So, you can’t hardly spit in the Christian blogosphere without finding someone who has an opinion on the election of +Jefferts Schori to the office of Presiding Bishop.
Unless you go over to the Mormon blogs, which I sometimes do. Because I have a fascination with late 19th century religious movements. It keeps me out of trouble and off of drugs, okay?
And something I keep seeing in the comments and blog posts of liberal/progressive/whatever they’re calling themselves this week (I got listed somewhere as a progressive, which made me giggle a lot) is referring to conservative’s/fundamentalist’s ‘ingrained prejudices’ that are ‘a result of their upbringing’.
To paraphrase my great-grandfather (a wise and holy man): “Oh puh-leaze. Like a liberal’s poop don’t stink.”
Seriously, though, everyone take a few minutes right here and have a look-see at their own prejudices. Quickest way is to take whatever side you aren’t (so if you’re a snarkwor you take nom-nom, and if you’re a nom-nom, you take snarkwor) and write it on the top of a piece of paper.
Now, you have thirty seconds to write down everything that comes to mind when you think of that other side.
Okay, now what are you going to do about your own prejudices? ‘Cause, I can tell you from experience, it’s a lot easier to change your own prejudices than it is to change someone else’s.