Wednesday, December 2, 2015

About Safe Places

From the article:
7. Quote of the Day: Daycare
"This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt 'victimized' by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13. It appears that this young scholar felt offended because a homily on love made him feel bad for not showing love. In his mind, the speaker was wrong for making him, and his peers, feel uncomfortable.
I'm not making this up. Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic. Any time their feelings are hurt, they are the victims. Anyone who dares challenge them and, thus, makes them 'feel bad' about themselves, is a 'hater,' a 'bigot,' an 'oppressor,' and a 'victimizer.' [...]
Oklahoma Wesleyan is not a 'safe place', but rather, a place to learn: to learn that life isn't about you, but about others; that the bad feeling you have while listening to a sermon is called guilt; that the way to address it is to repent of everything that's wrong with you rather than blame others for everything that's wrong with them. This is a place where you will quickly learn that you need to grow up.
This is not a day care. This is a university!"
—Dr. Everett Piper, President, Oklahoma Wesleyan University

This is a quote I lifted.  I do not have a link to the original article but it has been in the news for a few days.  You can google for it if you want to see more.

It seems that someone is actually standing up the crazy doublespeak we have allowed to infest our society.   I hope we see more of this.

Freedom is not free. Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.
(borrowed from Jerry Pournelle)

Safwch yn gadarn. "Stand firm."  From the Welsh New Testament