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Old 06-18-2012, 04:47 PM   #525
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Re: Spiritual and i/p

Chris Parkerson wrote: View Post

Time to go beyond ideas of right and wrong. While some say the glass is half full and others say it is half empty. I choose to drink it up with pleasure.

If you feel the same way, say hooray!

Huzzah! ...oops...hooray! This isn't to say I believe we shouldn't include a sense of right and wrong. Testing what we know necessitates some sense of them; here where we cannot test what we know except in the measure of logical appearances, it's not as important.
Where appropriate, let everyone interact. At the least, it gives us familiarity with those ill informed opinions so we can, hopefully, address them better down the line.
We can't always control what others think or do, but I'd rather we invite folks into the light where we can openly discuss and offer counterpoint than to push them away where we have absolutely no ability to interact. In a place like this, interaction is the point, as I see it; not being right or wrong.