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Do you see signs of ideological confrontation in Georgian society and if yes, what threats might this confrontation bring?

Wednesday, September 22
Well, ideology has always been a debatable issue, in any society, especially between old and new generations. Everyone has his or her own opinion, it is natural. But no one has the right to violate others' beliefs, ideological or otherwise. Lately, I have seen signs of this confrontation; I hope that the sides will not exaggerate the limits.
Giorgi, Historian, 41

If we remember our history, we will see that nationality and Christianity have always had the common and same meaning for Georgians. One of the main reasons of Georgia’s survival is religion. I welcome follwing Europe in positive directions, however if we forget our traditional ideology it will be fatal for the country.
Tamaz, Teacher, 43

There are people in each society who think if we say or write something different, he or she is special and unlike any other. In many cases, those people do not think about what they write or say. Very frequently, those people are instigators of confrontation in society. The book, the name of which I won't mention, that was published lately, is immoral, to my mind and I can not imagine any normal man who would get any pleasure from it. However, I do not support the Orthodox movement’s very radical steps.
Tinatin, Musician, 34

“I don’t think that there is much to worry about it. It is impossible for everyone to have the same kind of ideas or mindset; it is actually dangerous. If there is a diversity of opinion in the country on any issue, religious or not, then that’s fine. No need to panic about it.”
Goga, artist, 28

“I think we overcame these confrontations in the 1990's. It’s over hopefully for good. Anyway, I don’t think that the confrontation of ideas or ideologies can bring any major threat in the 21st century, it is part of our lives.”
Tamar, doctor, 46

“I have no clear answer to this question. I think we would need to conduct in-depth sociological research to understand if anything like this is taking place in Georgian society or not. At first glance it seems that it is just a clash of ideas rather than an ideological confrontation.”
Alexandre, mathematician, 60

“God save us from any more ideological confrontations. We have had enough of it in the past decade. I don’t think that we are facing the same threat right now.”
Maia, housewife, 54

“I think that the Georgian society has different views on particular issues. I mean the Georgian people have been somehow divided in two parts – elder and younger generation. The first one continues to praise the Communist era while the second – praises the European standards of life. The both of the sides are wrong to my mind because they are stuck to different cultures and are always forgetting the Georgian traditions and values.”
Anna, pianist, 27

“There are ideological confrontations in all the cultures throughout the world but there can always be found a wise solution. People should simply respect the traditions and to get used to innovations. Everyone makes mistakes and everyone regrets them! So let’s just try to understand one another’s views on life and the life will become better!”
Giorgi, socialist, 43