People have this "them and us" mentality. I believe it's the same thing sports fanatics have criticizing other teams. It feels good to be a part of something that makes you feel superior to another group, for some reason, just a flaw in evolution or maybe something that once helped us survive in tribes. I dunno. For me I'd rather be on the right team rather than the "I'm scared of going to hell team" People who rule by fear are NEVER the good guys imo. They even have to invent a homosexual agenda lie because their arguments aren't good enough to stand on their own.
Why is tradition supposed to overrule people's feelings?
Totally. I used to really think dislike tradition, reasons being like your post.
Now I separate it from other activities...
It helps that gays can get married now...some people really want some tradition in their life.