Fr Martin on Name Calling

Posted February 24, 2018 3:03 am by Dwight Longenecker

Fr Martin on Name Calling

Fr James Martin SJ has tweeted his objection to ad hominem attacks and name calling:
Gospel: Today Jesus says that if you call your brother a name you will go to hell: “Whoever says, ‘You fool,’ will be liable to fiery Gehenna” (Mt 5:22) Jesus took a dim view of ad hominem attacks and personal vilification. Hear, Catholic bloggers and websites. Hear, church.
This is a little bit like the girl on the playground sticking out her tongue at the person who just called her “Fatty” but Fr Martin has a point.
If you scroll through the responses to his tweets and Facebook

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