This is the thing that always gets me about religious apologetics. The speaker — especially Christians in my experience, but I’ve seen it from Muslims and Buddhists as well, and I have no reason to think anybody else is any different — takes the plausibility of their own mystical, mythical, supernatural tradition for granted. As though the question of whether a divinity exists rests just on the plausibility of the stories in the Bible or Koran, or on the historicity of a particular prophet or guru.
How can you be fair to those people? What does it mean to treat their inner lives with as much respect as you expect for your own? Are you capable of distinguishing the preferences that stem from habit, culture, and upbringing from actual evidence for your beliefs and theirs?
It’s worth thinking about.
Its not fair to blame the God, for the misdeeds of followers, you can’t blame the Brand like Mercedes or Toyota if the weak driver bangs the car ! What we need is tolerance to the opposing views and people. Use of intellect and arguments to convince, but if other party is not convinced then just leave the matter there. .thats it:
We have to practice what we preach:
“All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them. for this is the law and the prophets.[Matthew 7:12 similarly Luke 6:31]
“..be good to your parents, kinfolks, orphans, the helpless, near and far neighbors who keep company with you..” [Qur’an;4:36].
“You like for the people what you like for yourself, and you dislike for them what you dislike for yourself.”[Sayings of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)Al-Tirmidhi Hadith,11, 1334]
“What is hateful to you, do not to your fellowmen. That is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary”.: Talmud, Shabbat 31:a