Monday, November 30, 2015

'This Isn't a Day Care!'

Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Dr. Everett Piper was moved to write an open letter to students after one student allegedly claimed he felt "victimized" by a university chapel service about love.

Piper wrote that "our culture has actually taught kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic."

"Anyone who dares challenge them and, thus, makes them 'feel bad' about themselves, is a 'hater,' a 'bigot,' an 'oppressor,' and a 'victimizer.'"

He explained that the familiar feeling of “discomfort” when confronted with wrongdoing is called a “conscience,” and that "the goal of many a good sermon is to get you to confess your sins--not coddle you in your selfishness."

Piper said that his school believes "that the content of your character is more important than the color of your skin."
"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!"
He concluded by saying, "This is not a day care. This is a university!"