But why, though? What is it about that combination of factors seems to fairly reliably make people into hateful phobic assholes? This is my very rough theory, and I'd love a discussion about it.
1) We encounter Something New.
2) Search for meaning/understanding.
3) Evaluate the belief against existing beliefs.
4) Accept (or reject) the new Belief.
5) Consequences (integration) of New Belief
What do you think?