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There's a word that comes to mind for me after reading the OP.
I think Benjamin Franklin said it well.
"Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place,
But far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment"
That word is prudence and it can go a long way.
Sir, I apologize now in the same open forum, and ask you for forgiveness.
If you want to even discuss these issues, then that marks you out as someone with a greater ability to discern, than those who merely observe, forget and continue. This is our sanctuary, this is our platform and our bastion, where no matter what we think, we have an outlet for it.
I have come to understand, that the battle occurs elsewhere. This place, is just a big discussion, not a battlefield, and no matter which side of the divides among us one comes from, one ought to offer fellow members the respect they deserve as persons who elected to come here, and actually talk this thing out.
But maybe there's hope. Let's see if there is. I want to challenge our members to stow their animosity for beliefs not their own in one area for one week: Religion.
Absolutely right about that I'm in for it.