Why all of the resentment, and violence via words and actions, towards those of

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  1. Azaurmyth profile image59
    Azaurmythposted 7 years ago

    Why all of the resentment, and violence via words and actions, towards those of other faiths?

    I'm Pagan and a Scientist-in-the-making, but I don't see the reason for all of the hurt. Even my mother does it to me when we're speaking of strictly science and not religion. But even so, why is there so much pain when it comes to difference of religion? Can't we all just put that aside and live a much fuller life for our efforts?

  2. Craig Suits profile image71
    Craig Suitsposted 7 years ago

    Sorry to say but people in general are primitive idiots with primitime beliefs and if you get in their face, you're gonna get hit with a primitive club.

    1. TomBlalock profile image78
      TomBlalockposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nah, you've got it all wrong. We conservatives just hit people with restrictive laws, instead. The club is too old school.

  3. Sri T profile image75
    Sri Tposted 7 years ago

    Everybody thinks they are right. Just like anything, there are many solutions to problems. A lot of religions claim that their way is the only path to God. This thought was designed to increase followers and to dominate the world. Also different religions and cults have achieved results with healings, miracles, etc...using their techniques, so naturally they think that they have found the true way. They also have found it effective to condemn other belief systems to keep control of their followers. Concepts like the devil or satan or some other symbol for evil have been used to shut down the exploration of other paths.

  4. Sherry Hewins profile image97
    Sherry Hewinsposted 7 years ago

    We should be able to put our differences aside. Just because we don't agree, or even if we think the other person's ideas are totally wrong, we should be able to treat one another with civility and respect.

    1. TomBlalock profile image78
      TomBlalockposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Can't agree more. I don't think very highly of paganism, because of many reasons, but I'll respect his right to follow it, and even sacrifice of myself so that he be allowed to continue to do so. Well said.

  5. TomBlalock profile image78
    TomBlalockposted 7 years ago

    If you stop thinking about it as "difference of religion" and start thinking of it as "differences of belief" you will get a bit further in the reasoning. Religion is just another scapegoat for human nature. Take capitalism vs. communism during the Cold War, even though Religion wasn't a major factor, as an example. You can even do conservatives vs. liberals, Nazi's vs. Jews, but when you really get down to it, it is part of the human condition that separates us by certain beliefs and ideals, and then causes us to clash when someone else with different beliefs is brought into the picture. I could go on at length, but you probably get the idea.

    I'd contrast the example mentioned before about evil, or Satan, with my own thoughts. While religion has been used to control by many people, over many years, the thought of right vs. wrong, good vs. evil, and such, isn't by necessity an extension of that. As humans, we have a fascination with white vs. black, immoral vs. moral, good vs. evil, light vs. dark, and on and on. The binary relationship exists in almost every aspect of our lives, and while the definition may be vague, evil does exist, to people, and in their religion. Satan is just a representation of it.

    1. Azaurmyth profile image59
      Azaurmythposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've tried "differences in belief". A lot of people take that to mean "religion" and I still get in arguments. Even about science, which is religion-less and data based as opposed to beliefs and feelings.


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