I like to add my thoughts here about this solemn subject:
We have fallen because our ideas and beliefs are too different, too different for some, too stubborn for others, and too dang stubborn for the few.
It's not about the right or the left and what political conspiracies beholden to the agenda to divide and conquer between the right and the left.
We have fallen to the diversity of ideas and beliefs from others to the point such wisdom and conviction have become murky and confused. Blame our
upbringing. Blame our own educations. Blame ourselves for it. Blame our short-sightedness, our bias, our fondly nurtured prejudice, our weaknesses,
our sin of fallen short of the glory and grace of God.
Your wisdom is not the same as mine. My wisdom is not the same as yours. Common interests, mutual beliefs and shared basic principles in life are all
we have for our normal lives. But our wisdoms to life are vastly different. An old man's wisdom is based on his own
lifetime experiences but
it is not the same as yours nor mine. All of us goes through life with different experiences, different things, different circumstances, etc., of
which to give us different ideas and beliefs over the years.
When you all were young children, do you remember the very ideas, however childish or naive, you'd came up while growing up? Do you still hold onto
that ideas as you're growing up or has life made you lose such childish/naive ideals as you come face to face the daily realities?
Do you still believe or had it changed?
I cannot expect my ideas and beliefs to be superior or important over others, at least I try to express it myself the only way I know how to
communicate through here or anywhere with anyone. I can accept yours as you can accept mine, I may reject yours as you may reject mine. Not
everyone's ideas or beliefs meshed together well. We all express it differently. At least we give each other the benefit of doubt.
Deny ignorance, deny balance, deny whatever. But don't deny yourself the opportunity to express your core ideas and beliefs, they aren't right
and they aren't wrong, but they are YOURS.
People will take what they can either accept or reject as you can either accept or reject theirs.
People will bicker or slam others, such is life. People will talk or discuss about anything with others, such is life as well.
Let others divide and conquer all of us. We are doing the same thing to them, as always. The struggle of ideas and the diversity of beliefs are what
keep us down-to-earth and humbled.
One more thing: there will always be stupid people saying or posting stupid things here or anywhere, because they either don't know any better or
just being ignorant of the obvious.