Monday, January 20, 2014

On replying to replies

Collin Garbarino is reading Saint Augustine and is surprised that something written in the fifth century could be so relevant to blog commenting today. From City of God:
And yet, will we ever come to an end of discussion and talk if we think we must always reply to replies? For replies come from those who either cannot understand what is said to them, or are so stubborn and contentious that they refuse to give in even if they do understand.