Before commenting on a controversial topic, Bruxy Cavey, Civil discussions in an uncivil environment, Confessions of a Christian Nation, Herds of Independent Thinkers, LGBTQ, Posture of a New Age, Social Media, The four questions to ask before commenting on controversial topics
If I can cut through the clutter, I’ll speak up.
If I’m just adding to it, I’ll stay quiet.
With the advent of social media, we can state our opinion on platforms that can potentially be seen by thousands of people. Because of this, our opinion feels like it carries a greater weight, and it can sometimes feel like we have a higher obligation to offer our opinion than we used to feel.”
Vaters offers four questions to ask oneself before potentially adding to the clutter.
- Am I interested in this topic – since You are under no obligation to offer your opinion on issues you don’t care about.
- Do I have any expertise in this field? In other words, can I give an informed opinion or enrich the discussion with actual insight.
- Can I comment without making a personal attack? That is, do I have the self-control not to be baited into an ad hominem argument?
- Is my comment likely to have any positive influence?
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In this theme, see this link to “Confessions of a Christian Nation” by Bruxy Cavey who makes some very interesting remarks on how to communicate with those with whom we disagree. He speaks directly to the current disagreements Christians have regarding LGBTQ issues.
I would be interested in your take on Cavey’s remarks.
I’d like to think I am answering these questions in how I write “More Enigma.”
If you’d like to respond to this, please keep in mind “The Four Questions” I started out with. Thanks.