sometimes, I think people just want to be offended.
What people? Specifically. Using such neutral terms to level an accusation is unfair and kind of cowardly.
I freely admit I loathed Oprah before this. So it is possible this is just another reason to detest her. But I do not think it is fair to say I want to be offended. That accusation is offensive.
I don't loathe or love her. Rarely watched her show and only then when I didn't have control of the clicker. However, she did a mighty fine job in The Color Purple.
I am not offended by what she said. She sells various things that promote her kind of universal woo
. The problem is that if a person doesn't share her version of woo
, then that person is unfeeling, uncaring, uninteresting ... an atheist. By not accepting her brand of woo
, by not thinking like she does, she creates a whole new divide among people and uses the club of atheism to beat off the offenders. I doubt that she meant harm, but, then again, many Christians
say and do the same thing.A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.