Christian Living

Quick Thought: Responding to Name Calling

[#if authorProfileImage??]
    [#if authorProfileImage?is_hash]
        [#if authorProfileImage.alt??]
            ${authorProfileImage.alt}
        [/#if]
    [/#if]
[/#if]
Author Brett Kunkle Published on 05/06/2015

How do you respond to the claim that Christians are narrow-minded bigots? The person hasn’t said anything about your claim or your argument. They are simply calling you a name.

Explain to them that name-calling is not a good way to argue for their position or to argue against mine.

Ask a question, “What do you mean by narrow-minded?” They think they’re right, that’s why they’re correcting you. By their own definition, they are narrow-minded too.

Just because someone makes a narrow claim does not mean they are narrow-minded. Furthermore, it is illegitimate to dismiss someone by simply calling him or her a name.

Read more and watch the video