Jaime - posted on 03/03/2012 ( 165 moms have responded )
I have noticed that when people stick with "old-fashioned notions" instead of "changing with the times" they are considered closed-minded. But what about the people who have broad ideas and are stubborn about their liberal views? We normally associate shoving ideas down someone's throat with conservative religious people, or at least I did before this past week. But I'm noticing a trend that some liberal nontheistic people ALSO shove their beliefs down others' throats and then turn around and say the conservatives are "closed-minded" and trash-talk them.
So is there a double standard here? Are you ONLY closed-minded when you stick with what you know? Or is it also being closed-minded when you refuse to accept that such a person exists and gasp, may even be intelligent?