We don’t have to go far in the Christian life
before we’re impacted by this kind of polarization - either by giving it or receiving it but usually both - and the entire character
and dignity of another person gets reduced to a nameless, faceless “other” which makes it easier to marginalize them and dismiss their views. So many of us do this.
And when this becomes our way of interacting with the world?
We end up with a culture of culture wars, where people no longer feel safe to dialogue, or to learn and ask questions…or to explore new opinions, or to be who they truly are.