Where slander and liable and insult are involved, a lot of people can get on their high and virtuous horses: This is the kind of stuff that sows hatred and unkindness, so we examine it carefully, write laws about it, and build barriers to keep it in check. We do this in a social context. Some are even willing to do it within themselves.
But when it comes to praise and elevation, there is seldom the same acuity brought to bear. It's as if praise in an of itself were given a little extra leeway ... because ... because ... well, maybe because it's nice to be nice and the social wheels are oiled. Or maybe something is desired, some praise-worthy and possibly holy goodness.
But why should the one be given more elbow room than the other? True, it's pleasant socially or within my own walls to praise what I like, but at some point maybe it would be necessary to ask, "Is this praise any more true than the calumny I might likewise employ?"
Is a piece of wood any less or more a piece of wood because it stubs my toe or because it is said to be a piece of the 'one true cross?'
Praise and blame ... something to consider.