't bother reading verses taken out of context to try to prove someone's more right than someone else. ;)

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 8:58 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • Yes I view the religous question or scription and see if I could answer them, but if I can't then I avoid them at all cost. Cause I don't want to upset anyone and cause any type of drama from answering a religous question. I avoid it at all cost.

    Answer by andmaef28 at 9:00 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • I read the question or answer and then choose to either take something from it or discard it depending upon what it says and why it's being quoted.

    Answer by KelleyP77 at 9:21 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • It really depends on what it is. I would only down vote someone if they are being mean, I would never vote someone down just because they believe something different than I do or have a different opinion. (though I don't have the vote down feature yet)


    Answer by Amlinich at 9:40 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • I never read scripture.  I'm only interested in people's opinions, not a regurgitated book.


    Answer by beeky at 10:16 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • while im Christian i usually skip over scripture quotes (especially the long ones) wither its in questions or answers. most times a scripture quoted is either out of context or interpreted differently from myself. i usually just skip it and move on...i rarely ever down vote anyone...they have to be pretty nasty or flat out ignorant to get a down vote from me. if i agree w/ everything they are saying then i dont need to read the scripture cause their words are good enough.

    now if its a "what does this scripture mean" kinda question then i read the scripture.

    Answer by okmanders at 2:20 PM on Oct. 29, 2010