Diversity in the culture of belief

@Qaeyious (2362)
United States
July 8, 2010 11:44pm CST
A meditation today lead to a realization that most if not all loud and constant disagreements are really not from different beliefs. The ideas or gods behind them may differ, but as long as they think the opposite polarity of an issue is an enemy that is detrimental to society, what real difference is there? I'm atheist, you're devout. I'm Christian, you're Muslim. I'm protestant, you're catholic. I'm democrat, you're republican. As long as I see you as an enemy to society because you do not believe the way I do, and if you believe the same way, we share a common culture of belief: you are wrong, because I am right, and vice versa. Surely there is a more civilized way to communicate than damning your opponents to hell or your place of torture of choice -
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• United States
9 Jul 10
It is easy. Just respect the other person's views and beliefs.There are many . many paths to the Higher Being . Pick one and be faithful.
@magtibaygom (4865)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
I think the key to alleviating that problem of misunderstanding and conflict is to "Seek first to understand, then to be understood", discussed by Dr. Stephen Covey in his book "7 Habits of Highly Effective People".