"Rely not on the teacher/person, but on the teaching. Rely not on the words of the teaching, but on the
spirit of the words. Rely not on theory, but on experience.Do not believe in anything simply because you
have heard it. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. Do
not believe anything because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything because it is
written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and
elders. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is
conducive to the good and the benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it."
- the Buddha
this was an excerpt from a posting in http://sgforums.com
so learn to believe correctly. many simply are just superficial and are deluded by prejudices. some are carried away by lust and delude it as 'love'. some thought they are righteous when actually they are the opposite. some preach so much craps freedom of speech when their behaviour is no different from tyrants.