Too Nice?

Kevin DeYoung on why being nice kills discourse.

I'll admit, I'm guilty of 'dumbing down' arguments out of fear of being perceived as 'just another internet jerk.' It's also worth noting, though, that most of the arguments I've had on the internet I wouldn't have bothered with in real life.
(Okay, the savory-vs.-sweet peanut butter debate is a notable exception. But that only became an argument because the other side got nasty first.)

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