Thursday, January 24, 2013

Responding With Charity and Clarity

Earlier, I posted a somewhat pointed response to one of my readers, who took issue with my Wednesday post on why women should not be allowed to serve in combat roles in the United States military. He (or she) responded graciously but firmly in return.
I still hold the position I took earlier on the subject, although I have some new wrinkles to think about. But my original post could be understood to exhibit a paternalistic air – which is somewhat ironic, considering my second post was written in response to a stray comment.
The point of this blog is to encourage understanding of my Faith and charity; my posts should therefore exhibit the understanding and charity I demand of others.
The exercise serves as a reminder that two people can and should disagree without being disagreeable, and that wording my posts more carefully with less loaded language will reduce trouble in the future, and will make dialogue easier.

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