How do you find peace and community with others who have different and opposite beliefs than yours.
You agree to not talk about anything that could upset either of you. Respect your differences and get on with your day.
Respect is a good place to be. This I will practice. Thank you.
Well you don't need to 'respect' them or what they actually say or think. You just just need to respect that fact that you are both different and neither of you will change, so just put differences aside and try to find some common ground.
i respect my neighbor who are a muslim and indian and chinese.
we just say hi and bye, rarely talk but the muslim would find fault with my garden by poisoning the plants.
The chinese would gossip behind my back.
only the indian neighbor is quiet
I would just be cordial and focus on what subjects we can have a little chat about. If there isn't anything, then, try to avoid them and just be cordial when your two paths do cross. It isn't easy.
If it does become intolerable/unsafe for some reason, you may have to consider changing locations.Best of Luck!
"COMMUNICATION" is the "KEY!"
What does SILENCE accomplish? Do we not remain in our perception(s) and/or or assumption(s) of another? The longer we fail to communicate, we become more "concrete" in false perceptions and/or assumptions of another! My mom used to say "If you want truth, go the the horse's mouth!"
The KEY to ANY relationship is "Communication!" Both parties should LISTEN and take into consideration the background and culture of the other to determine how and why the person feels as he/she does! Even within same culture, experiences in one's life may cause differences!
Relationships are "WORK!" Peace and community with others is "WORK" and not just "Leave them alone and they'll come home dragging their tails behind them." America needs to "GROW UP!"
Was SILENCE the KEY to your family's success? Did you not sit down with each other using "reasoning and logic" to come to an agreement? Did you not bring to the table past principles to "prove" to the other what works? Did you not give example(s) of how others had used a certain analogy and it worked?
I looked at the responses to this question and find we need to "GROW UP!" We need to enter the other person's world or "Walk a mile in their shoes" to get an understanding of how and why they feel as they do! How else are we going to resolve our differences?
We are ALL "souls" y'all! When we are cut; we ALL bleed and guess what? It's ALL "red" blood!
Let's lift each other up and not try to find reason to put each other down!
You know that I'm "spiritual!" I can't answer any question without asking "What would Jesus do?" I ask you the same question now; "What would Jesus do?"
Thank you for your honesty and call toward connection through thoughtful listening and openness to learning about "other". I like the idea of "bearing" with one another.
Did Jesus "bear" with another (Matt23)? NO!
HE told TRUTH!
Isn't that what we're all really looking for; REAL?
Something or Someone who is really; TRUTHFUL w/o ulterior motives?
In response to Norene, when I talk to people with different points of view both people believe they have the truth.
That's what discussion is all about. There's either right or wrong (ICor10:21)! We can't "agree to disagree" cuz one errs!
Does this Q pertain to pic in Congress? Why would a "child" think such? What caused his thinking? Something influenced!
I have thought about what Norene has said about there being only "right" or "wrong". There was a time in my life when I thought I was so right and as I have grown a little older I came to realize how wrong I was. Now I am cautious about being right.
II Pet1:3: "According to his divine power hath given unto us ALL THINGS that pertain unto LIFE & GODLINESS, through the knowledge of him..." (HIS WORD)! Therefore, if you have a Q as to "right" or "wrong," it can be found in Scripture!
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