But it does not matter to such people. My theory is that these people have arbitrary opinions on religion because holding a wrong opinion has no 'real' consequences. It is not as if they'd get an F grade or magically lose two fingers, every time they express a vague, nonsensical or wrong opinion. If people begin to witness disappearing body parts, loss of increments, F grades and duck-outs as a result of expressing incorrect opinions then I am pretty sure they'd think twice about even holding just about any opinion they fancy. They wouldn't say things like "In my mind it feels right and I feel strongly about it and so I can do it". After all, Physics teacher Mrs Selvarani would not take a kind view to a communist perspective on physics that says "I feel F = m/a because in my mind it feels right and I feel strongly about it. Multiplication and division are basically mathematical symbols. All symbols are equal and so there should be no distinction among these two". My theory is that most people can't hold strong opinions of their own on physics, chemistry, math (basically science and other modern fields) and because holding strong opinions is very sexy and appealing, people vent out their pent up frustrations by holding arbit opinions on religion. As a result any monkey that can hold an opinion seems to hold one on religion.
Not that there is anything terribly wrong about it. Its just funny when, sometimes, open-mindedness is so close-minded. I am reminded of some men who refuse to say "no! I dont know" when asked for directions and say just about anything. Forget the arrogance such people have in assuming that the listener is not aware of communisim, science and all other *.isms. At a minimum they should say something that is at least loosely based on a reference material within the field. If not, it is wise to accept ignorance and say "I don't know" or at the very least not try and thrust a cliched opinion on the listener.