GAWD, IT’S OUTRAGEOUS
IT BEATS ME HOW PEOPLE CAN BE SHOCKED, OUTRAGED AND OFFENDED ABOUT LITTLE ANNOYANCES BUT WE DON’T HEAR A PEEP FROM THEM ON THE BIG PROBLEMS
What is it with the human race these days? It seems to me everyone just wants to be shocked and outraged about everything and everybody.
The latest is that God apparently is whatever gender you want him or her to be (or possibly both him and her combined, if you know what I mean).
So some are terribly offended that we have called God him and not her, and I must say, do I really care?
I am quite happy for people to call their god whatever they want.
It is not going to outrage me and I am not going to make it an issue on my social platform.
If you think I am being somewhat contentious, I apologise.
I hope you aren’t outraged that I don’t care if God is Mr, Mrs or in between.
I know what mine is and really that’s all that matters.
I won’t push my beliefs on to anyone and expect nothing more or less in return. Outrage is the buzz word at the moment. I recently saw a Facebook trail of someone who wasn’t happy because they went to Target to buy a shirt for their daughter and wanted a dinosaur on the shirt.
But I think there were only teapots and fairies in the girls’ section but the boys section had plenty of dinosaurs – that was the problem, apparently.
This post started a posse about why there was a boys’ and girls’ section and not just a kids’ section and why all the clothes weren’t in together so girls could have what the boys had etc.
The argument was based around why they were disadvantaged by having to go to the boys’ section in the search for dinosaurs.
What surprised me was the number of
people who agreed with them.
There was actually no one disagreeing at the time I read the post.
Some were outraged and thought it was worthy of a story in the media.
I was actually outraged at their outrage, shocked and possibly discriminated against and felt like I was in a minority group who were being ignored – bullied even.
Yes, I am kidding.
I hope I never offended you by my false outrage, but I cannot believe where we are going as a nation.
Social media is just taking control for all the wrong reasons.
Those who aren’t happy post something, then away it goes endlessly.
Rather than worry about dinosaurs on kids’ shirts and what gender God is, wouldn’t we be better putting some effort into the things that really should outrage us?
Here are a couple to start with: parents smoking with infants in the car. Let’s get outraged about that.
Another is our justice system or, more succinctly, our un-justice system where police do the hard work and then a suspended sentence is given in the hope of rehabilitating someone with a string of offences against law-abiding citizens. For an example, look in the paper any day of the week.
Let’s get outraged about the State Government wanting to raise the age of youth offenders so they can’t be prosecuted and leave Target and God for another day.
“I WAS ACTUALLY OUTRAGED AT THEIR OUTRAGE, SHOCKED AND POSSIBLY DISCRIMINATED AGAINST AND FELT LIKE I WAS IN A MINORITY GROUP WHO WERE BEING IGNORED – BULLIED EVEN.”