Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Salute to Courage

In days when it is popular to hide behind masks of anonymity, it is worth pointing out examples of those who show the courage of their convictions and salute them. Having the courage to stand up for what is right when it is not popular or when you are the only one is not just important; it is crucial for society.

One example is retold here. A more recent example came to my attention from two different sources. The secular side, retold here, emphasizes the tyrannical actions of instructor, Deandre Poole, who, wanting to "push students over the ethical line," asked all the students in her class "to cooperate in a blasphemy." Poole was following an exercise in the book written by Jim Neuliep. A number of missing and important points of the story are given here.

Hats of to Ryan Rotela for having the courage to stand by his convictions. Rotela, perhaps not so incidentally, is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We need more people to have the courage to stand for their faith, even when they are alone.