It is my feeling that we are not essentially judgmental nor by nature rigid against the views of others. We only become dogmatic and narrow-minded when we wholly succumb to an ideology or to a belief that thoroughly conditions our minds and hearts into thinking and feeling that our belief, and only our belief, has the sole right to exist in this world. I find rigid dogmatism (i.e., “only my view is the correct one”) as rather misplaced and misguided: because for a belief or for an ideology to be part of the so-called “market of ideas” implies that there are other ideas other than one’s own that deserve to be heard and to be acknowledged in this world of diversities.
Despite the denials of those who are bent in establishing a totalistic hegemony and dogmatic fundamentalism, ours is still a pluralistic world of diversities of views and opinions.
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