Are you wishy-washy? Is Charlie Brown your posterboy? Well, it may be a revelation to you---as in the Book of Revelations 3:14-22---but if you're neither hot nor cold, you're a wretch. That is, you make God retch. In Dante's Divine Comedy, the good news is that you're not in Hell, but you don't qualify for Purgatory, let alone Heaven. Because you never really existed. You're one of those "che mai non fur vivi"( who never were alive). The Damned in the depths of Hell at least made a choice.
When I saw the Charlie Brown comic strip above, I thought of the last election, and all those who never got around to voting---making a choice, and perhaps a difference. I thought of those who never let their voices be heard on either side of an issue. The uncommitted, the indecisive, the middle-of-the-roaders. I thought too of the familiar caveat: never talk about politics or religion. You don't want to offend anyone.
But advocacy or dissent doesn't have to be abrasive or abusive. If you're for something, have the courage to come out and say it. Use tact, of course. Think it through. Have enough of an open mind to entertain doubt. But be willing to say what you firmly believe.
And don't look for loopholes like Charlie Brown. Wishy one day. Washy the next. Whatever the debate. Choose a side. And come alive.