I hear a lot that seems not quite right.
Oh, you too?
People constantly talk past each other in an unknowable way.
The recipe is typically that innuendo and stereotype get combined with emotion – and you get an uninformed response.
This is never intentional, of course, but easy to fall into.
If I sat and listened to all of them quietly, at the end I would no doubt graciously say: “Mmm. That’s
Remember, people tend to think like the group instead of reassessing, or simply saying, “I don’t know.”
It’s a pride thing, if you ask me.
Iam an academic, but I am also a Christian. When I hear academics talk about Christians, I typically think, That’s not quite right. I don’t believe you understand the people you think you’re disagreeing with. And when I listen to Christians talk about academics I have precisely the same thought. I have spent decades noting these pervasive misunderstandings, trying to figure out how they arise, and looking for ways to correct them.