To pride, all insults matter, but humility hardly notices them. When people call you a name on social media, don’t answer to it.
Insults are seldom honest. Their goal isn’t truth, but pain. When people insult you, it reveals weakness in them. It shows that they are afraid of you or of your ideas.
Making unproven accusations is reckless and unkind. Shooting insults and disrespect back and forth like a tennis match, seems to me like a way to cause a lot of pointless pain.
Insulting someone is like spitting into the wind. Insults and accusations give birth to fake news To avoid getting caught up in false accusations and fake news, listen to your conscience, to God’s “still, small voice,” and read the Bible with a humble, open heart.
If an accusation is true, show mercy. If it’s false, renounce it and vindicate the accused. If it’s questionable, keep silent.
It’s often hard to see beyond people’s words and behaviors (and your desire to insult them) and to recognize the image of God in them, but life is better when you do.