We are in a time where a select few individuals are so dogmatic that if you don't follow their belief system, you are wrong and going to hell and etc, and so forth. It is sad because I don't think that makes people strong or a nation great. All it does is pit one group against the other.
In fact, these days the discussion in this country and world is how to stake your ground and then argue against the side that believes differently about you. It is not about listening to one another and advancing this world forward in a positive way. It is not about hearing each other out so we can learn from one another.
When I grew up, the sect of churches I went to was the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (GARBC). Now these people could ostracize you quickly if you didn't adhere to their beliefs. All of their beliefs were backed up by scripture upon scripture verse found in the bible. They could argue with you for hours based upon the verses in the bible they knew.