Crassness vs Civility

Last week my good friend Jim told a story of how his son told him that there seemed to be a lot fewer idiots on the road when his mom drove him to school. We both laughed about it because we know how impatient we guys can get with other drivers on the road. We get angry and mouth off something crass.. but of course "Christian" crass.. our kids hear it and take note.

Lately there has been a lot of debate about talk radio hosts and the republican party. Folks seem to feel an obligation to defend the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter focusing on their "conservative" message and ignoring the crassness of their presentation.. of course this kind of rude and crass behavior is not limited to an ideology.. just turn on Keith Olbermann some night for proof.

I really don't want to debate the ideology of either of those folks but simply want to say that I long for a return of civility in politics and political discussion.. and I hope for a day when ideas are discussed and people are not called idiots.. and I will try to be a bit more patient when I am driving.. and maybe even when I am blogging :)

Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue. -Proverbs 17:28


  1. When was there ever civility. Are you referring to the 60 years the democrats controlled congress until 94. Are you referring to the time before the internet or talk radio when the only message available was from the liberal dominated media. Let's not forget why things were civil, there was only one side available.

  2. This must be Kansas City Bob talking... New York Bob likes incivility.

  3. My husband and I were talking about this just the other day. Its not just in the political arena it seems to be everywhere. Crassness and rudeness seem to be the order of the day. I think "niceness" is decaying.

  4. I agree with you completely.


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