Neither Either/Or

Too often we reduce issues or ideas into an either/or choice. We create a dichotomy with mutually exclusive options. Normally there is wisdom, truth, and wisdom in breaking apart this way of thinking. Many things are not, nor should they be reduced, into black and white universals.

The following are not either/or propositions. You do not have to choose one or the other. 

  • Mercy / Justice
  • Aliens / Angels
  • Belief / Doubt
  • Boxers / Briefs
  • Mine / Yours
  • Science / Theology
  • Tradition / Change
  • Free Will / Sovereignty
  • Tastes Great / Less Filling
  • Faith / Reason
  • Seeking / Knowing
  • Learning / Teaching
  • Spirituality / Religion
  • Hope / Desperation
  • Receiving / Giving
  • Going / Coming
  • Truth / Situational Ethics
  • Love / Holiness
  • Pro / Con
  • Hero / Villain
  • Unity / Diversity
  • Conflict / Peace
  • Myth / History
  • Freedom / Security
  • Football / Soccer
  • America / World
  • Capitalism / Socialism
  • Education / Work
  • Red / Blue
  • Us / Them
  • Practical / Theoretical
  • Apple / Microsoft
  • Supernatural / Material
  • Conviction / Humility
  • Certainty / Uncertainty
  • Head / Heart
  • Community / Individuality
What would you add?

*Yes, I can explain any of these false dichotomies. You need only ask!