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20 April 2013


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Melanie B

Throwing up this question here because my comment box is already getting cluttered with things I need to respond to and I don't have time right now.

Here's a question. When you see a fellow Catholic making poor arguments over and over, a friend committing these sorts of rhetorical errors on Facebook, say, or a well-known blogger who often writes on controversial issues and engages with people who disagree but does so in an antagonistic way. Is there any way to politely call them on it without making them terribly defensive? I feel I should say something but I don't because I'm not quite sure how.

I did read your post and do want to respond to some of the excellent points you make. But dinner needs to be cooked and children need to be bathed. You know.


MelanieB, I hope others have great answers to your questions.
I've been thinking a lot lately how this antagonistic arguing, assuming ill will of others, etc is so frustrating and really needs to change. I'm looking for answers. My bookclub (moms from my Catholic homeschool group) is reading "How to Share Your Faith Without Raising Your Voice". It talks about a lot of these issues. I hope to be able add more to the conversation (than just my agreement that there is a problem) after I finish.

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