Have you ever asked a question/ shared a recommendation on a YouTube video hoping to hear back from the Youtuber herself, only to be judged by several other people for your book choices or why your opinion isn’t the same as theirs?
See how it all went down in the comments section video of this at https://youtu.be/IF9wyXW-CxA and my challenge to future commenters.
I don’t mind being wrong, but if the comments are more criticism than suggestion, my limited time is better spent deepening my learning, as opposed to explaining myself to people who are simply in it to impose their own side rather than trying to understand both sides of the argument.
If you prefer to read it in screenshots in one whole blog post, here they are. This was my initial comment for Lizzie:
And I don’t mind further recommendations, but some assumptions needed to be clarified on both sides:
I was even grateful for the additional Catholic sources, but then Tom Landry suddenly comes up with his idea. And if I didn’t reply, more comments along the same pattern from similar keyboard-happy people will start appearing.
So in closing, I leave people Tom with this challenge. This applies to Orthodox who converse with Catholics in a similar way: