posted on May, 18 2012 @ 12:37 PM
Almost every religion I know as well as most religious people I know get offended when someone says something about their beliefs.
There are many reasons for this.
1. Most highly religious people are entirely close-minded about the possibility of any other religion being correct or "more correct" than their
own. Therefore, they see any attack on their religion as a personal attack or at least an attack on everything they believe in.
2. Many highly religious people are not that informed on their own faith, its history, or even specific parts of the religion that are now outdated or
viewed as morally wrong. For example, how many Christians know that in more than one place in the Bible (specifically Leviticus), it advocates DEATH
as a fitting punishment for homosexuals. Is there ANY actual Christian who would agree to this, even though it is right there in the Book? I don't
3. Many highly religious people have preset notions about the beliefs of other faiths, without ever taking the time to actually educate themselves on
said faiths. If they did, they'd realize just how similar many of them are. Indeed, quite a few of the world's major religions share certain people
as key figures of the faith. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam specifically share many people and ideas, and holy lands. Buddhism and Hinduism also
share many concepts.
The bottom line, such discussion threatens their way of life, and so it immediately takes on an adversarial tone, instead of a polite discussion. On
the flip side, there do exist many highly religious people who can detach and have a serious conversation about their faith and comparative religion,
but they are rare breeds.