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I've noticed that Athiest and Christians alike totally attack and flame eachother trying to prove to eachother that one of them is correct, when in reality, neither of them will accept the others "truth".
So why is this? Psycologically speaking, people "have to have their way, and make everyone believe what THEY think." This is a normall response to every human-to uphold his life view and spread it to others.
Also, Whichever you think is right or wrong, The only way people get the idea in the first place is by growing up and hearing about the "truth" all the time from the people around him/her. If everyone taugt athiesm to a boy/girl, they would grow up with that belief.
Why don't older people accept others truths as youths? Well, the youthfull mind is subject to others opinions because he/she is trying to find themselves in the world, and they care a lot more what others think of them. Older people already gained a "world view" and were taught not to give that up. So they fight and bicker about it.
Even people who say others are "close minded" are full of bogus crap. They often express this when you disallow either athiesm or christianity "facts" to sway you one way. Example: the preacher calls you stupid and close minded if you tell him you believe in athiest views. Example 2: You try to "preach the gospel" to an athiest in a public place. He calls you close minded because you don't get "his truth".....In both these scenarios, the priest and the atheist are themselves close minded because I bet they never studied in detail what the others "truths" really are. Since athiest views are taught in public schools however, christians have some more knowlage than most athiests who know fully about christianity, but some atheists do read a lot of the bible as well, but not as much.
So do you just flame or call names without knowing what the other sides full views are? ALL OF THE VIEWS??? There are lots of "christian denominations" such as catholics, evangelicals, mormons,- do you look at all of them?
This of course is just athiesm and christianity, and there are lots of other religions and scientific beliefs out there that other poeple accept as truth and others don't.