Gasp, the horror of it all!

After showing this image in her Hamline University classroom, the art teacher was fired!  

Why, you might reasonably ask, should someone lost their job over this 14th Century sketch? That would be a brilliant question, but, unfortunately, there is no equally brilliant answer. 

You see, a Muslim snowflake shrieked that he had been “forced” to look at the piece of art when his religious scruples forbade looking upon images depicting the Prophet Muhammad.  Mind you, the professor had repeatedly advised students that she would be showing the sketch and offered them plenty of time to look away or to ditch the class if they so chose. Doing that, however, would have denied the student an excuse to become a woke warrior mounting the barricades to silence free speech.  The faculty defended the adjunct professor’s right to teach her art class as she determined and called upon the university’s president to resign, but I have no news that the president fell on her sword. That would be too much to expect from our academic elite who are more intent on enforcing rigid thought than on encouraging students to think for themselves. Are we to live in a culture where intellectual give and take is denied in the name of protecting some wilted flower from decaying in the rot of self-absorption? Are the “offended” of the world to keep others from exploring life and thinking for themselves? That’s a world of neither peace nor growth but one governed by decay.

If you haven’t enjoyed the exhilaration of seeing life with a new pair of  glasses, then I feel sorry for you. But I refuse to allow your narrow mind to confine me, so, turn your eyes if you must, but let me enjoy the go around life offers. Crawl into your Bedouin cave if you’re secure there, but don’t stop others from walking the earth upright.

 

 

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