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‘This is not a day care. This is a university!’

17.5.2018 22:00

Ein Universitätspräsident hat die Schnauze voll von den Genderdeppen. [Nachtrag]

Die Washington Post berichtet, dass dem Präsidenten der Oklahoma Wesleyan University der Kragen geplatzt sei und er einen offenen Brief an die Studenten geschrieben habe: Sie seien eine Universität und kein Kindergarten.

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.” […]

So here’s my advice:

If you want the chaplain to tell you you’re a victim rather than tell you that you need virtue, this may not be the university you’re looking for. If you want to complain about a sermon that makes you feel less than loving for not showing love, this might be the wrong place.

If you’re more interested in playing the “hater” card than you are in confessing your own hate; if you want to arrogantly lecture, rather than humbly learn; if you don’t want to feel guilt in your soul when you are guilty of sin; if you want to be enabled rather than confronted, there are many universities across the land (in Missouri and elsewhere) that will give you exactly what you want, but Oklahoma Wesleyan isn’t one of them. […]

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!

Auf deutsch: All die Opferdeppen und narzisstischen Beschuldiger mögen bleiben, wo der Pfeffer wächst – namentlich andere Universitäten besuchen.

Einfach wunderbar. Endlich wachen mal welche auf.

[Nachtrag] Hmpf. Ein Leser weist mich gerade darauf hin, dass ich wieder mal auf das Datum reingefallen bin (hätte ich eigentlich merken müssen, im URL steht es), der Artikel ist von 2015.

Ändert eigentlich gar nichts, außer den Umstand, dass es offenbar nicht viel gebracht hat.