reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
I could not agree with you more, BH, it seems to me people are so strongly wrapped in their convictions at times, that they do not realize when they
stand their ground in the way you have explained, they essentially are becoming a dictatorial idiot.
We as humans need to remember, we are not perfect, nor is any other person, on this planet.
But, it is often Government playing us against each other, or the ignorance of racism which makes us vulnerable to our own weaknesses of character.
In the case of the woman you mentioned, is she has strong convictions, but has a low quality character.
I used to be, as a child and teenager, extreme "right-wing"
in my political and Christian beliefs, and I had to learn many hard lessons to
not be so ignorant.
Am I saying that "right-wingers"
No, I am actually claiming I was ignorant, and I was "right-wing"
, and I chose to not be that way anymore.
I am neither "right-wing"
nor am I "left-wing"
, but I walk the middle path.
Because quite simply, I see both sides have flaws, and or idiosyncrasies I am not willing to side with.
Threads like this and our friendship, between you and I, are exactly why I love who you are.
A kind-hearted, caring, and thoughtful individual, who knows how to kick butt too.
While that picture says "Imagine A World Without Religion"
I will make a caveat to that.
Imagine A World Where Religion Was Not An Excuse To Promote Peace, By Going To War, To Defend Your Passive Stances
In other words, defending one's religion, is not an excuse for hypocrisy.