I think the problem is wanting to be "right".
We sadly live in a world of extremes; yes or no, black or white, left or right. Those who chose a colored view of the world are considered weak, or frail, or dangerous. People who want more choices then two extremes are cowards, who can't get off the "fence".
But see... Most people ARE like that. Most people are able to say that they want this from political party A, that from political party B, and some stuff from political parties C, D and E. Some folks want to combine religion and science. I'm... Not sure how they'll be able to handle that, but good luck! At least these religious folks aren't trying to kill me because I don't believe in what they're saying. Which is a big step up from most of human civilization.
We're influenced since birth to fit into specific molds. And when we can to see what's out of that mold, like THAT mold, over there... Well we're suddenly a risk. A wild thinker. A loose cannon.
For centuries, people have been typecast. Because of the color of their skin, gender, age, wealth or lack thereof, etc. And even today, when we can get pretty pictures from my cellphone with a signal that was bounced off a satellite in SPACE... Some people look at me with a strange look when I walk around with my beautiful partner. Who happens to be a damn sexy shade of hot cocoa brown. And I happen to be as white as milk. Or a sheet of printing paper, take your pick.
The internet brings anonymity. Meaning you can act like an asshole, and there's a fair chance you won't get a consequence because of that. These people forgot what it was to be a child. When I was a kid and acted badly, I was punished. And I learned not to act badly, because:
1- Aforementioned punishment, and
2- I don't like hurting people.
Religion, like politics, are usually vials of recently-shaken nitroglycerin. Just... waiting to explode. I've had conversations about these things with friends in my real life. And we've never called each other rude names because of it. We call each other rude names on a daily basis, but that's a totally different story. :)
But the internetz... They allow everyone with a keyboard and a connection to express their views. Even when they are imbeciles.
And it only takes one rotten apple to start and spread its disgusting, acidic juices all over the other apples, and thus ruining the whole basket.
Now if you'll excuse me, I suddenly want an apple. And wash it thoroughly first. :)