reply to post by Geolion1
I posted this in another thread, but it's appropriate here. Hope you don't mind the cross-post.
Here's how I see things. Take it for what it's worth... my opinion
there's something that everyone is essentially trying to find. A center point. This center point can be considered "god", "the source",
"nirvana", "total knowledge", WHATEVER you wish to call it... it's at the core of what all of us seek.
it is, in essence, what could be considered "god".
You can look at this all as being a big wheel. That center point that I spoke about is the center of the wheel, the hub. Each possible pathway is a
spoke on the wheel. Each of us is on one of those spokes.
Some people find christianity is the spoke for them. Some people islam. Some buddhism, hinduism, tao, science, flying spaghetti monster...
Whatever your own path is, it's what is right for you, and you're on it for a reason.
Some people are not ready to give up their beliefs. Some never will. Some may move out of it and into an opposite path. Again... doesn't make any
of them wrong. Just searching.
So... when times come when you're speaking with someone, and they're not ready to hear what you're saying, they do a mental covering of their ears,
and "la-la-la" til you are done speaking.
If they didn't, it would cause cognitive dissonance. And until one is ready to explore something, they'll always have cognitive dissonance,
regardless of the subject, and whether they claim they're open minded or not.