“You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? Matthew 23:33
When debating an issue with someone, after realizing that neither of us is budging on our beliefs, I used to occasionally use the term “let’s agree to disagree”. I stopped using it, however, because I came to realize that it doesn’t make any sense. It’s clear that we disagree, agreeing to disagree is meaningless.
What I meant to say was, “I respectfully disagree”. Meaning we can disagree, respecting each other’s right to his own opinion, and still remain friends.
Unfortunately, due to political correctness run amuck, it’s becoming almost impossible to respectfully disagree with anyone about anything.
Highly Sensitive People or HSP used to make up 15% to 20% of the population. But, I guarantee it’s much, much higher today. In fact, I believe it has become a disorder.
If you’ve never heard the term “microaggression,” consider yourself lucky. But you’re going to need to be familiar with the concept because it lies at the heart of the explosion of political correctness.
The term was coined in 1970 by Harvard psychiatrist Chester M. Pierce. It wasn’t until a few years ago that the concept of microaggression crossed over from academia into the larger culture. Though it began as a term related to race relations, it has quickly morphed into perceived slights of, in Wikipedia’s words, any “socially marginalized group.”
As the website microaggressions.com illustrates (and yes, there is a website), it’s possible to be a “socially marginalized group” of one. For instance, a woman with short hair may consider disapproval of her hair cut a case of microaggression.
Excuse me for a moment while I tightly rap Duct Tape around my head so that it doesn’t explode!
This is a warning; microaggression, along with an increase in Highly Sensitive People Disorder is going to increase dramatically. The goal of which is to frighten and intimidate anyone from saying anything that might at any time, or in any way, make anyone uncomfortable.
But that won’t work for Christians. It certainly wasn’t practiced by Jesus. He was notorious for making certain people painfully uncomfortable. Proof of that would be Matthew chapter 23.