How to Win when Disagreeing on the Internet
When Pope Francis preached at this past weekend’s consistory of new cardinals, he urged them to avoid the tendency to polarization. He actually asked them to be “immune” to it.
In my mind, polarization happens when we are talking about things that reflect our deeply held values. We care about something gravely, and we can’t understand how someone else can think it less important or sacred than it is (eg. prolife).
Is the Holy Father asking cardinals not to take a clear stance on important issues? Of course not.
What he is asking is that we not allow our differences to ever