Belief is a form of safety, and by challenging someone’s beliefs, you are literally threatening their safety.
If you don’t want to hear it, or are afraid it might make sense and break your heart, stop reading.
If you’re on your last thread connecting you to God, and you want someone who believes in God to say the stuff “out loud” you’re not allowed to even think, I’m your guy.
If you want to talk one on one, I’m not that hard to reach. If you ask me a question in person, and I notice my answer is making you noticeably agitated, I’ll stop right there. Peoples beliefs are often tied to real world actions. Like you married someone, or you chose your profession, or you moved to another country, because of what you believe.
Changing belief systems can literally disassemble your life, this is why the older you get, the less likely you are to change. The human mind – as a form of self preservation and sanity – is largely unwilling to concede, “I was wrong, and I based years of my life that I can’t get back off of that wrong decision.” That, friends, is a crisis, and who wants to deal with that?
If you want the blue pill, stop here. The red pill is is in my blog post, where I’m probably talking about religion, philosophy, and politics, and I linked you here to warn you before you proceed.
How to read
There’s a difference between reading, and hate-reading. Reading is where you look at all the words, comprehend them, and only ascribe to the author what he actually said. Hate-reading is where you blindfold one eye, and pour rubbing alcohol in the other.
The problem with the internet, is that people will often comment before they read, or they will hate-read. What makes things worse is that the only way to find out if they fall into either category, is to engage them as if they did read the text in question.
In the words of wise King Solomon, “This also is vanity and a great evil.”