“A difference of opinion versus a difference of truth. An example of a difference of opinion is when two people don’t like the same color or when one prefers carpet and the other prefers tile. An example of a difference of truth is when one person understands and accepts real facts while the other person distorts the facts to match what they want to believe is real.” – Steven Goth
One of society’s most problematic words is BELIEVE. Religious people have used it for thousands of years. They believe that “God’s word” is the foundation from which all thinking should begin and end. Unless God himself said it or his faithful follows scribbled it down on a papaya leaf as being real, the “believers” will not believe it!
Gay people have battled against this word for centuries because the believers insist homosexuality is a choice while the gays insist their sexuality is natural. The believers believe the gays have an agenda to destroy the very fabric of society by advocating for equality while the gays believe the believers have an agenda to destroy society through discrimination, judgment, and hate.
It’s hard to believe that in 2014 many of the world’s societies are still living by senseless religious rules from the ancient past. It’s even harder to believe that citizens of a modern country like America still cling to their self-righteous ideals of religious supremacy.
The good news is the tide is turning against the Christian values which many Americans mistakenly believe is the foundation of American culture. Gays, women, minorities and all others who have been bullied by those Christian values are no longer accepting that “truth” and have been diligently fighting back against it.
The day will come when the true minority in America will be the religious folks and the majority will be the free-thinking, compassionate, accepting, realistic folks who understand the difference between reality and religious fiction and will design the future accordingly.
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