I sometimes wonder if the religious zealots could stop for a moment, step back, and listen to themselves and compare what they are saying to what other, equally zealous, groups are saying, if they might realize just how ridiculous they sound. Then I come back to reality where I realize “of course not, they are zealots, they can’t look at ANYTHING from another perspective.”
This brings me to a thought; we’ve had so many posts around here recently on empathy and how religions desire compassion and all this other fluffy bullshit, I realize that, if these religions really desire empathy and the ability to step back and look at the world from another viewpoint, why are they so hostile when someone tries to present them with another viewpoint? It could just be that it’s 2:35 A.M. and my brain is a bit slow at the moment, but it’s really an interesting thought. Empathy=good but contradiction=bad.