For some of us, religion serves as the foundation for us to use as a reference to how we live our lives and as a guide to our social conducts. Many of us have been conditioned into a religion since we were little and our perspectives and personal convictions tend to be strong when it comes to a particular religion.
Facing insults is indeed overwhelming, what more if it is directed at our religion, a belief system that we have been raised into believing of its validity and existence. However, we need to realize that there will be groups or individuals that will throw insults at our religion without proper research and understanding. As this often happens, it won’t be productive or rational of us to stop at being offended or resort to retaliation. A proper response would be to respond to them intellectually and objectively with hopes to persuade the other party to reconsider the correctness of their arguments or statements from the perspective of our religion as well as to have a mental effort of our own to investigate whether the assumptions are correct or not.