Sunday, August 07, 2016

Guesswork …

… First Known When Lost: Opinion.

Opinions on political issues are beliefs, not statements of reality. In the wake of the so-called "Age of Enlightenment," belief in utopian political schemes has in large part replaced religious belief. Political believers can be every bit as fervent as religious believers. This is not a criticism of fervency. Everyone is entitled to hold their own opinions. But it is important to recognize the critical role that utopian political beliefs play in the lives of a large number of people.
My own experience has been that political fervor tends to encourage much greater intolerance than religious fervor.

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