I would like to suggest that we strive to utilize labels in their technical form, and not as a pejorative way to describe those who disagree with us. I am not suggesting we not use labels. To do so is silly and unproductive. Labels do have their place. But, let us endeavor to use them accurately and not as a tool for attacking those with whom we disagree. In addition, when someone "labels" us, rather than respond defensively, ask them, 'what do you mean by that?' or 'What does (fill in the label here) mean to you?' I think you will be surprised that many people who use labels do not even know what they mean. They are simply parroting something they heard someone else say. In all honesty, the only label I unreservedly want to have attached to me is "Christ-follower."
Let me know what you think. Have you been a victim of label-itis? Are you guilty of being a label-maker?