People can't say whatever they want and then blame others for "getting offended" Even Christ says that in Matt 12:37.
I agree with the author of this article. I have had multiple encounters with BYU Grad students at a major University, whose feelings were hurt by me while teaching a Gospel Doctrine Class. Instead of just walking out, we had to hear about their tender feelings unable to live with my comments. If they were my kid (I have Grandkids their age) I would have verbally straighten them and taken away their cell phone for a year.
What self centered babies are being raised and educated these days.
Sounds to me that at BYU we might be seeing the tares separating themselves from the wheat. Also, we're witnessing the fulfillment of Elder Ezra Taft Benson's prophesy that the day would come when a college education was worthless.
I don't know who first said it, but only a fool takes offense where none is intended. That is very true. My question is what does that make those who embrace the current tendency to look for excuses to be offended?
Good piece! "Outrage Masquerading as Virtue" was the technique used by the Lamanite kings and most of the other anti-heroes in the Book of Mormon to stir up the people unto anger and conflict.
"Now when king Noah had heard of the words which Abinadi had spoken unto the people, he was also wroth; and he said: Who is Abinadi, that I and my people should be judged of him, or who is the Lord, that shall bring upon my people such great affliction?
I command you to bring Abinadi hither, that I may slay him, for he has said these things that he might stir up my people to anger one with another, and to raise contentions among my people [Abinadi is being 'divisive!']; therefore I will slay him."
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