What is true is true, no matter the language or custom. What is hateful is hateful, no matter how well-argued its reason or how popular its habit. Therefore, anyone who loves and helps his neighbor is not only my neighbor but my brother, and anyone who seeks truth is to me a teacher as well.
But it is hard for many to put away fear, just as they hold doubt in their hearts, which is why they make such noise when proclaiming their belief; they hope it will drown out their own doubt and fear.
Time may not change this, but growth and maturity shall do so, no matter the starting place.
This, at least, is my belief and practice.