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Society must be accepting of all, but acceptance must be voluntary
It is a journey. Do not walk alone. But do not make another choose your path.
Accept what is right for you to accept.
As you lead your own life do not fall prey to the predators who would force you to lead your life their way. Stand up and stir it up against forced acceptance of dogma or that which is a violation of your beliefs.
Our parents must teach our children to stand for what they believe for themselves. Our parents must teach acceptance of other beliefs and understandings.
This does not spread to social or physical or legal enslavement of others. We must not enforce our will on the beliefs of others. We must resist governmental and societal pressure put upon us to accept as our own beliefs those which are someone else's.
Listen well to your children's hell, so that you may learn thereby!
Make a code and stand by it.
How can the congregation of man be so divided?
We become divided when we truly understand and believe that our views are the only right views. New evangelicals of any train of thought are the most obvious offenders. For they are the most vulnerable to be directed and not guided in belief or understanding. It does not even start with the Christian or the Atheist. It starts in our hearts. This "I know what is good for your attitude".
We become preachers and stop being students and teachers. We begin and end our journey in a single judgment of what is right and wrong for everybody. This must end for us to grow as a people and come to love as a human society.
One of the worlds greatest organizations has a guiding principle that elevates it to grand success. It is a quiet group. It saves lives. It takes in to money except for very essential needs and all of that is volunteered money. It's members celebrate diversity. That principle is to attract rather than promote. And it works.
If a child is not forced into the water, he will still end up there.
Controversy and stating our mind.
Do not read this wrongly. It is meant only to apply to forcing one's will on another. It is not meant to preclude honest and hot debate. It is not meant to shut the door on stating your belief and or understanding to others. It is not meant to dissuade you from persuading others.
What I address here is using governments, churches, schools, scientific inquiry, superior positions to force someone into following your beliefs and understandings. I go so far as to include bullying and it's cousin, blind obedience to a group, in the prohibition but not so far as to preclude advocacy of choice, marketing and education.
Alternative lifestyles, radical thoughts, differences in culture and priorities should be promoted only through attraction and not be fiat of the masses or the leaders.
I ask all to resist participation and stand against forced beliefs and understanding regardless of whether the are consistent with your views.