1. Travis Perry says:

    There’s many factors at play but a format that limits output to 280 characters tends to shut down reasoned nuance, while allowing plenty of space for strongly-worded emotion. I have no enthusiasm for Twitter.

  2. I think another reason we get people reacting like this is social pressure. Some of that social pressure is good, but other times it might make people react too immediately, for fear that if they don’t, people will denounce them/the church/their cause as racist, etc.

    It’s probably OK to comment on those things, but to do so calmly and in a way that seeks to educate, rather than tear people down. A lot of times it might be better not to participate in social media firestorms at all, though.

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