Link Insensitivity Training: Facing the Crybaby Culture by Jeffrey Miller June 14, 2007 written by Jeffrey Miller June 14, 2007 Mark Shea has the main article in this months issue of Crisis and his article is online. Fr Dwight Longenecker also had an informative article in this months Crisis on the Anglican Use Right and the Pastoral Provision, though it isn’t online. 2 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post Resemblance that only goes skin deep next post Audible You may also like All in a blog name October 17, 2006 The weight of purity October 6, 2006 Tolerance is not a Christian virtue – Love... May 22, 2007 The New Yorker and G.K. Chesterton July 18, 2008 Introibo ad altare Dei November 7, 2006 Parody – for now March 30, 2011 Signs of the end times October 7, 2005 One Flu over the Catholic Church December 19, 2003 In his own Hand June 11, 2004 One sister can change the world September 17, 2012 2 comments kalej June 14, 2007 - 1:30 pm I really enjoyed the “Redeeming the black avenger” article on boys and the faith. I am working through the thoughts in my head to expound upon this. With 5 boys, it sure makes sense too me. Reply joanne June 14, 2007 - 3:13 pm That was hysterical, right up to the part about the Muslims. Not that there isn’t truth to be told from that angle, but because some of that truth will incite violence today. And we know that “profiling” does imply that EVERY member of a particular group will behave a certain way by association. That sort of thinking has victims. I do appreciate the chance to laugh at our ridiculous sensitivities, nonetheless. I was thinking the other day that we may have to declare a non-English national language just because there are so few English words left to say, else we OFFEND! It was bad enough when insults and curses redefined acceptable words, but now, via “kind” euphemisms, through some sort of back formation, the euphemisms become insults and so we have even fewer appropriate words. (Did you wince when I said “appropriate”? Ah-ha, see!!!) We can’t say: gay, special, black, yellow, partner, friend, blond, companion, massage, disabled, enable, mate, boy, man, jump, hump, other, gifted (Who you callin’ “gifted”) his, bad, truth, God, fairy, mother, poor, wrong, needy (who are you callin’ “needy”?) sin, etc, etc. I think that every time we come up with an inoffensive term it will eventually offend and become a BAD word! At some point, we have to laugh. (Ooh, do you think it’s ok to say ‘laugh’ as long as I don’t do it in public? What if I just spell it?) Reminds me of when my son, at three, proclaimed when the largest man he had ever seen stepped into a public swimming pool, “It’s okay Mom, I didn’t say ‘FAT’!” Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.