If your actions, writing, and speech are an expression of who you are, can you really avoid or escape “bias” in every area of life? Bias in what you believe, bias in what you value, bias in what you prefer?
For example, take me as a Christian…and then put me into the role of a TESOL teacher in a foreign country—say China, which is currently opposed to Christianity—and ask me to squelch my Christian “bias” or witness (erm, in other words, my declarations of faith, my testimony of what God has done in my life, refraining from praying aloud, etc.).
I can refrain from praying aloud in my classroom for my students. I can refrain from bringing the Bible to class (although I wouldn’t because it has fantastic poetry and narration…). I can refrain from speaking about what I believe. But in the end, I will find that I can’t hide everything about what I believe, because belief is not merely a piece of clothing that I can put on one day and change out the next.
Belief is a part of who I am. And eventually, I am going to be found out.