Sorry but we disagree here. If everything is right then nothing is wrong.
If I harm someone or take their life is that right as long as I believe it is right?
If you harm someone or take their life you are undertaking an action.
Society has a right and a duty to judge, control, and curtail such actions
in order to keep you from harming others in the community. Belief, however, does not constitute taking any action
. If you believe something, society does not
have a right and duty to judge, control, and curtail your beliefs, because your beliefs exist only in your own mind.
If you happen to believe
something, you simply have a certain viewpoint, based mostly on your own life experience. People's beliefs
are their viewpoints
. Everyone is entitled to their own unique viewpoint in life. Unless you personally have walked-a-mile-in-another's-moccasins, you are not morally obligated nor entitled to judge his particular viewpoint
as being wrong just because you don't happen to share that viewpoint.
Depending on where you yourself happen to be standing, odds are you're not going to be able to see the mountain through the trees either.
There are plenty of people who happen to view God as male. For whatever reason, it's their training, their belief, their comfort, their viewpoint.
You can confront them from here to doomsday with your argument that discrimination against women is wrong,
but so what? They don't view an all-male priesthood as discrimination against women at all, because they view God as male
. If one happens to view God as male, there is no discrimination going on at all. Ideally, one would hope to help expand these people's viewpoint of God to include both male and female aspects of God, but judging and confronting these people as "wrong" is not going to expand their view of God.
One can only help expand anyone else's viewpoint by calmly, non-confrontationally sharing one's own experiences in the world and so allow them the opportunity to vicariously expand their own realm of experience to encompass a larger world view than what would be possible from their own limited experience. It is a growth process, not a judgment/argument process. Growth is a natural process that cannot be forced.
woman who votes with feet