Something that I will never understand is the people of this world's inability to live and let live. It doesn't make any sense. I have grown up in a traditional Catholic home, and have taken many of the teachings to heart. I strongly keep faith a central part of my life, pray daily, etc. But I haven't been to Church in a very long time, and was never really a "regular" at it. Also, I'm too much of a scientist to buy into a lot of the teachings as fact, such as the ideas of Creationism. I look at them more as parables, and accept them as teachings. I have friends that are agnostics and athiests. (Old dojo-goers might remember my good friend Neal/A Little Piece of Nothing. He is an athiest) I don't even both talking with them about it. I just accept that nobody is going to fully understand me or where I'm coming from, much like I don't fully understand them.
I firmly believe that religion is a personal thing to each person, and each person's "definition" of their faith is different. That said, i don't understand why people have to be so antagonistic about everything. What is it about both sides that keeps them from shutting up about the other long enough to look inward and get a firm grasp on their own thoughts and what they believe?