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Why IS it so difficult for religionists to live and let live in terms of religio

  1. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    Why IS it so difficult for religionists to live and let live in terms of religious/spiritual/ethical

    philosophy?  Why MUST they insist in a homogeneous form of religious belief, oftentimes even going as far to proselytize those whom they contend that because of divergent, even diametrical religious/ethical/spiritual beliefs that the latter are "in error", "sinners", or "nonbelievers"?


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    TheBizWhizposted 2 years ago

    I understand your point of view, but what you have to keep in mind is religion is something very important to a lot of people. It is where they learn their moral code, interact with the community, and ultimately find their salvation, so it is natural that someone wants to share something that they view as positive. For example, if I find a product that gives me increases my energy, invigorates my health, and makes my life better, then I would be a jerk for keeping that info for myself. 

    With that said, I know that religion is not a product and I know that some people treat saving others like a job, but keep in mind at their core they mean well.

    What I have found is that there are people that need validation that they are right, so they want everyone to believe like them to validate something that is so important to them. Some people just have that type of personality whether they are believers or not. I have always said a hard line atheist and a hard line religion fundamentalist are usually cut from the same cloth. I have actually noticed on HP that the atheists who are so passionate about ending religion and focus all of their hubs on that topic usually were hardcore fundamentalists earlier in life. They have just focused their passion on the opposite end of the spectrum. Some people don't go halfway, they play it to the nines.

    1. Austinstar profile image88
      Austinstarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      They learn an outdated moral code, intrusive interactions with the community & gov., and what exactly are they being saved from? Supernatural stuff that only occurs AFTER they die! Religious people are welcome to congregate but leave the rest alo

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      TheBizWhizposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      It is not an outdated moral code. All of the progress in this world is due to religion. If u want religion out of government then don't vote for theists. We are a democracy not a theocracy, so don't pretend we r oppressing u.

    3. Kiss andTales profile image81
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Also the earth is in the condition because they have lived and ignored moral law, so you are saying it is ok for your neighbor to steal, kill, destroy,  because it is by moral law we are protected, the law of the land uses these laws as well,

  3. Amanda108 profile image93
    Amanda108posted 2 years ago

    One could just as easily say "Why do atheists find it so hard to live and let live when it comes to coexisting in a world full of religion? They often seem to have such a problem with belief in God or life after death, sometimes even calling those who do believe in such concepts unintelligent or immature. Why can't that they just accept that some people view the universe in a different manner than they do?"

    Except I wouldn't actually say that - or rather, ask that - in a serious manner because it's a horrible generalization. It's best not to stereotype or see people as massive groups of clones whether talking about spiritual belief, race, gender, sexuality, or anything else.

    That said, I do understand how - again, no matter the issue at hand or side on which you're on - an individual on the outside of a large group can look at them and feel judged or irritated.

  4. Skarlet profile image87
    Skarletposted 2 years ago

    If you had ever read the Bible you would not be asking this question. The people who read and understand the Bible simply follow the word of God, and the others fall into Cults. When one does accept the word of God, they live better lives. Its that simple. But, those who don't understand it, haven't read it, and don't want to know, are forever complaining about those who do have a relationship with God; to the point that I now call atheists the most dogmatic religionists besides Muslims. If a Christian person is simply trying to help someone by telling them that Jesus loves, why do they get so crazy and uptight about it?
    I was raised athiest, and can remember my mother always being hateful towards nice Christian people, who I could see, where only trying to help people.  When I was in college I studied the Bible and realized that God wants those who have a relationship with him to "spread the good news" to those who don't know. That is what they do. I noticed then that being around Christian people was a lot more pleasant than being around atheists; who were narrow minded, uninformed, and basically, everything that they accuse Christians of being.
    BTW-Christians do not call other people "sinners." They call themselves sinners too. The anti-Christian propaganda has led to most being very uninformed.

  5. Kiss andTales profile image81
    Kiss andTalesposted 2 years ago

    I like the way you expressed that meaning the wiz Biz! A great percentage of people believe in something that includes politics.
    But it is very interesting that the true message from God is a wonderful one , it is called the good news, I do not know anyone who does not like good news, this news is
    Of peace a good will by him , that what ever we need ,what ever desire we have that is good , that he will give to us .New World Translation Ps 145:16 You open your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing. 
    Satan has fed humans the dying world , of sickness, death, hatred, and greed and injustice.

    All things will be reversed this is the good News,
    New World Translation Re 21:4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” 

    What is bad about this information. But satan uses who he wants to keep many in darkness of the future.

  6. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 2 years ago

    A mandate to go spread the meme built into the meme leads to its greater reproductive success than one that doesn't.