My problem with the “Religion and Secularism” folder is, what the hell is this about?
Is this about Church / State separation issues?
Let’s take for example also, the recent “Jesus Movie”. That is a movie, so its a Media and Entertainment issue, its about religion so its a “Religion and Secularism” issue, its about politics, so it could go in politics, etc…...
I really don’t like the “Religion and Secularism” category because its so vague and Secularism, to me, is inherently political.
I think the categories at infidels make more sense.
I am specifically saying that I want a separate Religion folder specifically *so* it will be *clear* that it is the place to go to criticize religion, right now it isn’t IMO.
Secularism has nothing to do whatsoever with religious criticism or discussion of religious topics.
When I see the “Religion and Secularism” forum I think about current events, the Michael Newdow case, school prayer issues, the Roy Moore case, etc.
To me, however, on a message board of this size, all of that should be going into the Political forum.
The “Religion” forum should be basically like the Biblical Criticism and History forum at infidels:
Except a little more broad to include all religions, and also some general theological discussion as well. In other words, a forum focused specifically discussing THE RELIGIONS or RELIGION itself, not Church / State separation issues, or “How do I tell my family that I’m not religious”, or “Our school board voted to include creationism”, etc.
It should be a forum for “What is the historical evidence for the existence of Muhammad”, “Does the Catholic trinity make any sense”, etc.
Just my opinion. I get frustrated with how spread out things are, and it seems to me like the categories aren’t well defined. Maybe its just me….