Tag Archives: hostility

Immature language (unadult language) & politics

Inflammatory, insulting and vulgar words aren’t “adult language.” “Mature language” is kind, caring, helpful, and respectfully honest. Fighting insults with insults only increases hostility. Inflammatory rhetoric lacks wisdom. Words matter. Yours can hurt, harm, and/or harass, while hyping hostility, or … Continue reading

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Weaponized words enable violence (just ask Cain & Able)

There is both good and bad in every person. Find and focus on the good in everyone and you can love them. Walls in the heart tear people apart. Open hearts connect with caring and compassion. Hard hearts disconnect and … Continue reading

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Inciting hostility prepares the way for violence

Insight appreciates diversity. It doesn’t incite hate or violence. To incite hostility is to prepare the way for violence. Bullying and negotiating are not the same thing. Bullying coerces. Negotiating collaborates. Words motivate. They can be used to inspire kindness … Continue reading

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Where did disunity & divisiveness come from?

Who wrecked the unity, love, and harmony in the Garden of Eden? Well, Adam blamed Eve. Then Eve blamed the serpent, but the serpent didn’t have a leg to stand on. Even after raising so much Cain, the next generation … Continue reading

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer — Words From Prision

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was imprisoned and later executed (in 1944) by Nazi Germany.  While in prison, he wrote many letters that were smuggled out.  Here are some quotations from those letters: “It is only when one submits to God’s law that one … Continue reading

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