Why does it seem that many protestants/ND have low tolerance of other faiths? I know a few devout NDs who are almost afraid of anyone who doesn’t believe in Christianity. For example, they believe that Islam teaches that they should kill all Christians. I have read a bit of the Koran, at least the controversial parts, and I didn’t see any passages that command Muslims to do this. These same people are also ‘creeped out’ by Buddhism. While I definitely do not believe in Islam or Buddhism or anything of the sort, I still respect those who do follow those religions. They still observe God and look to Him for moral code and higher power. Something I really admire about the Catholic church, or at least what I learned in RCIA, is that the Church believes that people who are not one with the Church are still on a path of finding the Truth, and we should respect them for that, and pray that they find their way to the Truth.
Every time I hear comments about how ‘creepy’ Muslims are, how ‘violent’ they are, etc, I feel sick. There are extremists in every religion! Charles Mason, the Westboro Baptist Church, etc.
Somehow, religion ALWAYS comes up when I am with this group of people. When I am around things like this, what can I do to keep my cool, and present my argument in a calm way?