A person will have a belief whether it’s God, Allah, Buddha, or no belief at all. Then you’ll have another person that just HAS to try and prove the first person wrong and themselves right.
Personally I believe it’s either an inferiority complex or superiority complex or a combination of both. After all why else would someone have a NEED to prove someone wrong? And if you disagree with the person trying to prove you wrong you become stupid, you don’t understand, you don’t look at the facts, you are closed minded or some other insult that is meant to bully you into changing your mind or try to make you feel inferior and wrong about your belief.
I believe in a God, a supreme being, a super intelligence, or super-consciousness, something that is behind the perfect balance of the universe. But that is MY belief and you don’t have to waste your time trying to prove me wrong. You can have your belief and I can have mine. It’s simple, we are free, for now, and are entitled to our own beliefs.
If you feel like your belief has to be the one that is correct and you need to bash and shame, and insult those that do not believe in you then YOU have a problem. Every single person is entitled to their own thoughts, their own beliefs, and is free to express them. If you don’t agree, then fine, say so and move on. There are others that believe in what you feel is correct and those that believe in what I say are correct.
This “NEED” to prove oneself correct and the ONLY true “fact” is what leads to so much useless violence and wars. I can never understand why someone feels this NEED to pressure others to believe how they do.
I know people that believe in God, others that believe in other things and those that do not believe, but you know that is their right, I accept that and all I, and other that have their own beliefs, ask is to be left alone by those that “NEED” to be right.
There are people I will never agree with, fine, I don’t have to and I don’t have a problem with them either, until they get in my face.
Back in high school, I had this good friend that was SUPER religious and was trying his best to “save” me and convert me. I tried saying no a number of times politely but could not make him stop. So I started pressuring him that Anthology was the truth and what he believed wasn’t. When he asked me why I kept pushing this on him, I asked him why he had to push his belief on me. The light click, we both stopped and we remain friend to this day.
Even though I believe in a God like my friend was trying to convince me of, I do not hold the same belief as him. Am I right and he wrong? Is the atheist right? Who knows, no one does except the dead.
These are my beliefs and my thoughts and you know what is really great? You have your own and are entitled to them, until those that NEED to be right try and take those rights away.
James Darren Davis