Thursday, June 28, 2007

I live in the land of liberals and tolerance. What I find amusing is that they only tolerate opinions that are similar to their own. I recently had dinner with a friend of a friend whose husband is in the military and was deployed to Iraq. You would be shocked at the things people said to her when they found out he was deployed. People who are supposedly more tolerant than those in other areas of the country aren't so tolerant when you disagree with their opinions. They speak of peace, love, and acceptance, but only if you agree with them. We have become so polarized that we forget that we share a common bond. We seek out our differences and use them to tear one another down. What if we saught out what we have in common and built upon that?

4 comments:

Denise said...

Wise words coming from such youth,,,,,,,,Good to see it spoken but I fear it will fall on many a deaf ear....... We only love others when it fulfills our objective... Love never fails, but it has to be activated..

Be blessed
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Denise said...

Sandy,,,, Grandma is good,, I just took her home a bit ago.. 9:00 p.m our time Thursday,,, She has been given a clean bill of health but has to be careful with what she takes from now on.. I am taking her to specialist in the city in a week or so and talk about what she should and should not take,, We have to take care of her liver,,, otherwise she is glad to be home... She is a precious little lady and she is so looking forward to her new home,,,,

Kristen said...

Good to hear the above news...

cv said...

No kidding about the intolerant liberals. They are just as staunch as the rest. It's just like watching a die-hard evolutionist turn purple when I suggest that what they hold so dear is possibly a 'belief'.

We tend to cling to those like ourselves.

I am glad to hear that your grandmother is on the mend! Take care of the liver!