Don’t Ask

When I was a kid we had to do lesson books for Sunday School. At the end of the lesson was a space asking for my personal response. I gave it. My teacher marked it wrong with a big black X.

I was upset because I gave my honest opinion and I thought it was about expressing my thoughts, not parroting an answer. This still happens today out in the big world. Students can lose grades and employees can lose jobs for answering a request for their personal feelings about a non-work related issue.

I may not agree, but a personal opinion is a personal opinion. It’s a thought from a person who is processing. If you can’t handle the answer, don’t ask the question.

5 thoughts on “Don’t Ask

  1. The Sunday School teacher was looking for religious correctness not an honest answer. The spirit of religion lies and punishes hoping for conformity through intimidation. The spirit of political correctness does the same wanting to rule by punishing anyone of another opinion. There is no regard for truth or grace just power and control. This never wins people but does muzzle some mouths!

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