As you can tell by my recent posts, I have been exploring Buddhist sites. During my visits to these sites I have run into several very nasty Buddhists. All you need to do is question their particular dharma and their hard-earned equanimity evaporates. The irony is that these Buddhists present themselves as accomplished practitioners. Likewise, when I was spending more time on Christian sites I found several really angry, nasty Christians. Question their holy doctrines and they strike out without a thought of turning the other cheek.
Sure, I get that you can’t judge a belief system by a few of its believers, but the irony still amazes me. After all, their sites are supposedly all about preaching the virtues of their religion but virtue is not something they demonstrate well.
Similarly, while atheists are suppose to be the nastiest and meanest of people, I have found several that are utterly delightful. Just goes to show, you can’t just a person by their stereotypes.
Questions for Readers:
- What traits do you find “nasty” in religious bloggers?
- Should we expect more out of people who advertise the virtues of their faith?
- Should we bother to try and learn from nasty folks?