Ignorance, ignorance, ignorance. Along with a healthy dose of cantankerous closed-mindedness, ill-conceived faux-liberalism, and militant hyperconservatism. Want a wonderful example? Go check out the discussion forums for our local newspaper. A most recent example–the one inspiring this outcry in the desert–is the discussion following last Sunday’s guest column on women and the Southern Baptist church. (If it asks for a subscription and you don’t want to get one, that’s cool. Just let me know and I’ll forward you some highlights.)
I know, of course, that so much of the tone and rhetoric of the discussions here are merely a result of badly moderated forums, where flaming and ill-considered postings are not only rampant, but are let to be; but it still irks me to see such bullshit under the banner of civil discourse.
“Frontiering” my ass.