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Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 weeks ago

After Y!A is closed, where will you go to discuss religious content and interact with other members?

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  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    I'm not interested in discussion.  I like asking and answering questions.

  • 2 weeks ago

    Many churches have bible study nights or bible study groups.

  • susan
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    I can discuss religious content with my in-real-life friends that I meet through church or bible study. The real question is where will i go to discuss current events? I prefer discussing those online, and with people who have a different POV than I do, and I'd rather not risk real life relationships for that because, believe it or not, current events is now a more touchy subject than religion. 

  • 2 weeks ago

    Christians? Most will go to echo chamber websites where they will find the 'everyone agreeing with them' confirmation bias that they seek.

    Muslims? Not sure. They were mostly just Quran parrots. A bit like Christians like to imagine parrot quoting the bible is evidence or an actual answer.

    Trolls? Trolling somewhere else until their mum calls bedtime.

    Others? Not sure either. They probably have other options.

    Atheists? More time for social advancement endeavors!

  • yesmar
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    There is no site like Yahoo Answers that I have found in all the years there's been an internet.  YA has the uniqueness of live interaction ( or almost live ) with no moderator.  People could discuss what they wanted, but that ended up being a two edged sword that has caused it's downfall.

      The problem with all other religious sites is that they are over-moderated with a "boss" who is apt to ban anybody and everybody who doesn't quite have the "correct" theology, or says anything they don't agree with, so they end up being silos and sounding boards for that particular theology and no unique ideas or differing theologies are ever exchanged.

     Sad.

    @Green Puffin...thanks, neighbor.  Good answer too.

  • 2 weeks ago

    There is https://www.christianity.stackexchange.com/ and its linked site, https://www.hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/  But be warned; if you don’t know the meaning of ‘hermeneutics’ you will be lost before you begin. These are NOT debate forums, but for a person to ask a question (either about Christianity or biblical hermeneutics) and then anyone can post their answer. Unlike Y/A, questions that are not precise and that do not show some evidence of research, will not be accepted. Duplicate questions are also flagged up and not accepted either. So, you have to think long and hard about any question you want to post. Nor does it accept partisan questions and answers. Nobody is allowed to promote a particular religious view or biblical interpretation – but if you have scholarly and/or biblical support for your answer, that’s fine. Just be careful to present logical facts without being insulting or showing ignorance.

    That means that most of the participants on Y/A will not even want to go to those two sites! Many would be shot down in (symbolic) flames at their first posts. Be warned. Those sites are for people with genuine questions to ask, who will consider answers from a specified range of people, but without getting involved in arguments with them! There is scope for a few comments, and there is a discussion page, however.

    It’s just a pity Y/A was so lax (and sometimes to prejudiced) in its moderation of its R&S site that it degenerated to the extent it has. No such problems with Stack Exchange.

  • 2 weeks ago

    I have many things to do, and some I really ought to work on now. Forums like Y!A can become habit forming; sure in many ways interesting but at times a real waste of time.  I might check around and maybe post on other forums, but not as often as I did on Y!A. 

    Perhaps I might bump into some of you again.  Until then,thanks to all friend and foe; well we were not really foes, as without all the different personalities there would not have been as much fun. All the best to all, and thanks and maybe we will meet again. Be good to yourselves.

  • 2 weeks ago

    You might try  forum.atheistrepublic.com

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    For the same level of intelligence this site has offered over the years I will be consulting the dumpster rats behind my local wendy's

  • 2 weeks ago

    I might not.  I hear Reddit has some forums.

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