بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
I wasn’t sure what to use as a title. Don’t dismiss, don’t label, use your head. And the reason is I was reflecting on the Prophets’ conversations with their people. See Abraham (as) for example:
This is an amazing conversation. Abraham (as) uses logic. His people don’t respond to his logic, but attack him. See this conversation with Shoaib (as):
His people didn’t look at what he said, but said that he was weak. The people of Quriesh never debated the Prophet (pbuh) on his beliefs or principles, but called him names: Crazy. Possessed. Sorcerer.
People do this when they are afraid and do not want to deal with what is being presented to them. This is wrong. If we do this, we are just as bad as those who rejected the Prophets. For example, saying “well, he’s just from x sect”. Listen to someone’s arguments and respond to them. If you are not sure, look into it, and be sincere when you do so. Don’t be superficial about the issue or lazy when inquiring. Have an open mind and don’t let labels cloud your judgment.