But I'm not even talking about that today. Let's assume for a minute that we are talking about something that is truly ignorant and evil. Let's assume that what we are talking about is no mere quibbling over differences of opinions, but is rather something of far-reaching and severe consequences. Let's assume that we're talking about life and death, about degradation and destruction and tragedy.
Shall we distance ourselves from such ignorance and evil, pointing fingers from our loftier position so as to let others know that we are not like that, and so as to soothe our own ego that we are better than others? Or shall we lament the depravity of our wretched human condition, which we are not untainted by? There are many examples in the Bible, Nehemiah and Daniel being the two that come to my mind now, of morally upright people coming before God at a time of great sin and using "we" instead of "they" (emphasis below is mine):