In response to McClendon’s letter, “Where’s the Outrage from Christians,” I answer this:
Although I am anti-theist and a free thinker, I strongly agree with your message. More people should speak up and be outraged at the adverse national dialog that takes place in our current society. There is no need for such intolerant, rude language to make a point or statement.
What has happened to decent morals and standards in our country? I’ll tell you what: Public opinions, dialog and statements are not filtered and edited like they used to be.
With the internet, email and social media, one can write and post anything one wishes nowadays without any constraint or blockage. And society is getting more rude and disrespectful in general. This is backed and supported by all these reality shows on TV where people get off and enjoy watching people being rude, angry and abusive to other people in an uncivilized manner. Even our president of the United States uses Twitter to make his outlandish and crude statements that infiltrates the public consciousness and makes it seem socially acceptable. Unfortunately, such adverse and
antagonistic public communication is becoming more
I do wish Christians would make the effort to stand up and complain about it. With you, I do agree upon that. On top of what I have stated, a lot of this negative and rude communication, intolerant language and behavior is unfortunately fueled by drugs and alcohol. Society is getting more and more violent, blunt and abusive. Just witness all the public venue and school shootings that take place today as such a common daily occurrence. It makes me sick.
Not just Christians, but every decent human being and all faiths should stand up and openly complain about the immoral and disrespectful filth that comes out of a lot of peoples’ mouths today.
Douglas L. Chaplin