The journalism professors at Leeds Trinity University in England recently received a directive from the university administration instructing them to refrain from the use of certain words such as “do or don’t.” They were also told not to use all capital letters for emphasis. The reason given was that such words and emphases could lead to anxiety in some students. The memo instructed professors to “be explicit about any inexplicitness…” (Hmm…) It went on to state, “any lack of clarity could generate anxiety and even discourage students from attempting the work at all.”
This example of mental deficiency and inability to comprehend basic truths at high levels in public universities is becoming more and more the rule rather than the exception. As Lester Roloff once noted, “It seems at times like the inmates are running the insane asylum!” I’m sure such a statement would generate unbearable anxiety in the administrative offices at Leeds, and likely cause a run on the anti-depressant medications.
I’m glad we have a Biblical prescription for anxieties. Philippians 4:6, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”