I don't understand the attitude so many people have that if they can follow a rule easily, then everyone else should be able to. Is this a religious thing? Or a lack of ability to "put yourself in others' shoes"? I see this on here a lot, and even with my own family. It even seems to me that more Christians are like this than any other religion. Is there some teaching in Christianity that says all people are alike, and so, can follow the same rules as everyone else??? Why can't people just accept that there are circumstances they will never experience or understand?
I'm talking about people who think divorce is wrong, C-sections are wrong, abortion is wrong, homosexuality is wrong, etc....and even little things in life that your family or friends do that you disagree with.
It even seems to me that more Christians are like this than any other religion
ITA. I see it first hand now and as I was growing up. I can't say every Christian I know isn't empathetic but the huge majority lack the understanding of empathy all together. They don't know it though :). I think it is because they place so much emphasis on what the Bible say about those situations that it clouds their ability to open up their heart to feel what it is like to be in that situation.Also, I have to clarify...Â it isn't ONLY Christians that lack empathy...it is the humans in general. I meet and see people all the time that just can't understand that not everyone is just like them or should act like them. I have a hard time dealing with people that are like that because I am very very empathetic to EVERYONE. So sometimes, I have to put myself "in the shoes" of others who don't so I can understand them.
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I also think, if someone believes their belief or religion or way of life is the ONLY way, then that basically means you have to at some level lack empathy and understanding for the world. Because it prevents the person from allowing room for diversity and difference and realizing there is no one right way. That is JMO though.
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