posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 11:02 AM
Open debate is a sign of a healthy society.
Yes, but polarization of opinion and demonization of the opposition, as your post, and O'Reilly's show espouse, is not.
We can disagree without being disagreeable, and find middle ground that allows acceptable compromise to help us move forward together as a society.
The far right, and the far left for that matter, are unwilling or unable to do this. Common ground is nowhere to be found; it is now no-man's-land.
The most likely outcome to such a scenario is civil war and the complete destruction of both extremes.
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
We are all human beings, in this life together from start to finish. Those who realize that and live by it will be God's chosen remnant when the rest
finish destroying each other.
15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so
16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
Praise the LORD!
[edit on 21-11-2007 by Icarus Rising]