Two men discussed their faith. Things turned ugly when one said this.

Have you ever found yourself in an argument, only to realize (after a heated debate), that you were both trying to explain the same point?

Sometimes passion can cloud reason–and something totally obvious goes unseen.

In a situation like this, the best idea is to try to see things from the other person’s perspective.

It may just surprise you.

Comedian Emo Philips shared this joke about a religious-based quarrel.

Here’s how he put it.

Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, “Don’t do it!” He said, “Nobody loves me.” I said, “God loves you. Do you believe in God?”

He said, “Yes.” I said, “Are you a Christian or a Jew?” He said, “A Christian.” I said, “Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?” He said, “Protestant.” I said, “Me, too! What franchise?” He said, “Baptist.” I said, “Me, too! Northern Baptist or Southern Baptist?” He said, “Northern Baptist.” I said, “Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist or Northern Liberal Baptist?”

He said, “Northern Conservative Baptist.” I said, “Me, too! Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region, or Northern Conservative Baptist Eastern Region?” He said, “Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region.” I said, “Me, too!”

Northern Conservative‚ĆBaptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1879, or Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912?” He said, “Northern Conservative Baptist Great Lakes Region Council of 1912.” I said, “Die, heretic!” And I pushed him over.

Oh dear.

Although a funny sentiment, this joke contains some truth behind it.

Sad but true, discrimination still happens among certain religious sectors.

What is the use of judging when kindness can unite us?

“Watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught”- Romans 16:17

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