I have noticed an increased amount of hostility regarding political debates online, and more extremism from people of all sides. The last two weeks have absolutely been some of the worst "debates" I have seen in quite a while.
That fact is rather disappointing, but maybe it's a good sign, does that show that religion doesn't have as much influence in our society as it used to? If so, that could be an encouraging sign, but it doesn't make the political debates any more bearable.
I just ask my readers to calm down, pause and think before you type a hostile response to someone. Read what you are typing again, and re consider if it may be too harsh. Consider the possibility that you may be wrong. (I know, shocking, right?). I mean, this is the Christmas after all. Peace on earth, good will to men, right? Wait.... I'm a bit of a hypocrite in that regard, I've said before how I feel about Christmas, but maybe I can appeal to your sense of a Christmas spirit. We can all debate without being unreasonable, it can happen, and I really do appreciate a good debate, just ask anyone who follows me on Google +.
Just calm down, everyone, will you?