Can Friends of Liberty Agree to Disagree & Be Agreeable While Doing So?Submitted by bear on Sun, 07/29/2012 - 23:57
I am relatively new to the Daily Paul and only found Ron Paul late last year. I really enjoy keeping up with Liberty News here at the DP and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of a Liberty Loving community.
One thing I have noticed, there are a lot of people here with differing political, social, religious, philosophical preferences. From time to time it seems people attack each other. Are there any of us that are real threats to liberty that need to be treated as threats? I am pretty sure I heard Ron Paul say that the cause of Liberty is supposed to bring us together. How can we be together if we wound one another just because we disagree on certain things?
Ron Paul advocates the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have done unto you."
King Solomon said, "A soft answer turns away wrath."
Jesus said, "A house divided against itself will not stand."
I heard an anarchist say, "Do no harm."
My husband said, “People want to blow out other people’s candles to make their own candle brighter.
I am asking, "Is it possible for Friends of Liberty to agree to disagree and be agreeable while doing so?"
Can we have open discussion on topics without targeting each other? Is it wrong to learn how different ones of us think? I am a Born-Again, Baptist Christian. I have been a straight ticket Republican all my voting life. Our country is in trouble. I think that is something we all know and we have rallied around Liberty and Ron Paul. I realize there are individuals like me out there, but there are also Atheists, Deists, Anarchists, Minarchists, Voluntaryists, Democrats, Libertarians, Capitalists, Austrians, etc. etc.
I want to know what people think so I can decide what I want to think…of course I am not changing my thoughts on Jesus, but my political and economic philosophies are open. Is that wrong? I’d like open, kind, polite, rational discussion here in this post.
If you would like to contribute, I think it would be nice to share ideas. It would also be nice to see us, Friends of Liberty, treat each other kindly as Friends IN Liberty in other posts, just sayin. Do you think it is possible? Do you have something to contribute?