I’ve found that there is a lot of ignorance in the world, especially in the realm of politics, public discussions, and especially religion. For myself, I hate ignorance with a passion. I can’t stand people saying one thing that is critical of people or something, but yet know nothing about the reality of that specific situation. It drives me up a tree and it makes me bite my tongue. My immediate family, mainly my sisters and parents, and some distant relatives on my maternal side are very right wing and very Christian conservatives, which is fine. But, when you criticize the current Democrats in Congress for obstruction on President Trump, where do you think that comes from? They wouldn’t know because all their news comes from one source, Fox News Channel. They don’t look beyond the facts and look at the history and ideas behind things. I’ve found a lot of people are like that. The obstruction from Democrats comes from the Republicans previously obstructing President Obama, mainly for his ethnicity as well as his legislative policies. They refused to work with him and there was a huge disinformation campaign against him, mainly by Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and also Roger Stone. So, there’s a lot of history behind what is now going on now. This time it’s only for the other half of the country.
The other thing that I find bothersome is clerical and religious bullying. Specifically against people who don’t believe in religion and take the rights of the Enlightenment, or other philosophies of religion. There seems to be a lot of hate, bigotry, fraud, and other nonsense against non believers because they don’t believe in what the majority believes in. That they don’t go to church or to their local mosques and therefore they will go to hell. What person gets to judge who goes to heaven and who goes to hell? Only the universe and God do, not some random person on the street or family member or even your friends. I’m a pantheist and also follow panentheism, but was raised Catholic. I don’t think it’s fair to judge someone who you know nothing about their lives, why they believe this and that, it’s not fair. That’s why some people I know who believe in what they do, can be very hypocritical and it bothers me. I don’t deny God personally, but I question its merits and follow philosophy and the rights of the Enlightenment, because it makes more sense to me and is more tangible. Finally, I just would like to say that ignorance is a problem for a lot of people. Typically, I’ve found ignorant people aren’t intellectually oriented in terms of being logical. You’re a logical and intelligent person IF, you do the research, watch both sides in interviews and documentaries, and search for yourself the facts. You don’t get it from what Jeb Bush accused Trump of being associated with, “the shows” during the 2016 campaign. My counselor once told me that intelligent people look beyond the face of the document, unintelligent people just stare.