Often on Twitter I am witness to many different conversations both great, good, bad and truly vile.
One I just witnessed was the use of the insult:
Unfortunately, the insult landed. VanBadham’s father recently died (of cancer on the 19th March 2013).
Her response to my (and many many others) sympathy and to the insults was one of grace and courage.
My response might help. This is how I won my one and only argument.
After being really insulted I was exasperated.
All I said was: “If all you can do is call me names then you have run out of facts!”
Then argument ended. And I felt sorry like Van Badham for the arguer too!
An opportunity was missed to learn something new. Not just facts that don’t fit their world view. But grace and courage to disagree and accept disagreement in return.
Which is actually fun!