Quotes Suitable for Framing: Dr. Everett Piper

 

If you’re more interested in playing the “hater” card than you are in confessing your own hate; if you want to arrogantly lecture, rather than humbly learn; if you don’t want to feel guilt in your soul when you are guilty of sin; if you want to be enabled rather than confronted, there are many universities across the land (in Missouri and elsewhere) that will give you exactly what you want, but Oklahoma Wesleyan isn’t one of them.

 

At OKWU, we teach you to be selfless rather than self-centered. We are more interested in you practicing personal forgiveness than political revenge. We want you to model interpersonal reconciliation rather than foment personal conflict. We believe the content of your character is more important than the color of your skin. We don’t believe that you have been victimized every time you feel guilty and we don’t issue “trigger warnings” before altar calls.

 

Oklahoma Wesleyan is not a “safe place”, but rather, a place to learn: to learn that life isn’t about you, but about others; that the bad feeling you have while listening to a sermon is called guilt; that the way to address it is to repent of everything that’s wrong with you rather than blame others for everything that’s wrong with them. This is a place where you will quickly learn that you need to grow up. This is not a day care. This is a university.

Doctor Everett Piper, President, Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Could we have him bite a lot of Catholic academics, or perhaps contribute tissue for reinforcement of spines?

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3 Comments

  1. It speaks volumes about the decadence of academia in this country that Dr.
    Piper’s words are making news. If we had a healthy system of higher education,
    the thoughts expressed in his letter would be unremarkable because they
    would already be so widely held.
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  2. I have missed nothing by not attending liberal progressive Academia. I despise this culture of weak-kneed, yellow-bellied, cowardly, effeminate, pacifist, political correct asininity.

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