Tolerance it's not just for Republicans

I won’t get into it with folks who hold beliefs that are different from mine. First of all because my beliefs are mine own and therefore I believe them to be right. Why bother trying to convince someone that the beliefs that they hold are silly, stupid, irrational etc. I figure that eventually we all learn whatever truth we need to or are open to and the rest is what it is. As an example to most mainstream modern Christians the ideas of far older and more popular belief systems are ridiculous, say the teachings of Buddhism or Animism. Even though Animism or Buddhism is far more widely practiced and for far longer a period of time historically than Christianity, it’s beliefs are held to by adherents and yet ludicrous to the average Christian. Who’s to say that one is right while the other isn’t? the argument for or against one or the other simply mirrors back both ways. I believe that my idea of trusting in All that is, God, or whatever you call Deity to bring each of us to were we need to be in life is far more in line with the spirit of tolerance and trust than what I have often come across from those who calling themselves Christians feel the irrepressible urge to correct my beliefs, lifestyle soul etc often instead display intolerance, judgement and hate masked as concern. I leave this entry with two quotes, the first;

“Religion is a candle inside a multi-colored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there.”

-Mohammed Neguib

and the last which I believe is from the famous Anthropologist Margaret Mead

“the gods of today often become the devils of tomorrow.” how true it is…

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