Thursday, September 4, 2008
A Convenient Truth
This is not so much an endorsement or indictment of a candidate as much as it is to illustrate the point that when it comes to opinions, our opinions can often be fluid according to what we want it to portray. Whenever you are dealing with fanaticism, you only hear the things you want to hear, believe the things that you want to believe. In many ways, the biggest danger to all of us is extremism. Whether it is political extremism, to the left or right, religious extremism or some other idealogue, extreme fanaticism causes a twisting of the truth to where we cannot differentiate the truth from lies.
One thing all extremism has in common-- liberal, conservative, Islamic, nazi, Christian: If the lies you are telling you believe to be true, then you cannot be lying...