Christ Himself called out some pharisees:
Knowing their malice, Jesus said, "Why are you testing me, you hypocrites? Matthew 22:18and he called out Peter:
"Get behind me, Satan. You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do." Mark 8:33We need to be able to discuss that there are hypocrites and evil. We need names that capture a thousand words in one word and to look at each for the truth or falsehood it represents. When Mr. BMW aggressively doesn't merge properly onto the highway, putting me in danger, at that moment he is a selfish fool.
We need to see ourselves as strong and resilient. "Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me" is more truthful and helpful than "Name-calling is crushing under all circumstances." Being thick-skinned is a desirable and practical trait to foster. The stronger we become, the more we are able to defend truth and those who are truly unable to defend themselves.