The hatred people direct at those who are different to them doesn’t even begin to compare to the hate people reserve for those who are extremely similar to them.
-Metafilter User Flashboy
Flashboy was commenting on a fairly heated argument over Metafilter vs. BoingBoing (both popular news websites), but the quote works in a lot of contexts. Democrats vs. Republicans. Clemson fans vs. Carolina fans. Any two of the thousands of denominations of Christianity. It’s a very versatile observation.