A certain prominent politician referred to a large segment of the population as “the deplorables.” Why? Because they did not get it. They did not grasp the politician’s highly intelligent view of the world and what was needed to make it a better place. “Snowflakes” is a term bandied about to describe those young people who care intensely about the underdogs in society but are all wrong on what to do about it.
Let’s face it. Each one is in a bubble of some sort, and no matter how hard they may try to claim an open mind, the fact is that most can never be swayed once they have found a position to resonate with. All that is read or listened to or thought about supports the position, and makes it very hard to understand how others could disagree. This is evident in virtually every walk of life, from the scientific community to the local church communities.
From my bubble, the textbook Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy diagnoses the symptoms very well:
“… a belief in many ruling minds hinders
man's normal drift towards the one Mind, one
God, and leads human thought into opposite channels
where selfishness reigns." This selfishness leads to increasingly cantankerous disagreements.
The same textbook provides the solution:
"One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the
Scripture, "Love thy neighbor as thyself;" annihilates
pagan and Christian idolatry, — whatever is wrong in
social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes;
equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves
nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed.”
This bubble is a universal one, within one's own consciousness, prophesied by Jeremiah:
"And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD:"