Re: Allowing the sweet voice of reason into our lives

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Aug 06 2001 - 17:50:17 MDT

Lee Corbin wrote:
> Samantha writes

> > I don't have "ideological opponents".
> That's very unusual for one who has thought a good
> deal about politics, at least here in the U.S.

What I means is that I am attempting to see those who disagree
with ideas I hold dear and even those who are dangerous in
disagrement as not, for all that, "opponents". If I cast them
as opponents then I have effectively declared ideological
conflict and even war. If instead I see them as people first
and foremost then perhaps I have a bit more of a chance of
reaching them where they are or at least of acheiving some
measure of peace between us.

- samantha

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