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Feeling so emotional: Why we rage about religion on Facebook

Facebook users who passionately discuss religion online seem to be triggered by their own identity

Mona Abdel Fatil 

On Christmas Day, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his website to tell the world that he was not an atheist any more. In this way, the billionaire used Facebook to express his feelings about religion, like many social media users before him. My research shows how debates about religion on social networks bring out passionate emotions in users. I found that conservative Christians who discuss contentious issues about religion on Facebook debates often do so in emotionally charged ways. It seems that simply being religious may sometimes trigger particular emotions and reactions to ...

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Feeling so emotional: Why we rage about religion on Facebook

Facebook users who passionately discuss religion online seem to be triggered by their own identity

Facebook users who passionately discuss religion online seem to be triggered by their own identity On Christmas Day, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his website to tell the world that he was not an atheist any more. In this way, the billionaire used Facebook to express his feelings about religion, like many social media users before him. My research shows how debates about religion on social networks bring out passionate emotions in users. I found that conservative Christians who discuss contentious issues about religion on Facebook debates often do so in emotionally charged ways. It seems that simply being religious may sometimes trigger particular emotions and reactions to ... image
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Feeling so emotional: Why we rage about religion on Facebook

Facebook users who passionately discuss religion online seem to be triggered by their own identity

On Christmas Day, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg used his website to tell the world that he was not an atheist any more. In this way, the billionaire used Facebook to express his feelings about religion, like many social media users before him. My research shows how debates about religion on social networks bring out passionate emotions in users. I found that conservative Christians who discuss contentious issues about religion on Facebook debates often do so in emotionally charged ways. It seems that simply being religious may sometimes trigger particular emotions and reactions to ...

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