This from Bishop N. T. Wright, who has endured much criticism from the blogosphere, not that he minds criticism, but he minds misrepresentations, gossip, and slander from those who hide behind the anonymity of the internet. I find his words worth pondering:
It really is high time we developed a Christian ethic of blogging. Bad temper is bad temper even in the apparent privacy of your own hard drive, and harsh and unjust words, when released into the wild, rampage around and do real damage. And as for the practice of saying mean and untrue things while hiding behind a pseudonym — well, if I get a letter like that it goes straight in the bin. (Justification pages 26, 27
It is too easy to type in a passion and hit ‘send’ or ‘post’ without thinking that what you have written impacts a person on the other end. I know. I’ve done it and regretted doing it. Bad temper is, indeed, bad temper, and it is ill fitting to human beings, much less to Christian human beings.