This is something I left on a message board in response to someone complaining that Christianity was divisive as a religion. I wanted to set him straight that his comments were equally divisive.
We are all divisive. We are all segregational. All of our thoughts, speech, standards and actions are divisive. We only want what's best for us and therefore what's best for us MUST be best for others. Other views differing from our own are just simply incorrect or outside of reason or uninformed, etc. Don't fool yourself into thinking that you don't have this bias to what you adhere to. It' much easier for us to point out the folly in others thinking or beliefs than to find the giant holes in our own. Just don't pretend that you aren't divisive. The fact that you hold a specific belief in something divides you from someone who doesn't hold the same belief. Here's the real rub: both of you can't be right. One of you can't even be MORE right than the other. Something is either absolutely true or completely false. There's no grey area here. There is no way to believe "what might be right for them may not be right for me" because they may perceive they have a "right" to murder, pedophilia, theft, abortion, etc. You would then agree that you can't just do what you please. A majority of people can still be wrong even if they agree on any given subject. A majority of people may vote in a bad candidate for government. We are "side choosers" no matter how you look at it. Don't wade in the void of indecision. Don't be afraid of absolute truth. It exists with or without you.