I find myself weary of willful ignorance.
I’m not referring to people who simply don’t have a lot of native intelligence. I’m not talking about people who are ignorant (meaning they don’t know certain things). I’m talking about people who have intelligence but will not listen to the truth–people who apparently don’t want to hear it. People who are so taken with whatever their own opinions and biases are that they simply won’t acknowledge anything that might not support their positions.
These are the people who are responsible for the division in this country. From the top democrat and republican officials to the people who live down the street, these are the problem. They are so caught up with this world—whether they claim to be Christian or not—that they can no longer see the truth.
The latest example: A doctor makes a video praising hydroxychloroquine. The video goes viral but is taken down as fake news by Facebook. The right cries censorship, the left ignores these cries and attacks the doctor’s credibility.
The problem? They’re both right.
This is a doctor who is so outrageous in her “medical” expertise that she credits sex with demons as the source of endometriosis, alleges alien DNA is being used in medical treatments, and preaches that the government is producing a vaccine to keep people from being religious.
She has no credibility.
That said, anyone who has watched the news the last few years and seen the reaction of national leaders and education officials to conservative speakers has to admit that there is a concerted effort on the part of those with “liberal” views to crush those who dare to disagree.
Anyone who is honest will admit these people are simply against freedom of speech.
With such obvious problems on both sides of this argument, no one seems willing to say, “Wait, they have a point.”
No wonder people are divided.
For years people in the US have become increasingly less willing to listen to anyone who disagrees with them. It is getting worse, and it is seducing many who claim to belong to the King—He who is The Truth.
We cannot allow such bias and dishonesty to win. Our King never feared truth, regardless of who it came from or how it made things look. We should not fear it either. We need to listen to one another—especially those who disagree with us.
We need to hear each other—not to know how to respond, but to truly understand the other.
If we don’t, we are the problem.