STOP AND THINK – Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts. (Daniel Patrick Moynihan, late United States Senator)
This significant statement should be remembered in times of heated discussion and debate. We all have opinions that we arrive at by reasoning and from a variety of sources. While we must allow others to have ideas different from ours, in order to discover truth we must evaluate those ideas on the basis of the facts, which are the same for everyone.
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. (John 16:13)