Before I begin this thread, I need to lay down some explanations. There was once a Time, I tried to speak about this very subject, It, as these subjects can and often do, went awry. This is not my intention. What I want, is a discussion about Society And Beliefs and the perceived stereotypes that follow literally anyone who professes a belief in something. This is a difficult and some would rightfully site, dangerous topic, As Many when it comes to the idea of a Deity, Have more feelings than actual thoughts, I want to stress, This is not a Debate on the "existence of" thread. This topic, Is not intended for or to be used as a means of casting judging upon someone else's belief system. If a Thread such as this Can Exist, Then it is a testament to how reserved and enlightened we really are. I want to know, Why I can't talk about Science to my Christian Friends, And Why I can't talk about my beliefs in God, With my Science minded friends, Why do these two things conflict one another? I tell you, I've spent my whole life studying, I really have, But To either Side, When I profess a belief in the other, Both sides attack my intelligence, If I profess a belief in God to a scientist, Many will instantly make intellectual assumptions of me, Completely disregarding years upon years of actually knowing me. And, To be completely fair, I love Science, I will die loving Science, But, If I begin talking about how the universe formed in a scientific way to friends that are Christian, Well they are ready to fight. I am able to please no one, people expect me to choose a side and deny the other. Universally years of trying to sharpen my mind as fine as I can make it, Means nothing to anyone When I profess my beliefs openly, Literally, There is no way I can be myself Because these topics are so polarizing, It's unthinkable to believe both and not choose a side. Why? What is so wrong even Loving and knowing as much science as I do, What is so wrong with believing in something without proof? Do we not all do this same thing in one way or another? I'd like to hear anyone's thoughts.