It's not about whether or not someone is a bigot, but whether or not the argument which that someone is arguing is worth being a bigot about.
Always seek justice, but love only mercy. To love justice and hate mercy is but a doorway to more injustice.
Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.
It's a huge disservice to classify all minds as either closed or open. I find the best minds are closed by openable windows.
One day the world will be so badly wounded that those who try to repair it will only be called close-minded.
God is not a God of confusion, although at times one's judgment, for a period, may become clouded in the mi(d)st of one's growth process. I stopped fooling myself into thinking that Christ is always for the cool kids and never for those upright and uptight religious people everybody hates.
...few truly understood how disheartening it was to be cut off from worlds so strange and distant they remained to us fantasies rather than distant realities, too surreal and foreign to be touched. Their minds were fixated on what they knew to be real, unable to create the atmospheres of the nebulous realms that lay just beyond our reach, just beyond the dimming horizon, our celestial limits.
Being different will always threaten the institution of understanding of a closed mind. However, evolution is built on difference, changing and the concept of thinking outside the box. Live to be your own unique brand, without apology.
The most fatal illusion is the settled point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one.
A lot of people who find out about the things I do immediately figure I'm just a pathetic druggie with nothing to say that is worth hearing. They talk endless bull shit of recovery! They make it sound like some amazing discovery...don't they know I'm far too busy trying to recover me?
... But these skeptics are only selectively skeptical. They think themselves enlightened for resisting all this new proof and remaining steadfast in mistrusting anything that someone else says. But it is a false enlightenment to accept only those ideas that align with one's worldview and reject those that don't.
One of the biggest contradictions in self-proclaimed open-mindedness is to say that we're all one but when a true bigot comes around tell him we're all different. It's usually the case that neither side is correct. One might have the right to do something, anything, but sure enough, that doesn't mean it's right and a benefit to other people.