Polarization

Put Not Thy Trust in Technology (Social Media as a Tower of Babel)

"The post-Babel situation is, according to Haidt, a disaster and the 'best metaphor he has encountered' for 'the fractured country we now inhabit.' Haidt imagines the post-Babel world to be one in which people wandered amid the ruins of the destroyed city 'unable to communicate, condemned to mutual incomprehension.'" - Law & Liberty

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Antithesis without Common Grace Makes a Devil out of Our Neighbours

"I want to define antithesis and common grace in their historical context to show that these concepts, when held together, help us to maintain a Scriptural balance. They help us remember that the devil is our enemy (not humanity) " - Wyatt Graham

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How the call to “carry one another’s burdens” breaks down partisan stalemates

"In our increasingly polarized nation, when many elected officials and their strategists believe they need to listen only to those who already agree with them, we must carry our neighbors’ burdens into politics with our own. We must ensure those we disagree with are heard as well." - CToday

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We are a fractured nation, but there is still hope

"The Founders worried about 'factionalism' becoming tyranny, but thought the nation so large and scattered that it would be impossible for the 'like-minded' to come together for evil ends. But modern social and mass media have helped turn citizens into mobs determined to destroy their political enemies. Do we have anything in common anymore?" - Acton

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Pew: Americans see stronger societal conflicts than people in other advanced economies

"The United States stands out among 17 advanced economies as one of the most conflicted when it comes to questions of social unity. A large majority of Americans say there are strong political and strong racial and ethnic conflicts in the U.S. and that most people disagree on basic facts." - Pew

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