Turning Off the Chatter

Great trio of vignettes by Danielle of From Two to One on the subject of truth in politics:

“Oh, that’s great! We need more Christians in politics.”

My throat begins to itch. I manage a polite, vague “yeah.” The conversation trickles off, both of us in our separate worlds, living with our conflicting worldviews.

Being a closet optimist, I haven’t quite reached the breaking point of withdrawing from the political discourse, but I have strong sympathy with Danielle’s reaction:

As someone raised by parents who taught my siblings and me to be honest above all (and to have proper grammar), the abandonment of truth-telling, let alone civility, is all but an assault to my worldview that people are rational creatures and that they will seek the truth.