I for too long have been concerned with the rhetoric of disagreement, especially from Christian blogs.
Behind the white hot screen shouts come forth. I too have been guilty. But the longer I have been an inhabitant of this world, the more shrill voices I have slowly been muting.
The problem is slashing sells, and all this in the name of “truth.”
Newton says it best:
Zeal is that pure and heavenly flame
The fire of love supplies;
While that which often bears the name
Is self in a disguise.
True zeal is merciful and mild,
Can pity and forbear;
The false is headstrong, fierce and wild,
And breathes revenge and war.
While zeal for truth the Christian warms,
He knows the worth of peace;
But self contends for names and forms,
Its party to increase.