I encountered a mini-van while on the way home from the grocery store with a Bush/Cheney bumper sticker along with another sticker stating in iconic form that marriage is solely between a man and a woman. As my irritation increased, it got me to thinking.
Why is it that people think they have to tell other people how to live their lives? What is it that makes a person think that it is they who have the right answer. While I can accept that the answer might be right for them, it certainly may not be the right one for others.
This intolerance wears on me. I’m sure that some of these folks are well meaning, it’s just that they have absolutely no clue about differences in this world of ours. And religious intolerance is particularly insidious in that over the centuries this intolerance has slaughtered, and continues to slaughter a lot of innocent people.
How about you live your live and I live mine?
Let’s all try to get through the day finding space for each other while we work, raise our kids, and do good for others. Maybe if we show a little respect and a lot of love, we might find we can all get along.
Or, to quote a conservative, decidedly Republican friend of mine, “Why can’t we all just get along?” Right, Steven?