We’ve had a lot of opportunities to make people think this week. In the event you missed it, many tweets and blogs really appreciated my newsletter from last week. Although a few were mocking, it shows just how easily we can hit a nerve when talking about morality.
I am enjoying the public dialogue, yet it saddens me that the tone of respect is diminishing from our society. The discipline of productive discourse should always remain an intellectual exchange. Mockery and name calling should always be considered out-of-bounds.
Baseball has a term called a “Sacrifice Fly”. It is used to explain when one baseball player hits a long fly out so that another can advance a base. A recent article on Sarah Palin talks about how the Republican Party made Sarah their “sacrifice fly”.