I agree. An individual can be reasonably certain about particular things within the world without having to commit to an ideology, or ever be expected to. However, if they’ve committed themselves to a system of thought that claims to have answered particular questions and that has a very low degree of tolerance for challenges to those answers, that’s a problem. That’s when we’re entering ideological territory. I think a side effect of the political polarization we’re currently witnessing is a hardening of political views into political ideologies and the accompanying us against them mentality. Hopefully we never see that kind of loyalty emerge among Chevy and Ford owners :-) Thanks for reading and commenting.

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