10 Questions to Consider Before Addressing a Controversial or Sensitive Subject
If the answer to any of these is “no,” please stop right there and re-evaluate and be quiet.
- Is your desire to add a layer of concrete information or analysis?
- Are your emotions in check and are you well aware you might me wrong?
- Are you addressing a specific, well-defined, and significant issue?
- Are you an important voice for your sphere or forum?
- Is the issue or your understanding of it unique?
- Can you clearly define the error?
- Will you use formal and informal logic, scholarly resources, and critical reasoning with good interpersonal communication skills to address the error and point other people towards helpful resources?
- If there is good, will you acknowledge it?
- If someone offers a valid counter-point or counter-argument will you answer it?
- Are you going to change or align your own life with your views (not merely tell others how to act)?
How to Deal with the News Links
Yes, I know the election is old news, but these are (mostly) general and timeless attitudes and responses.
A safe and hospitable home no matter the news and ways to cope with the news cycle and paying attention to news close to home
News consumption News is biased in so many ways. One major way is toward anger and fear and gloom and doom. That is not honest.
Opinions and beliefs are not the same thing
9 Sins the Church is Okay With All of these are quite tied to this posts title, believe me. Along with a dose of arrogance and self-righteousness
And Lord of Ring responses to the world and evil This is a serious article and quite good