The Bible and Getting Offended at Words

I was listening to an interview with an entertainer who said he wouldn’t perform at college campuses anymore because they have become “too conservative.”

My ears perked up at that. Not heard colleges referred to as “too conservative” before!

He went on to explain that he gets in trouble too much there by people getting offended at stuff he can say pretty much everywhere else.

I found this interesting. Colleges are liberal in ideology, don’t think there’s much argument there. They are the centers of political correctness. Thus, they get offended at every possible hint of offensiveness in thought, word, or deed.

For instance, a college president has recently apologized for an email she sent to all her students. She, get this, “is sorry for saying ‘All Lives Matter.'”

Yup, that’s right, college students got upset because she said “All lives matter” instead of “Black Lives Matter.” So, she has apologized.

This would be the conservatism charge in action.

We are seeing this more and more in our age of social media. People are wired to go into an absolute frenzy over the speech of another person.

In the old days, we used to say, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Today we don’t even need sticks or stones. Someone says something and we feel obligated to be outraged.

This is evidence of a blazing insecurity in our world. There is no security because, in general, we have abandoned truth.

Colleges have attacked truth for years, leading to the academic notion of postmodernity. Everyone’s experience is their own truth, drivel.

Since each individual’s experience is their truth, they will get offended if you challenge their experience. Never mind their experience is one of a moron, how dare you challenge it!

This hypersensitivity to the words of others is greatly eliminated when we rest all our hope, security, identity, and peace upon the One who speaks Truth, the One who is called “The Way, the Truth and the Life.”

Simplistic analyzation? Maybe. But I think there is truth in it.

I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Don’t be offended at the words of people. Words mean little. Opinions mean little. Relax. There is only one Word you need concern yourself with.

He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

Worry about that. Ignore the rest.

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