I love a healthy debate, even a fired up but friendly debate. I love all of you who comment here on my blog, even when you disagree vehemently with me. I think it brings people to better mutual understanding, even if no one’s minds are changed. I feel like I grow a bit whenever one of you disagrees with me.
I have had some really challenging discussions with some of my best friends. I’ve even had some incredible disagreements with my wife. And none of these disagreements have ever resulted in name calling, personal attacks or expletives being lobbed like grenades.
But it should be clear to anyone who reads the comment section of the average news site that most people are completely incapable of rational, civilized discussion. Comments are often the rhetorical equivalent of chimps hurling feces at each other. Many of these comments come from people who claim to be Christians.
I’ve jotted down a few of the most frequently occurring and egregious comments that are ruining the comment sections of the internet.