Not sure this is the right forum - Just expressing my thoughts and wasn't sure where to put this.
I can't believe how many threads these days bash on religion and political ideology, how many threads are made that seek out to explain who a person
is and the way they act based on their belief system, based on which political party they choose to align with. The problem is not these attributes -
Everyone is bound to believe they are in the right - That they are on the high-ground, that their specific set of beliefs are true and right. Even
someone who is neutral and passive chooses to be that way because they believe it to be the correct way to be, we don't align ourselves with beliefs
and ideas we don't believe in - We align ourselves with religions, political ideas, beliefs, etc that we believe to be correct and true and often
reinforce our alignment in various ways.
Even God himself believes he is on the moral high ground - Many believe this to be an absolute and I am not here to discuss this philosophy but rather
point out that everyone is tied to their way of viewing things in major ways.
Regardless of what you do or do not believe in, regardless of what ideas you like or dislike, it all depends on how you interact with these beliefs
and ideas with others that show who you are inside, how you take the information you believe to be true. How you apply it to your own life and how you
interact with others.
We all get to see the worst examples because the worst examples are the loudest. We see the atheist who yells out " Evolution is true, Christians are
stupid and need to wake up " - ( Even though Christians DO believe in evolution Just don't believe humans came from monkeys ). We all get to see the
Christians who yell out " Atheists are going to hell for not believing in God! " We all get to see the "conservative" who threatens an abortion
clinic, or any other number of example going on these days. These are not teachings and interactions taught by any of these groups, these are not
actions and state of minds approved by the organizations themselves, but individuals within. These are attributes are obtained either by the person
themselves, or passed down by people ( especially parents ) who believe they are more entitled because they believe themselves to be better than the
other people based on their own views - whether learned or obtained.
I suppose what it boils down to is that everything bad comes from pride . Yeah, it's biblical, but still, I see it to be true - though I think you're
alright if you don't agree with me!
- I don't know exactly how a person comes to be this way, I don't know why people of all beliefs/lack thereof
are subject to inherit a sense of superiority, but I think the world would be a better place if we just agreed that this is part of human nature and
cannot be blamed on any one thing. ( Lately, it's Christianity )
Let's keep trying to deny ignorance, ATS
Peace to you all
For clarification, "entitled" has different definitions
-having the right or permission to do something
-believing oneself to be inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment.
The first one I am for - We have our rights, we should be able to express ourselves and feel entitled to our own way of life.
The second is the one I am against - People feeling superior over others, people feeling others need to be like them.
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