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    1. Neal, I appreciated Susan Shaw’s blog, and share her lament of the incivility that is so often a part of our online discourse. I agree with her that so often, disagreements get personal very quickly. It is easy to take disagreement, especially when it is about a closely held belief, personally. But I think we can all work harder at learning how to engage civilly with one another in shared space–whether that’s the public square or on Twitter. It’s not easy, but it is important to do. For every fiery or derisive response that is made–often without little forethought–we have to remember that there are many silent observers who are engaged in the discussion or disagreement and are observing how we handle things. Disagreeing respectfully is possible, even if it not very common.

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