It has been said that everyone is entitled to their own opinion regardless of how stupid that opinion is.
Many people confuse opinion with truth. Often, opinion is based on personal preference. As an example, many people believe there is nothing finer than chocolate. But that is an opinion--an opinion based on personal taste. Not everyone appreciates chocolate. My father ranks among those rare people who happen to dislike chocolate. I am a coffee drinker. I prefer my coffee black or, occasionally, with cream. Real cream. Not the fake stuff. Ugh! Many others prefer spoiling a perfectly good cup of coffee flavored creamers or with sugar.
A gallon of paint will typically cover 240 square feet of wall space. That is a fact. A room with 700 square feet of wall space will require three gallons of paint. That is a fact. But in choosing a color, this becomes a matter of personal preference.
Again, people often confuse fact with opinion. Regardless of what one might think of Christianity, Christian doctrine, Christians, or the Bible, there is either a God or there is not a God. Jesus is Savior or He is a fraud, a fake, and a phony. The Bible is true or the Bible is not true. But the validity of our faith is not based on any individual’s opinion of the faith. The validity of Christianity is based on evidence.
To be an effective Christian leader, you must understand the difference between verifiable truth and mere opinion. If someone says my truth is my truth and your truth is your truth, that person is not exercising the principles of sound logic and reason. Such a person is not a critical thinker. We may be a different opinion with another, but truth is truth regardless of the individual's opinion.
Truth is not altered simply because the facts happen to offend another.
There is a vast chasm between truth and opinion. Opinion is based on personal preference. Truth is grounded on factual evidence. Only the muddle-minded confuse one for the other. God expects His children to be critical thinkers who can differentiate between truth and folly.