Why do people get offended when somone says an opposing view about their relegion? Watch
This type will be equally offended when the difference of opinion relates to brexit, tax, footballl, food or fashion.
Other people are religious zealots or fundamentalists who believe that their chosen religion/ interpretation of religion is special and must be obeyed by all.
A dose of reality leaves them highly offended.
It seems that some people are allowed to say whatever they like in support of their religion but whenever someone disagrees with them and says it's not real they get offended. Why?
I used to feel attacked because religion meant a lot to me. Like I was Muslim and Islam literally means "submmission".
Taught by her ultra-traditionalist catholic family that people reject catholicism solely to torment catholics.
She ended up married to a bellowing militant atheist.
People get offended when others are trying to be offensive.
Neurologically speaking, there would be an increased activation with the religious arguments in what’s called the “default mode network.” To quote the study: That’s a collection of brain structures implicated “in mind wandering, in memory, in thinking about yourself and your identity,” Psychologists have been circling around a possible reason religious and political beliefs are so stubborn: Partisan identities get tied up in our personal identities. Which would mean that an attack on our strongly held beliefs is an attack on the self. And the brain is built to protect the self.
Basically, when you attack someone's religious and even political beliefs they would be engaging the same regions of the brain where we contemplate our identities and feel threats. And it’s presumably within these circuits that the roadblocks to accepting facts lie.
The brain processes such information (or information about strongly held beliefs) differently (and perhaps with more emotion) than it processes more mundane facts. It can help explain why attempts to correct misinformation can backfire completely, leaving people more convinced of their convictions.
Sorry, I totally nerded out, I just find this really interesting
It's the Vox article I used a basis for my essay on it (before I went to more academic articles) Am not going to risk saying misinformation when it's not my specialty and I like the way they explained it. Information remains regardless whether it's from my memory or quoting the study's findings.