Having a belief gives us a focus and helps with self-esteem and confidence issues. Beliefs keep us grounded, give us a sense of purpose, a sense of being and help us to continue to stay focused.
That’s not the problem. The problem is that non-believers may begin to interfere with our beliefs in a way that can potentially cause conflict. Non-believers generally have little tolerance for those who believe and in doing so, become judgmental instead of being accepting of other people’s beliefs.
It is generally accepted that we’re different and will hold different beliefs. That is what makes us unique and it acceptable. What isn’t acceptable is not understanding, being intolerant, thinking we know, and then standing in judgment on other people’s beliefs and opinions.
We can bring our own thinking into any equation, but it’s not okay to have an attitude or being judgmental. That comes across as arrogance and has a connotation of passing harsh judgments in a condescending way that belittles those with their beliefs.
It has always been accepted that people will have their opinions and will therefore make their own judgments, but we should never be judgmental in our attitude towards others. Whatever our beliefs, judging others isn’t acceptable.