one minute message “critique is important

Give a listen as I briefly explain why I think critique is important.

It makes me wanna be a better man!

About David Hayward

David Hayward runs the blog nakedpastor as a graffiti artist on the walls of religion where he critiques religion… specifically Christianity and the church. He also runs the online community The Lasting Supper where people can help themselves discover, explore and live in spiritual freedom.

  • Helen

    Go Lisa !!!!!!

  • Roger

    Critique-ing is a neutral academic activity that is largely synonymous with dialogue.

    In the wider community its called conversation (preferably undertaking with a loving, respectful or even contemplative attitude)!

    The only reason for someone to have to assert its desirability is because people (deliberately) confuse it with negative criticism – because they are in what Eckhart Tolle calls the ‘pain-body” i.e. the ego in which they think that there identity is created by all who they hate!

  • David Hayward

    interesting roger. thanks for that.

  • jonathan pelton

    A couple of thoughts in response, David:
    (1) I would like to critique your words: you don’t pronounce “about” correctly 😉
    (2) What is the difference between what you’ve labeled elsewhere as spiritual abuse and the healthy critique that you’e talking about here?
    (3) What’s your favorite hockey team? Do you follow the sport as avidly as your countrymen?

  • David Hayward

    ok john… that’s a meaningful kind of sandwich… a meaningful question between slices of not so meaningful…
    yes i’m canadian. no i don’t watch hockey but i enjoy it. i don’t want to devote the time it takes. about critique and abuse… i think if we can honestly critique ideas and keep that in mind while treating the person with respect…. hard to do in writing i suppose… but that’s how i see it working. i hope always to be clear that i am critiquing the idea while respecting the person who floored it.