It's my opinion that most monotheistic religion's foundations are based on morality, but not self-morality.
Instead of focusing on the self and their relationship with God, instead of changing themselves to lead a better and more right (to them) life, some of them feel they need to change everyone around *them* to *their* way. They paint whole lots of people with the same brush calling them sinners so they don't have to change themselves to feel right (to them), but it is *others* that should change.
They feel it's their "duty" to "convert" others -- which means shouting it from the rooftops. And in this modern day, people are less willing to take faith at face value anymore, so some of them are feeling threatened -- and what does a cornered animal do? They attack!
I feel this is why so many are increasing their damnation speech and bringing out the things I certainly don't like about Christianity, and that I don't think Jesus would've liked either.
I think Jesus would denounce his 21st century church. It's no longer about loving Him and each other, it's about weeding out the sinners and throwing them in the pit.
Morality is such a objective thing. To me, using God's name to blast people is immoral and disrespectful to God (if there is one) and to Christians.
I think using a religion to separate instead of bring together is immoral.
People's faith is such a personal thing, and I don't think anyone should tamper with others' lives to make themselves feel more rightious.
I find when I want to convince someone of something, it is always best to lead by example, not by force.
Love and Peace