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If the buck stops, discussion stops.If the buck doesn't stop here, where does it?
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
How is a person to learn their understanding is half truth? Are we prepared to accept the half truths may in fact belong to us? The discovery may never happen in one's lifetime, but without discussion there is no way to discover. And who are we to judge what is in fact truth?
What *exactly* is truth? There can be multiple threads in all the religions, philosophies and sciences exploring this one simple question, and all will reach different conclusions - yet all will agree there is only one truth...so which is it? And once the "thought police" narrow down to supporting that one truth and silencing all others, the only conversation remaining will be silence. That isn't freedom, that is suppression. That isn't exchange of ideas, that is indoctrination.
If someone wishes to believe a half-truth, and that half-truth aids them in their journey through life, that is between them and G-d. That isn't my call to make. For all I know I labor under my own half-truth, which I'm willing to share with anybody, but not willing to force on anybody. I can only answer to G-d for myself, and aid those within my sphere of influence when it is in my ability to do so and that aid is requested or required, and to know when it is time to back off and leave well enough alone, and accept that others have the G-d given right to view the world differently, even VERY differently, than myself.