In the 15 years that I have been in practice, I so often run in to close mindedness and prejudice. 
It truly is saddening, and at times maddening, to listen to people speak, to quote scriptures as if that is the only truth, to hide behind old prejudice that has no place in 2015.

Far too many, express fear in the unknown, tied in with deep prejudice, but history has shown us, time and time again the unknown, is where the true gifts are discovered. Or as Gandhi said: Be the change, you want to see in the world.

The unknown is where our consciousness can connect with a higher, more evolved sense of knowing.      

A wise Jewish man once wrote:
      “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed. The insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms—this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.”  
Albert Einstein

The great philosophers and scientists, most often did not hide behind one god, one religion but respected all concepts of god-like energy around us. None of them, pretended once to know the full truth beyond what the eye sees.
From Gandhi to Einstein to so many others. If we in any way would have limited their growth their great knowledge then we, the people would have been the losers.
But by embracing their expansive knowledge in the universe, we have acquired many of their thoughts and wisdom to our beings.

Being phased with adversity because of religious or other reason is nothing new in history. Most recent we can look at the Jewish population, almost being wiped out because of outrageous views of one person. And in 2015 in certain parts of our planet, we see refugees flee wars in Syria, being forced in to exile, because that population is not willing to cave in to religious fanaticism. 

It is our duty as human beings, to show compassion and understanding, to stop prejudice thought in its tracks. 
Instead of pointing fingers and demanding or insisting on truth that is not founded in reality, stop and ask - What are your beliefs, what is it that you follow.
Does it bring good to the world, harmony and peace?
If any, or all of those adjectives resonate and good, then let the person be in peace, let the person practice their faith without prejudice.

This update, is written because today, I was phased with the greatest insult and the greatest prejudice I ever though I would encounter in my career. I was left speechless.
Unfair practice, accusations, ignorance is no excuse for loathing and hatred. We do not arrive at a more peaceful world, by focusing on only the negative.