In the 60’s the mantra on college campuses was, “Tune in, turn on, drop out.” Not a very productive philosophy, to be sure, but still better than what has been occurring at so many institutes of higher “learning” this year. 2015 is the year of the attitude, “You hurt my widdle fewlings.” Sadder yet is that fact that the administrations in many cases agree!
There are some bright spots. Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, had this response:
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!
I encourage you to read the whole post.
The entrepreneur in me, however, has decided to jump on this train and ride it to gravy town. I hereby present your diploma from Mollycoddle U. Don’t worry, tuition is free. I’ll get my money from a government grant. Everyone knows that government money is magic and appears out of nowhere. Also, you don’t have to study, you certainly don’t have to learn. Just click the image to enlarge and print out your Doctorate of Being Special (D.BS) Diploma.