Typical territorial aggression and zero-sum thinking in my opinion. The world can have more than enough functional programmers using whatever style of functional programming they want but within even that community people want to prove their style of functional programming is best.
I've been guilty of this kind of behavior as well. It's hard to escape human nature and programmers at the end of the day are just people. It's especially annoying in programming because we are supposed to be problem solvers and not worry about religious wars over tools and practices.
I both recognize this as stuff I actively reject, while also knowing I’m guilty at times in one way or another.
Yup. It's a work in progress I think for most people.
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