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Dorian Gray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-26-06 11:33 PM
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25. Too many people
identify their SELF with their religious beliefs. They belive that the foundations of their belief (or non-belief) is at the core of who they are as people. Whether raised in a belief system or converted to said belief system, that system is inextricably linked to who they are as people in a way that politics or other beliefs may not be.

Hence the touchy touchy.
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  -Why do people get so touchy when discussing religion? Philosoraptor  Jul-21-06 08:26 AM   #0 
  - Easy answer to that  wug37   Jul-21-06 08:30 AM   #1 
  - My take  OhioBlues   Jul-21-06 08:30 AM   #2 
  - becaues it's impossible...look at the middle east.....  jus_the_facts   Jul-21-06 08:30 AM   #3 
  - I think it's because for most people....  LynzM   Jul-21-06 08:31 AM   #4 
  - Probably because nothing in the world looks stupider  Warpy   Jul-21-06 08:31 AM   #5 
  - because  JitterbugPerfume   Jul-21-06 08:31 AM   #6 
  - Because there isn't a clear standard of what is and isn't offensive  Donald Ian Rankin   Jul-21-06 09:03 AM   #7 
  - A rabbi explained it this way to me, so here goes:  no_hypocrisy   Jul-21-06 09:06 AM   #8 
  - It is discouraging to discover  Lowell   Jul-21-06 09:08 AM   #9 
  - I think it is because the questions and statements  TallahasseeGrannie   Jul-21-06 03:39 PM   #10 
  - If someone is not willing to have their beliefs questioned or discussed...  Finder   Jul-21-06 05:08 PM   #11 
  - Discussion of Theology isnt only about questioning ones believes  Jeroen   Jul-24-06 05:53 PM   #15 
  - I Think That Sounds Absurd  Southpawkicker   Jul-25-06 09:07 PM   #19 
  - Now If I Said That TG  Southpawkicker   Jul-25-06 09:06 PM   #18 
  - To many people,  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Jul-21-06 11:47 PM   #12 
  - People believe for emotional reasons  cosmik debris   Jul-22-06 10:13 AM   #13 
  - Because it is like playing soccer without goals - but seriously: I agree  Jeroen   Jul-24-06 05:45 PM   #14 
  - Emotions Aren't Wrong  Southpawkicker   Jul-25-06 09:09 PM   #20 
  - Because its intensely personal  nemo137   Jul-25-06 12:36 AM   #16 
  - People get touchy because they are insecure in their beliefs.  smirkymonkey   Jul-25-06 08:16 PM   #17 
  - True Faith=No Doubts?  Southpawkicker   Jul-25-06 09:11 PM   #21 
  - Not necessarily no doubts, but serious underlying doubt is what  smirkymonkey   Jul-26-06 12:13 PM   #23 
  - I want to agree...  Dorian Gray   Jul-26-06 11:39 PM   #26 
  - Actually, I was always taught (in two different denominations no less)  Lydia Leftcoast   Jul-25-06 11:42 PM   #22 
  - However, most of the people that get REALLY upset are usually  smirkymonkey   Jul-26-06 12:17 PM   #24 
  - that seems a poor version of faith.  ulysses   Jul-27-06 11:27 AM   #29 
  - Too many people  Dorian Gray   Jul-26-06 11:33 PM   #25 
  - Because death is inevitable.  Dissenting_Prole   Jul-27-06 09:05 AM   #27 
  - I have to admit, I get touchy...I just hide it really well.  Evoman   Jul-27-06 10:57 AM   #28 

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