Why is that? I have an educated guess.
First, some background.
I consider myself a pluralist, which means, among other things, that I believe in religious coexistence. For that purpose, I attended an interfaith seminary several years ago and ran a small organization for a few years, whose primary aim was to heal divides.
Noticing Lack of Tolerance
Most of the interfaith events I’ve attended were about increasing tolerance and creating harmony. I felt at home with those goals in mind. That is why I was so confused when I encountered intolerance.
At first, I thought it was only the Christians.
For instance, I met people who used to be Christian and were now ‘spiritual but not religious,’ who seemed to have less tolerance for Christianity than other traditions. I’d taken that path, so it didn’t surprise me (I’ll explain why in a moment).