Warning! The photo to the left can be viewed as offensive and an influence to your moral compass. To continue reading, first, grow up.
This morning my inbox contained a link to a Letter to the Editor published in a Maine newspaper from someone that I believe is a faculty member at Thomas College. The letter was aimed at chastising the editorial staff of the paper for printing photographs of dead deer in their newspaper, stating that they, “find it very disturbing to open the paper and find pictures of slaughtered animals and don’t understand why those of us who have moral objections to hunting need to be involuntarily exposed to these pictures.”
One cannot argue that this person, at least states, that they find photographs of dead deer – and I would presume the same for all dead animals – bothersome and has difficulty viewing them. At same time, argument can reasonably be made that this person, if they are a college professor at a Maine college, lives in a state where deer hunting has, for many decades, been a rite of passage for residents and publishing photos of “dead deer” in local newspapers is part of that rite of passage. We are in a constant state of war. The newspapers always contain images of war and the collateral damage of war. I wonder if this same person has the same moral objections to viewing dead bodies of men and women?
The bigger picture is what is most disturbing. We now live in a society in which the mindset is one of entitlement, combined with censorship (political correctness), and the selfish desire to force all others to one’s own way of thinking. This comes because respect and an understanding and appreciation of the interests of other people, has gone missing – more than likely by design.
We can also see an extreme case of this in the aftermath of another national “selection” for a new president. I recall when Barack Obama was “selected” as president, the false left was happy while the false right lamented the thought of this person being president of the United States for 4 or 8 years. With the tide changing, the false right is happy and the false left is struggling to get over it and in some cases resorting to violence to protest what appears to be something they know little about. But I’ll save that discussion for another day.
Back to the dead deer photos. If a newspaper caved to the whims of every unstable individual, who thinks of themselves as the author of all things “moral” and stopped publishing photos they believed to be of the interest of the majority of their readers, the paper would be void of all photos, for surely with little effort, an irrational weak person can find any photo disturbing and would have moral objections to what they represent while claiming involuntary subjection to viewing the pictures. How silly and childish!
I Corinthians 13:11 reads, “When I was a child, I spake as a child: I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” Once it was thought, without much discussion, that a person who held a position as a staff member of a college, had grown up and put away childish things. Evidently not.
Perhaps the author’s real intent was to offer disparagement toward the event of hunting and those that participate in it. A grown up would simply state such a position and offer rational discourse in support of their position, rather than bang their heads on the table, in a display of childish behavior, demanding the newspaper take away pictures and protect her from being “subjected” to what she considers the immoralities of others. Unfortunately, that grown-up behavior seems to be in short supply as any sane person can realize by simply opening their eyes.
I don’t read newspapers any longer because, as a grown man, I understand that its content is propaganda and full of things that are offensive and certainly what I would classify as immoral. Should I choose to open one up, I fully expect to find as I describe. The same adult behavior would prevent me from banging my head demanding my way at the expense of all others. I can only alter my own behavior as has always been the same way of existing in a state of sanity.
I doubt that the newspapers are going to alter what they publish because one reader has been offended…or has a related mission to end hunting. Such actions prove that insanity runs rampant throughout our perverted society.