things that generally happen when you meet someone not like you
1) we try to clone them and make them like us
2) we reject them and push them away
3) we find common ground and a place of agreement….
Yet in all three we assert one fundamental thing, that we are right… what if when we encounter someone unlike us we seek to see ourselves through their eyes and become open to the possibility that we are wrong
Christopher Hitchens is dying, but then, as he points out, so are we all — it’s just that he might be “leaving the party” earlier than he had hoped. His Vanity Fair column discussing his cancer diagnosis and the early stages of his struggle with “the blind, emotionless alien” inside him showed a remarkable and laudable consistency with much of what he’s written over the years — it was intellectually honest, and railed against cliche and the maudlin (even at a time when most would have forgiven him for both)....
Thank you for asking. There’s this. For the first few weeks after Brother Sam‘s video Why Atheists Always Lose When Debating the Existence of God appeared on You Tube, a couple of years ago, I still read every comment that pertained thereto. Sometime in the interim I ceased doing that. But I still get an email notifying me when one is posted.