Sunday, September 10, 2006
Pluralism allows people to have open minds and be self-critical. It allows one to disagree without being disagreeable. It preserves respect and avoids antagonism. It also means that conversion and prosletization should be restrained. Unfortunately, there is a lot of emotion attached to belief and absolutism and fundamentalism often result from this emotion. This is where the human spirit needs to evolve to have genuine respect and dignity for other people irrespective of their colour, creed or belief. Only then will we have lasting peace in this world.