In an age where Christians (and everyone else) tend to flow with the cultural current, the remarks of President Dallin H. Oaks on Friday at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville were striking in their departure from popular rhetorical trends.
Serious differences generate serious discomfort for us all. Could that be why they’re so good for us?
It’s easy for any of us to assume that people disagreeing with our own views are influenced by ill-will, dishonesty or callousness. But what if we didn’t?
When we free our beliefs from the constraints and obligations of truth, we lose our greatest defense against toxic polarization.