I appreciated Scott's matter of fact realism about the choices that lie before us to listen and respect those whose ideologies differ but whose humanity connects with ours. As a religious person I was sobered by his assertion that ideology and belief follows relationships, and yet I think he is mostly accurate. It does leave me wondering what role religious belief can play in bringing reconciliation and understanding between peoples of vastly different cultures. In other words, how do we embrace our faith, while not allowing it to shut us off from those whose faith or ideology is so different than our own?
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