Why do people of religion get so angry when I say I don't support particular belief systems?
It's not that I am against anything or anyone, I just don't find any appealing enough to devote myself to (yet). I don't want anger, I just want an idea of the feelings, you know?
Many people claim to be tolerant and they claim to respect what other people want to believe but I have found that religious people don't really follow what they preach. As soon as you do not agree with their point of view then you are the sinner, the anti-Christ, or the devil, etc. They really are not open to hearing any other opinion that contradicts their view on religion. I try to stay out of religious conversations for that reason. I have my own beliefs and I refuse to debate them with anyone. What ever you believe in, or what ever answers you are searching for to satisfy your own spiritual views are your beliefs and something that you should hold for your own sole searching, and just forget about what others think. I found that to be more beneficial to my own search for answers. I read, I listen to others, and I decide for myself what to believe and I try hard not to discuss my beliefs just for the reason you brought up in your question.
Because generally they suffer from the arrogance of 'I am right, you are wrong' syndrome, by becoming angry it 'obviously proves' that their beliefs are true
I can't say what the reason is for sure, but I've always assumed it is one of two things (or both combined). The first is that, to them, the evidence is so overwhelming that it is shocking someone could fail to see it. In this instance, they just aren't taking time to consider your point of view, or they don't want to. The second reason is because they might interpret your lack of faith (or religious association) as a direct insult to their religion. So, for example, I'm an atheist, and I imagine that telling someone that sometimes might come out differently. They might immediately think; atheists don't believe in god, therefore he is telling me that I'm stupid for believing in god. So, saying I'm an atheist is heard as "you're stupid for believing in god". I never said that, nor would I, but I think that happens a lot. They feel threatened by you and must prove you wrong, or crush you, in order to validate their own system of beliefs. Not all religious people act this way (and some non-religious people DO act this way) but that's just my assumptions based on what I've seen.
by Pauline C Stark 10 months ago
Why Do Religious People Get So Angry At Atheists?When it comes to Atheism, most religious people get angry and even combative when it comes to this subject. I wonder why, especially in this day and age, one would feel anger towards another human being with a different perception/outlook/belief....
by crankalicious 6 years ago
Is religion taught from birth a form of brainwashing?If you teach a child from birth a particular religion, is this not brainwashing? Would that child discover that religion on their own if it's something they weren't taught?
by Thomas M D Hemsley 3 months ago
This forum is for anyone here who wishes to debate on the subject of religion and religious beliefs. Outline your position, whether it be theist or atheist, explain why you hold that position, and then people can debate against you. This forum is not meant to polarize or antagonize people, simply...
by maddot 14 months ago
Why do Christians feel the need to tell us about their religious beliefs?I don't have a problem with Christianity or any religion for that matter, but I view religion/spirituality as a personal and privvate matter and feel that it's best kept that way unless one is specifically asked to expand on...
by Kiss andTales 23 months ago
Can the choice of our religious beliefs always be accepted by the Heavenly Father ?I just would like to know how many think that the Heavenly Father accepts all worship.Based on these scripture I think it is vital to have the correct choice what about you ?2Ti 3:7 always learning and yet never able...
by pisean282311 7 years ago
Ok..being atheist , you dont believe in any intelligent supreme being ...my question is, you began atheist because of your observiation , experience and what role has religion played in making you atheist?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|