- posted: November 11 @ 10:03pm
Late upload, but it's been a long day. I worked extra late this evening, and then I met up with this friend of mine who I get together with periodically and we have these long discussions about religion, the academy, teaching, and politics. He and I approach most subjects from radically different perspectives but we're able to talk to each other openly and honestly about our ideas and opinions and I always feel like I come away having learned a lot not only about his perspective but about my own. The reoccurring theme of tonight's discussion was the pernicious belief that if someone agrees with me, then that person is a good guy or is my friend and if a person disagrees with me, then he or she is bad or my enemy.