I’m in College right now and my Philosophy professor is pretty anti-Christian (just like virtually every teacher I’ve ever had since kindergarten). The other day we were talking about “love” and what “love” means and she believes that most love is just “domination” and “ownership”, blahblahblah, the usual prattle.
So we were going around the room talking about what love meant for us and one girl talked about how her mother left her husband and family to live her own life and how the girl’s father was always willing to take her back, always loved her, never stopped trying to bring her back into their lives, never rejected her when she left them again, etc. Really a pretty touching story. Of course the teacher talks about how that wasn’t “real love”, it was about the husband “owning” his wife, etc. Then she goes on about how children don’t experience love because they’re disciplined so much and treated as “objects”, etc. etc.
Finally I speak up and say “if THAT’S not love, that story she just told, then what the hell is? You’re trying to take ‘love’ and warp it into something that fits your political beliefs,” and she made some snarky remark and people laughed at me.
I was friggin’ livid. I’m SO sick of people like her, my whole damn life I’ve had to listen to them, everyone in my generation has, they’ve pretty much ruined the country with their state-funded brainwashing. But I mean I was really mad about this. Is it sinful to get really mad at someone for saying anti-christian things? I wasn’t actually thinking like “I hope she dies!” or anything that hateful, in the back of my head I thought “she’s just another sinner like we all are, I hope God leads her to the faith”, but I was still extremely angry.
Moar rant: the worst thing about people like my philosophy professor is that you CAN’T argue with them because any sort of debate is “mean” and “intolerant”. They don’t give you responses, just vague psychobabble. And I’m the “bad guy” for saying that love is about sacrificing yourself to another person, forgetting your self (ironic that she’s obsessed with eastern religion but also seems to think selflessness is a manifestation of the patriarchy).