Obstinancy: Not a Virtue

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Not a Virtue

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Some hold extreme points of view in religion, business or politics. Their points of view, however, in one sense are not as objectionable as the fact that extremists are often unwilling to hear the other side.

We all arrive at certain points of view, and the path there may include errors that will be corrected in time. The real problem arises when a person takes a stance so strong that other information is not even considered. Those with new facts or information are viewed as enemies.

“A fool has no delight in understanding, but in expressing his own heart” (Proverbs 18:2 Proverbs 18:2A fool has no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
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). Closed-minded arguments are often a mask for foolishness.