This is something that happened today that I feel I should share with you guys. As a college student you are going to run into a lot of different types of people on campus. You’ll meet people of different nationalities, different cultures, and also different religions. As you are walking across campus there will always be someone who is promoting something. A big example is Greek Life. They usually like to hand out fliers or souvenirs for you to take that could possible convince you to join their fraternity or sorority. Also, people who are trying to get more members for a club, and there are even people who hand out the school newspaper. Well, this morning I saw two older gentlemen standing outside of our Union and Station handing out New Testaments.
Now, before I explain to you why I am bringing this up, I want you to know that I am not extremely religious and that is not what this post is about. So to continue, as I was walking by one of the gentlemen this morning he asked me if I wanted the bible and I accepted it and continued to my next class. After class I passed the other gentleman handing out the bibles. Two people in front of me, the man asked guy walking by if he could “Bless him with the bible.” The young man’s response is what gave me a reason to make this post. The younger man turned to him and said, “Hell no, you can take that S#!@ and shove it up you’re a$$!” Seriously? A simple “No thank you” would have been just fine.
It is so disrespectful that just because the older gentlemen are on campus trying to help students connect with god, some students on campus feel the need to be rude to them because of the religion topic. Now, the question is if that man was handing out anything else would the younger man have responded in such a rude way? Probably not. I understand religion is a touchy subject. And there are a lot of skeptical people out there. But that doesn’t give you the right to be rude to someone. I am not a fan of greek life, but I don’t go around telling frat boys and sorority girls to “shove it” every time they try to hand me something. Today made me realize that there are a lot of disrespectful people in the world. Now, im wondering. What would you have done in this situation?