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Why do people hate eachother over silly beliefs?

  1. profile image53
    nonto21posted 6 years ago

    What has happened to this beautiful world, that we would destroy eachother so? What is the purpose of anything, if all one has is hate and angst.

    1. pennyofheaven profile image78
      pennyofheavenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You might be focusing on about 3% of the world population. Gosh its still a beautiful world!

  2. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Only the willful ignorant hate. wink

    Purpose under duality has two uses- (a) positive or (b) negative.

    If one sets their purpose based on positive understanding, then they are less likely to be willful ignorant and less likely to spread hate or angst.

    If one sets their purpose based on negative understanding(skewed perception), then they are more likely to be willful ignorant and more likely to spread hate angst.

    1. profile image53
      nonto21posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      How can we fix it? What can we do to better the lines of communication, concerning personal behavior and attitude?

      The real question, the one I should be asking is; How much better would our world fair without belief?

      1. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Equal access to all forms of education and knowledge.
        To point it out. This causes a subconscious impact(which acts like a seed) and repeating it to the same individual will eventually force individual responsibility and accountability with regards to actions. Many people really don't pay close enough attention to their own actions.
        You cannot do away with "belief". You can only do your best to understand what a "belief" is to start off and once you do that or any individual does that, then they have to face the fact that their beliefs are not actually true, but realize they have convinced themselves that their belief is controlling and damaging their life, as well as, the lives of others.

        Increased self awareness will help, if one realizes it's necessary. Otherwise, they will constantly use irrationality to support their rationalized justification for holding a belief.

  3. steinbergr profile image72
    steinbergrposted 6 years ago

    It is a beautiful world that we live in, but from the begging of time humans have been at war with each other.  I don't know how familiar you are with the Bible but when Adam and Eve left the garden if Eden they had 2 sons Cain and Abel. Then in the second generation of man Cain killed his brother Abel.

    We are in trying times, people are just not willing to talk any more. It is nearly impossible to have a civilized political discussion, every one is too wrapped up in their own opinions. I currently live in the middle east and see daily how ultra orthodox Jews do disgusting things in the name of religion, and on the flip side we are under attack from Islamic extremists...

    Religion is meant to teach you how to act. In the Torah it says "love thy neighbot as thy self." Apparently not every religion holds this idea.

    1. pennyofheaven profile image78
      pennyofheavenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes agree. There has also been much love in the world since the beginning of time.

      Perhaps it is more that not everyone loves thy self?

      Religion can only point to. It is up to us to look at what they are pointing to and try not to look at the finger pointing. What they are pointing to can only be confirmed from within.

      If we do not love thy self how then can we love another? If we do not know thy self how can we love thy self?

      When we are in that space where we know a lot more about thy self and begin to love thy self we are often far more accepting and forgiving of others when they err in their own chosen ways.

      This is largely because we realize we cannot choose for anyone else but our "self".

      1. Castlepaloma profile image75
        Castlepalomaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Penny
        Many may call that being selfish, where I call it serving oneself first in order to serve others better

        Religiousness would serve their God first and then compete with the other 10,000 gods or non believer in the world. Then in the end it makes a less friendly world

        1. Castlepaloma profile image75
          Castlepalomaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Still after all said and done, I have this uncommon thinking that the world is a better place anyways.

        2. pennyofheaven profile image78
          pennyofheavenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          If we do not view/experience God as separate from our 'self' then we are serving God. If we view God as separate then for sure what I say may be perceived as selfish.

          Our ongoing journey to self discovery will determine how we will experience God.

          Each persons journey is unique. What we discover or not will determine how we view the world and everything in it.

  4. Hugh Williamson profile image89
    Hugh Williamsonposted 6 years ago

    "Why do people hate each other over silly beliefs?"


    If "beliefs" refers to religion vs. atheism, remember there is no proof of a universal organizer nor is there any proof for a lack of one.

    We all like to think that our "beliefs" are actually facts. and so we  may feel threatened when someone challenges our "beliefs."

    Strange that we would hate and kill for mere beliefs.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image75
      Castlepalomaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, the War of the fantasy ,
      I won't even kill something to eat it anymore.

      1. Hugh Williamson profile image89
        Hugh Williamsonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Neither will I and I eat very little meat.

        After a lifetime of being around all sorts of animals, I'm convinced that when they're taken to slaughter, they know exactly where they are going.

    2. pennyofheaven profile image78
      pennyofheavenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Gladly beliefs change.

 
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