I am too tired to Steve...too tired to think.I am too tired and have been in too many issues lately to spend my breaks in yet another one but let me just say words like "all" or "they" if referring to one group should be avoided.There are almost no commonalities even positive one could say about an entire group. When we make sweeping negative labels that would require us to know the minds and hearts of millions there simply is no other way to characterize that as bigotry. Yes there are people who hate us. Yes there are people who hate us based on faith or culture. And while the real threat that poses should never be ignored we cant paint with one brush. I am glad unlike our soldiers I dont have to try to guess who might be who and trying to kill me. But from the safety of our living rooms U.S. citizens and Christians have a duty by faith to judge what we can see to distinguish right from what and not to judge what we can not see such as the heart (T) PEACE
We can always find something to hate in others...especially those that are different than ourselves...does that mean however that we should???
It is my belief that it should be easier to find something that we can love about someone else...if for no other reason than what we share in common. Just like here in this small world of Topix...we share so much more in common than we have in differences.
I might not believe as some do here...but we want most of the same things...family, friends, a home, peace, joy and sometimes even a slightly "warm" debate.
Very little divides most of us...yet we let what differences we have drive wedges between us and build fences without gates that keep us apart.