If you live right you wouldn't hate on other religions. I love all religions and think at every one has a unique teaching and therefore a special quality in its followers. Now some people blame all this crap on one religion. That's not right. If you do that, you're not only disrespecting their religion, but also YOUR OWN. There won't ever be peace because the teachings and beliefs of various religions are all different. But you just have to accept other's mindset, even if it disagrees with your own.
They don't believe the same thing, and a lot of religious people are VERY opinionated and VERY religious. I actually don't care what you are. You can be Muslim, or a Jew, or and Atheist, or even a Satanist (the last one is a bit creepy in my opinion, though) and I will still like you for who you are (Unless you're a jerk face) and I am religious.
I would say politics play a bigger role in our inability to achieve peace amongst ourselves than religion. But, to answer your question directly; I don't share this perception. Very few, if any, people I know judge another based on their religion. I am not saying this doesn't happen, just I haven't noticed it being the norm. Race and ethnicity on the other hand, is a completely different answer. But, I do agree it is more than disheartening when I see such intolerant ignorance.
Not all people are like this although this could be because of the different beliefs between the two, because sometimes that causes arguments, discomfort, anger and other things. And we can't live in peace because people always find something to get upset about.
People are distrustful of people who differ from themselves. Why do gangs in adjacent neighborhoods not get along? Why can't political parties agree? It's "us" against "them". It's a flaw of human nature.
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I don't know about non-Christian religions but for those who claim to be Christian, it is merely a failure to be obedient to God just as our first parents Adam and Eve did. The scriptures are plain when it comes to how Christians should behave toward each other. They constantly encourage individual Christians to "love one another", "go one walking in love", "let all your affairs take place with love", and "have intense love for one another." (John 13:34; 1 Corinthians 16:14; Ephesians 5:2; 1 Peter 4:8) In fact according to John 13:34,35 any religion or individual claiming to be Christian who engages in any form of hate toward fellow Christians whether internally (Matthew 5:21,22) or externally has been rejected by Christ. (Matthew 7:21-23) As regards Christian behavior towards those of another religion the Bible clearly states that they must "work what is good toward all."-Galatians 6:10.
"Not all who sound religious are really godly people. They may refer to me as " Lord ", but still won 't get to heaven. For the decisive question is whether they obey my Father in heaven. At the Judgement many will tell me , Lord, Lord, we told others about you and used your name to cast out demons and to do many other great miracles. But I will reply, You have never been mine, Go away, for your deeds are evil,". ( Matthew 7:21-23). Living Bible. For person that asked the question.