Civil dialogue provides us with opportunities to explore: What can we build together? Together we can build a world of possibilities. Together we can build strong communities and strong families. Together, we can build today for a brighter future.
For Beck to accuse all the preachers or religious leaders who have advised Obama on any issue of being like the Nazi corruption of the church, and on a course that "ends in mass death," is the worst kind of civil poison.
A primary cause of incivility in public discourse emanates from arrogating to ourselves the role of Judge. On this the Jewish tradition is clear: we are not the Judge. At our best, as my friend pointed out, we may be a teacher.
Before, I thought you were just another cable news talk show host. Now, you are using the language of a spiritual and even a religious leader. But to invoke the name of God and the vocation of a spiritual leader has consequences.