Thursday, 4 July 2013
I read a few blogs, all Nigerian, and I am shocked at the level of aggression exhibited on some of them. I wonder if this is peculiar to Nigerians alone, or a world-wide phenomenon.
There seems to be such a high level of agression floating around just waiting for where to happen. Does it have anything to do with to the stress of everyday life? Is this behaviour restricted to cyber-space or is it a true reflection of their real lives?
It is a sad state of affairs when people cannot have healthy discussions, even arguements, without making personal attacks. The viciousness can be unimaginable sometimes.
I guess people think that because they are anonymous on blogs, it doesn't matter, "But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken." ( Matthew 12:36).
Tolerance is key. We can't always agree on everything but we can at least be civil about it. It's not even a question of religion or Christianity, even though the Bible has a quite a bit to say about the words we speak. It is a matter of simple human relations.
Colosians 4:6, "Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone."
I know it's probably wishful thinking, but I still wish...!