Our country is clearly divided; perhaps “certainty” is part of the problem.
Fox News and most white evangelicals seem certain that Trump can do no wrong, or he gets a “mulligan”. (For example, Obama was berated and mocked when he suggested meeting with enemies; Trump is lauded when he agrees to meet with North Korea’s leader, without negotiated conditions.)
Trump supporters and ardent Bernie Sanders supporters seem certain that Hillary Clinton is evil. Democrats seem certain that Republicans are wrong; Republicans seem certain that Democrats are wrong.
Some religions seem certain that only they know God. Ardent gun rights advocates seem certain that any new law will hurt them, not stop mass shootings, and eventually take their guns away.
Jesus told us to love our neighbors, and our enemies also. It’s difficult to love someone if one never talks to them. I’d encourage people to talk to an “other” (I’m still offering lunch to a Trump supporter who will agree to the ground rules); to listen/read more than one news source; to check facts. I believe we need less “certainty” in our country and more openness to another viewpoint, to find where we can share solutions.
Joyce Scherpelz, Richland