A recent study has suggested that allowing readers to be exposed to combative comments interferes with their ability to process new information and think critically about it. In fact, readers exposed to such comments tend to double down on their existing beliefs, i.e. their beliefs about the topic become more polarized than before, while their perceptions of the negative aspects of the topic being discussed increase.
Dowsing for Divinity welcomes thoughtful discussion and debate. We believe that nonviolent communication is a necessary precondition for such debate, and we strive to communicate nonviolently to the best of our ability.
All comments are now automatically moderated. We welcome all constructive comments that are offered in a spirit of cooperative exploration and will publish them selectively, in the mindset of a “Letters to the Editor” section.