Food For Our Brains

The problem with community that endeavors to be diverse is the same problem with the human race. Generally, those who think more conservatively judge those who think more liberally and those who think more liberally despise those who think more conservatively. This happens in the community I am a part of. It's not unusual or unexpected because it is typical of humanity to behave in such a way. It is only understandable for everyone to think they are right and those who think otherwise are wrong. Once we agree with this, then we understand that the next step is to persuade the other to our way of thinking. Then once we agree with this, then we understand that the next step is to convert the other to our way of thinking. The once we agree with this, then we understand that the next step is the outbreak of violence.... outbreak because the violence has always been there, latent in our judgment of the other. Is it possible to critique an idea without ostracizing the person holding it? Is it possible to love someone who not only thinks differently than I, but to love someone who's thinking is diametrically opposed to mine? How do we hold our ideas loosely enough for them to be critiqued without feeling personally attacked? Is it possible for conservatives and liberals to dwell together in peace? Is it possible to oversee such a diverse community where both conservatives and liberals can live and grow together? Am I allowed to change my mind without being rejected by my community? I think these are valid and important questions if we care about community and the welfare of the human race. If you want to purchase my cartoons or other nakedpastor artworks, go HERE. I'm open for requests too!

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