maybe it's not really the beliefs they feel threatened by...June 20 2011 at 1:26 AM
Kate (Login kateothelamp)
Response to Why are people so threatened by other beliefs?
...maybe it's the fear of the actions that could result from those beliefs.
I am not threatened at all if someone's religious beliefs or concept of God is different than mine. That might be the way God was revealed to that person.
I would feel threatened if that person's religious beliefs included that I am a person to be feared and hated, or that they should do violence against me because my beliefs are different than theirs.
If I was an atheist, it wouldn't bother me if other people believed in God or wanted to pray.
It would bother me if they tried to make me pray, or force me to make a profession of faith.
It does not threaten me that other people have different political views than I do.
I do feel threatened if another political party is in power and they pass laws and regulations that conflict with things that I believe in, that are important to me.