Lately, I've seen a lot of comments that accuse others of "hating" religion, god, the bible, Christ, Catholicism, the Pope, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism - you name it. However, the reality is that in a free and secular nation, nobody can be forced to believe, like, accept or even respect anyone else's beliefs. Nobody is free to openly discriminate or harm another person based on their beliefs, but speaking out against a religion or religious figure is a right covered by the first amendment to the Constitution.
Everybody is free to believe whatever they want in this nation. What they are NOT free to do, however, is force others to believe as they do or to force them to give their beliefs any special consideration. The fact is that no matter what a person's beliefs, there are religions they themselves do not believe in, accept or even respect. It's only when their own religious beliefs are challenged that some people suddenly feel angry and "disrespected".
It is my deep felt belief that those who display rage at others for not "respecting" their religion often do so out of insecurity because their own faith is not very strong. Someone who has unshakeable faith isn't threatened by another's disbelief or non-acceptance. So instead of getting angry at others for not sharing your "faith", perhaps people ought to do a little introspection and find out why their own faith is so lacking.