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From my past experiences I've noticed a trend that, the more faith or belief a person has (or say they have) in their religion, the quicker they are to get angry when people challenge their beliefs. From what I understand being challeneged and holding stead-fast is the whole point of faith. Why, then, do these people fall back on emotions instead of falling back on their faith? Is this a symptom that their faith might be much weaker than they would have us believe?

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closed as not constructive by Richard Sep 19 '11 at 16:29

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The idea of the question is interesting, but it might be unanswerable. I'm not really sure what enhancements could be suggested, but I think some are needed. – dancek Sep 19 '11 at 16:16
This is an interesting question. However, it doesn't really fit the format of a good StackExchange question. See Good subjective, bad subjective for more info. – Richard Sep 19 '11 at 16:29
yeah, I can't think of a better way to ask. oh well – DForck42 Sep 19 '11 at 17:14
Interesting yes; good SE question no. AS an "answer" I would say there are actually different kinds of extreme. Many of the most extreme folks I know in both action and belief are the least ruffled by any challenge and in fact welcome it. Others are only extreme in the stances they take, not in their knowledge of them. There seems to be a kind of extremeness born of ignorance and a self defense mechanism must protect against attack and doesn't like to get it's feet wet, and another kind of extreme born out of conviction and assurance that is immune to attack and loves to swim with the sharks. – Caleb Sep 19 '11 at 22:50
See also: Dunning-Kruger effect. – TRiG Sep 30 '11 at 17:18

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