Why do different religions hate each other?

@Ashida (1370)
United States
January 15, 2007 10:04am CST
I have never understood this. How can followers of one religion despise those who follow a different religion? Is there some sort of referral system for worshpping? I mean, when you look at all the wars, suffering and hate caused in the name of religion, it just seem to make any sense. Can someone clarify this?
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@moneymind (10520)
• Philippines
16 Jan 07
i do not understand it myself but i think it has some thing to do with human imperfection. those culture and way of interpretting and understanding the concept of religion really varries from person to person and nutured by the culture they grow up with contributes a lot to this 'hate' issue. greetings. : )
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@Ashida (1370)
• United States
16 Jan 07
I think that has some validity -- would you say that it's more what people do in the name of religion rather than religion itself?
@Ashida (1370)
• United States
16 Jan 07
by the way -- you guys are making it hard to choose a best response!
@rye_ter (257)
• Philippines
15 Jan 07
Because of different beliefs and culture each of the us belong and that belief bring us to defend it from anyone who contadicts it or who threatens it. We people are diverse and created by our past to worship who we think is the reason of our living. For me no matter how many religions are there, still there is only one God. And He was disguise into diffrent name that evryone like to worship but still He is it.
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@Ashida (1370)
• United States
15 Jan 07
that's a great answer -- I hadn't thought about it that way -- so would you say there's some sort of insecurity involved? I appreciate the thoughtful response!
• United States
16 Jan 07
I don't get it either. Religions teach love, not hate. People need to learn to agree to disagree then remove nose from neighbors' business. I can't see a god that wants his/her followers to kill. It makes no sense at all. If ya can't love one another, IGNORE one another. Seems pretty simple to me.
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@sunita64 (6470)
• India
22 Jan 07
it is just human ego and then ignorance about religion that leads to this quarrel , if we go deeper in any religion we will find that no religion teaches us to fight.
@Ashida (1370)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Yeah -- you're right. I should have rephrased the question becasue I can't think of any religions that teach hatred. It's what people do to them that engenders that.