Teach literacy and give people a variety of materials to read.
Do not let any religious or political group get the right to ban opinions and discussions in the name of protecting the peace or image of some faction or because they labeled the dissenting views as based only on stupidity, irrationality, hate. Because the best way to fight bad ideas is with good ideas, and pointing out the flaws and gaps in OK ideas helps them improve.
To say "don't question this or you're evil" is a hallmark of close-mindedness, groups that say "criticize us or our ideas and we can kill you" destroys progress and improvement in all areas, and when you deny people the ability to express their views (no matter how good sounding the reason is), you guarantee violence because when people cannot argue, they can only fight.
by Daniel J. Neumann7 years ago
What is the advantage of a dissenting voice in a democracy?I think it's great for shifitng your vantage point or, at least, it gives the opposition something to attack.
by A James Di Rodi7 years ago
Is open-mindedness really a virtue if truly destructive ideas are spreading in society?
by Grace Marguerite Williams3 years ago
What IS the correlation between religiosity and irrationality in the human mindset?
by qwark7 years ago
Will the human characteristic "consciousness," become mans own "natural" enemy?All life on this planet has natural enemies which control the balance of life...except man.Is the anomaly...
by haj33967 years ago
Proverbs Chapter 34 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and...
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