Controversy: (n) a prolonged public dispute
It seems to have become a pastime of the human race—to make every statement, thought, feeling and action controversial.
It’s a way for us to feel important, by judging the world and the people around us.
But factually, the only legitimate door of controversy—the true opportunity to open a discussion which might warrant disagreement—is when common sense has been broached.
What is common sense?
It’s the glue that holds the dust of humanity together. It’s what we’ve learned from Adam to now—to be functional, workable and pleasing.
Every once in a while, common sense has to be challenged, because it failed to keep the door open long enough to include all of God’s people on the ark of safety.
Then we have a reason for controversy. For instance:
Are black people lesser than white people?
At one time, common sense said they were, so it had to be challenged and amended.
Are gay people perverts?
The common sense at one time, even among the psychiatric community, was that they were. Therefore, some controversy was necessary to embrace our brothers and sisters who found themselves in that situation.
Controversy is not somebody doing something you don’t like.
Controversy should only happen when the common sense we have all accepted needs to be challenged and expanded.
Published by Jonathan Cring