On the Hypocritical Nature of Religious Offence

Source: The Meaning of Nothing. Crying offence is the adult equivalent of sticking your fingers in your ears and rolling on the ground screaming until the other person stops speaking. It poses no counterarguments, it needs no justification and it degrades discourse by limiting contributing opinions to a uniform few. Utilising offence as a method of argument says nothing more than “my feelings trump reason, so I don’t have to listen anymore.”

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