Why is it that no matter what the religious belief or lack of belief, humans naturally assume that anyone who disagrees with them is irrational/stupid/brainwashed/etc? I don't believe that. I think people believe what they do for a reason. Otherwise why believe it? I think that often their positions are well reasoned in their own mind. We all have basic premises that are difficult to question because we often dont even recognize them. Its even harder to step back from them and try to look at them from another point of view. I think we would learn alot more from our discussions with each other if we simply stepped back and asked ourselves, what reasons do they have for their beliefs? What premises lead to them? Simply labelling people stupid or irrational because they disagree with us is arrogant and isnt reality.