Fighting Gossip Without Losing Community

Have you ever seen a Facebook post smearing someone else’s reputation only to end with, “I’m just saying”?  Those four words apparently have the ability to legitimize whatever comes before them as an unassailable expression of authenticity.  Don’t judge me.  Don’t accuse me of gossip or slander.  I’m just being authentic. We live in an age where the greatest good is being “real” and the greatest evil is not being true to yourself.  In the name of authenticity, I have a r...