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Musings on Civility

January 21, 2017

I have no idea why I felt compelled to reblog this…

Rev. Shane L. Bishop

Musings on Civility

I don’t think it is a problem that people in USAmerica disagree on things.  In fact, I think that is a good thing.  If everyone in my life agreed with me on everything, I would live unchallenged.  And as good as that initially sounds, it is antithetical to growth as a human being.  I am not always right.  I need people around me who love me enough to tell me so.  The problem is that we disagree disagreeably.  Most disagreeably.

The problem is that many people don’t know how to have civil discourse concerning the things upon which they disagree.  It is not always their fault.  Many Americans are simply not equipped to have difficult discussions so they keep silent and rob their conversation of their voice.  These very “nice” and often silent people may well be the majority but we have no metrics to measure them. …

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