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Here is a more complete reply, now that I have time. Forgive me for the way I quote your words.
You said: "Such a lens makes things bleak and lifeless, because that is what it teaches about things that aren't in accordance with its rules. How else can someone look at another person and condemn him without knowing him? The opposite is the case, and it is the lens that is bleak and lifeless. "
Ah, you must not misinterpret my words, or at least try not to. I condemn no one. The perception I speak of adds to the idea that one should have a meaningful love in looking at man, as all man has been condemned, a rejoicing love considering that all men are called to salvation, and a sorrowful, patient love for those who reject the invitation.
The ones who fill me with sorrow are those who ignore the love, or reject it without even knowing it. That is the majority of the world.
Then there are the few. The poets, the lovers, the wise, the silent. They hold sway often only to the few, to the many they are an obstacle, as the Cornerstone was.