When I blog, I know what I want to say. I say what I want to say, after all, its my blog. If I visit another blog and read a post a totally disagree with, there is really no problem, I just leave and come back later. I never leave comments unless they are positive. But, what do you do when you are with people and they say something that you think is completely wrong and harmful and off-the-wall? I am not talking about unsaved people, I'm talking about other Christians. If you disagree, you come off as judgemental and haughty. If you say nothing, they assume you agree. And inside, I was appalled!!! I kept thinking, "I can't believe she said that, and that no one seemed to be shocked in the least!"
What do you say to people who infer that when you get older, things that mattered to you will no longer matter? If they are not going to matter in 20 years, then why bother with them now?
I am I that shallow and superficial? Do I make mountains out of molehills? I don't think so, I think I have well-thought-out, Biblical convictions, but I still don't know how to respond. My first reaction is to get away and stay away, but I don't think that's the best, just the most comfortable. Most people who don't have convictions aren't interested inhearing about them anyway.
So how do you graciously disagree so as to not seem judgemental and holier-than-thou?
8 months ago