Respecting The Human Right To Disagree And/Or Disapprove

A human mind will sometimes disagree with the thoughts of other people.  A human conscience will at times disapprove of the behavior of others.  This is a basic fact and a fundamental human right that is accepted and understood by most people.

However, there is a popular myth afloat in our society that says that to express disagreement with and/or disapproval of certain behaviors is “hate speech” or “discrimination.”

The truth is that disagreement and/or disapproval can be either kind or unkind, loving or mean.  It all depends on the attitude of the person feeling and/or expressing the disagreement/disapproval.  For example:

Based on my conscience and the teachings of the Bible, I disagree with adulterers’ lifestyle, but they don’t accuse me of being adultery-phobic.  I also disapprove of getting drunk, but heavy drinkers don’t accuse me of hating them.

Perhaps we have no right to demand that other people and/or society at large approve of and agree with our lifestyle.  Maybe we should respect the right of others to disapprove of our behaviors.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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