Theory on why Atheists and Theists would rarely see eye to eye
First of all, i'm posting this not to seek an argument or the sort, but only to air my opinion and see if anyone would agree with me or would benefit from it. My ultimate goal of course is to learn how to effectively interact with others having a set of beliefs totally different from my own.
Having said that, here goes:
I believe that a person's perception of reality is based on beliefs or truths he/she has accepted (remember reading about this, but can't quite remember from what school of thought this idea came from originally). Therefore, its possible for people who live on different beliefs to see reality differently. We can then see the difficulty of something as simple of even explaining or describing one's perception of reality to another, especially when their beliefs are so different.
An example would be two children playing with a white colored toy. Now lets say that child1 is wearing shades tinted blue, and child2 is wearing shades tinted green. At one point child1 who wears the blue shades comments,"this is a nice blue toy," child2 would try to correct him saying, "No, that is a green toy". Now the argument would never end, with each child trying to convince the other.
Neither is lying, nor is anyone being dishonest and both earnestly believe in what they say. Its just that neither child can comprehen why his friend just cannot see things the way he does.
So what do you think?