I am confident that pretty much each and every one of us truly believe …
… one of these two seriously needs to go fuck themselves.
Now THERE’s a step in the right direction.
The thing is, Bill and Annie are actually friends. They socialize. This is a picture from an appearance they did together as part of a tour they did.
They absolutely despise one another’s convictions, but they can remain on good terms.
I was like that with one of my best friends through the day he died. We had arguments on certain subjects that stopped short of grade-school playground name-calling.
But we respected each other’s thinking, and the differences and beliefs therein, and we formed a strong bond based on the shared beliefs. Even some of those beliefs diametrically opposed to one another seemed to have a common purpose in mind and in heart.
The simplest of them: we both wanted world peace, just had vastly divergent ideas on how to pursue it.
But we never let our beliefs get in the way of our friendship.
That’s where we run into lots of trouble.
The Pledge of Allegiance:
you know what phrase we need to remove?
“… one nation under God …” stays. No questions asked. I’d like to think we are a nation based on Godly principles even if those core beliefs drive people in different directions.
We’ve got to get that “indivisible” part of it out of there, because we thrive on driving a wedge between ourselves and anyone who dares to disagree.
That is what will do us in.