The Right to Be Wrong

Our culture has lost the art of disagreement. We see it play out all around us. When controversial issues are raised, we don’t just dismiss the other side, we vilify it. We throw around weak, straw man arguments and build caricatures around positions that don’t even exist. We attribute the opinions, words, and actions of a few to the many. We don’t seek to understand. We don’t allow for the possibility that our position might be wrong or our understanding of the issues incomplete. We simply attack. Not only is it unhelpful, it’s flat out wrong. It’s sinful. If we as Christians have engaged in this kind of behavior then we need to repent. We must remember that people have the right to be wrong and still be treated with respect.