Beware of online pride: 5 tips to be meek, lowly and Christian online


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  • Mormonmama0106 Phoenix, AZ
    June 8, 2014 12:31 p.m.

    I'm so glad to see this list as I really need it! I have a hot temper and too often I have been guilty of firing off a scathing post without really stopping to think before I hit "send". I think I should print this list and stick it to my monitor so I can see it before I ever post anything!

  • antodav TAMPA, FL
    May 22, 2014 8:41 a.m.

    Difficult to follow advice (especially in the midst of constant hostility and attacks from others) but good nevertheless.

  • The Caravan Moves On Enid, OK
    May 20, 2014 8:16 p.m.

    @ ElizaAldous - Utah County, UT - "We need to do what Elder Holland has said: "Defend your beliefs with courtesy and with compassion, but defend them.""

    AMEN to that!

  • ElizaAldous Utah County, UT
    May 20, 2014 5:54 p.m.

    We need to do what Elder Holland has said: "Defend your beliefs with courtesy and with compassion, but defend them."

  • ZAM! Omaha, NE
    May 19, 2014 9:07 a.m.

    Thanks. We seriously need this to happen on this website.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    May 19, 2014 8:31 a.m.

    A code of conduct
    !. Watch what you say.
    2. Don't take what anyone else said to heart or personally.
    3. Never assume any thing.
    4. Always do your best.

    May 17, 2014 5:17 p.m.

    I may not always be Christian in my comments, but I'm trying, and though a senior citizen, I think I'm still learning.
    Here's one practical idea to add to the excellent list above: use the old English writing curriculum advice: revise, revise, revise. I like to copy-paste back and forth from the comments box to MS Word, and look for exactness in my expressions and vocabulary. That's a good practical application for the suggestions above, particularly the first one.
    We are altogether too much in a hurry nowadays, and press "enter/return" without pondering our message. A little reflection will help us to put the dampers on, not only for pride, but also for impetuous remarks that may be hurtful.
    When I get feedback on my comments, I assure those that do so that I value them and try for self-improvement—even if the feedback is perceived as negative and/or somewhat hurtful. I believe most people are well-intentioned and assume that commenters' motivation to post is that they wish to do some good for the cause of mankind.

  • Joan Watson TWIN FALLS, ID
    May 17, 2014 10:23 a.m.

    How true - as in other good advice, we need to be reminded from time to time.