If You Can’t Say Anything Nice…

Regular readers of this blog will know that I maintained a theology series for a while. You will also have noticed that the series stopped fairly abruptly with this post on 8 August. There are various reasons for stopping this series, but the main one goes back to a piece of advice that I heard often growing up:

If you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all.

I’m sure most of you are familiar with this piece of advice. Although, I heard it early and often, I am not the first to heed this advice. I have (very) strong opinions (some may say that this is an understatement) that I am rarely able to keep to myself. Thus, doing a theology series around my theology class was difficult because of the nature of the class and the vast disagreements that I have with my theology professor. After being in class, then, and trying to come to this space to write about theology, I was rarely in a good frame of mind to write objectively, so I chose to heed the old adage above. I make no promise that I will always heed the above advice (you know this to be true if you have read this space for some while), but I did think it was time to offer some “reason” as to why such a promising series (in my eyes) was discontinued.

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2 thoughts on “If You Can’t Say Anything Nice…

  1. Fitting that when my family quotes it, we use the Steel Magnolia’s version
    “If you can’t say anything nice, come sit by me.”

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