The right to not be offended

An excellent post on freedom and the ability to engage in views contrary to your own and grow instead of crying about it.

She laughs without fear

My job makes me think a lot. (yes, even more than usual, gosh how am I coping I hear you ask).

Part of my work involves reading a lot of articles every day, in both the secular and Christian media – from sources of varying intellectualism, political and theological stances. This means I get multiple perspectives, often on the same news, in the form of reportage and comment.

That’s actually quite challenging. Some of the things I read make me want to bang my head against a wall; occasionally even disappear from the face of the Earth for a little while. Sometimes I don’t want to even give certain websites my attention, because I feel like in some strange way, I am advocating their stupidity just by reading them! The opposite is true as well; I can find myself experiencing confusion because anothers’ views are so well presented that I…

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3 thoughts on “The right to not be offended

  1. I love this!! Very well said. It’s quite sad how much people can’t just move on and not be offended by anything and everything. Some need to just get over themselves. Everyone will not see eye to eye, but that doesn’t mean banning and hate and vitriol need to be included.

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