On Disagreements

Our son recently messaged:

“I just don’t get how you can claim to be a Christian and support this administration.”

I replied:

Yes, I know that Daniel and I find it VERY interesting that you can not. While years ago I would have thought ‘well, he’s just not trying to understand’ I am more inclined to think that this is a good illustration of the view that, for example, political disagreements/discussions are rarely fruitful unless there is underlying agreement on worldview (and worldview disagreements are rarely fruitful unless there is underlying agreement on philosophy/theology).

     I don’t guess you’ve read Alasdair MacIntyre’s book After Virtue?
He explores this phenomenon in detail there (ie folks talking ‘past’ one another due to disagreements at a more fundamental level).
   I recently came across an interesting article on this:
Love,
   papa
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