That is really an oppressive thought!
Actually, it is so obviously a liberating thought that I am quite sure you’ve misunderstood both the OP and my response.
Here is a short list of people (and historical actions started by people) who were absolutely convinced that their personal, valid beliefs *must* be made to be significant to all others:
- The Crusades
- The Spanish Inquisition
- Lenin’s Russian Revolution
- Adolf Hitler
- Mao’s Cultural Revolution
- Pol Pot
- Osama Bin Laden and Al-Queda
I hope you get the point. All these people believed their beliefs were so significant, so … NECESSARY…. that they felt empowered to force others to believe the same, to the point of death.
I highly doubt you intended to defend these nightmares, but what you said takes THEIR side, not mine, and not that of Stephen Yearwood.