I hear that phrase every day. The list of politically incorrect words grows by the minute.
- Women find themselves continually offended.
- People of various races take offense
- Those who limit gender are considered offensive and
- Many find my Christian worldviews offensive.
And that’s just the beginning. I would never intentionally insult anyone, but with the number of people who become miffed at the slightest faux pax, intentional or not, I’m guaranteed to be offensive at some point.
This morning as I perused the comments regarding the 54th Superbowl halftime show, I wondered why my offense doesn’t matter.
Many of the politically correct humans I see, especially those the world dubbed celebrities, use foul language every day, words most of these same folks would never want to come out of their two-year old’s mouths. This language is not only beneath them, it’s not only below their intellect, it’s also offensive to me. There are a lot of words these people would never use because they would alienate a portion of the population, and some of those words I commend them for avoiding. But I’m beginning to wonder why things that offend me don’t matter.
The Superbowl halftime show last night added to my dilemma. So many of my friends on Facebook found offense at the soft porn that adorned that stage. Men and women of every age expressed disgust and dismay over the show. The majority of people I know were offended by the display. Yet, our offense doesn’t matter.
No one cares about my offense. Not one of these speech and action police are willing to change their behavior on behalf of me and my friends to keep us from becoming offended. I guess I’m just tired of walking on eggshells to avoid saying words that don’t mean anything while those same people who ask me to don’t mind offending half of the United States all in one fell swoop.
I think the answer might be here:Meme on Facebook
An unhealed person can find offense in pretty much anything someone does.
A healed person understand the actions of others have absolutely nothing to do with them.
Each day you get to decide which one you will be
I guess I’ve decided to live in my healing and the freedom Christ has given me!