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Last edited at 1:36AM on 1/23/2013
I see a lot of arguing between very strong Christians and Atheist's (even thou Atheism isn't a religion). I think it's very hard for people from either of these areas to come to terms on anything, because they are both so set in their ways. A Christian maybe looked down upon, by other Christians if they even admit to agreeing in one way or another with an Atheist. Also when people ask questions, a lot of the times Christians try to shove religion down their throats, even if that's not really what they are asking for.
4 months ago
Last edited at 2:06AM on 1/23/2013
Many of the zealots on this website do themselves a disservice by their words and "modeling" of their belief systems. Opposites attract quite often in their mind constructs of right and wrong. The "scientists" throw out the "method" as much as the "enlightened" throw out "the baby with the water".
The Christian fundamentalist zealots on this website drive away the center of Christian believers - primarily using their incessant attacks on atheists and anything they define as " left leaning" politically. They are they authors of their own faith's undoing through alienation of moderate believers. This is nothing new in any religion - throughout history, the zealots will eventually destroy the central tenets of a religion - usually by splintering it into sub-groups or sects.
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Last edited at 2:35AM on 1/23/2013
I don't see religion criticized as much as I see people criticized for how they portray their beliefs by using god and Jesus to justify their interpretation of their religion or stance...from both sides.
Christians - Why - The sin of Pride.Why fight so hard to deny God if they don't believe He exists? they don't want to be accountable to God for their actions, then it starts to make sense why they try so hard to convince others that God doesn't exist.
Islam is criticized throughout the world very much. But this is blessing in disguise. People due to curiosity want to see why it is criticized most. When they see the truth they follow Islam. The worlds most fastest growing religion is Islam.
A majority of the people on this site are American. The American population is 75% Christian, so the most discussed religion on this site tends to be Christianity. That means that, due to the nature of a balanced discussion, you will find criticisms of this belief system as well. Christianity also is one of the only religions on the world that actively tries to convert other people. When you attempt to push your religion onto others or, as in much of America, into laws, schools, and government, you open your beliefs up to criticism. Don't want your religion critically examined or criticized? Keep it to yourself.
I would say atheism is the most maligned, but it's not a religion so not under the parameters of your question.
I don't think any human should have the right to CRITICIZE another. We all share different beliefs and should respect each other's opinions. Whether Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Agnostic, Atheist, or anything else. We should all just respect one another's difference of opinion. =)