Being offended seems to be the phrase of the  day in our time.  We feel we have the right to express offense at anything we don’t agree with.  It doesn’t mean we’re correct in our thinking, it has become a catch all phrase which often is an excuse for our own bad behavior or as a defense mechanism against those who take a stand which opposes us.

A while back, my husband was teaching a class in archery.  Because this. like any sport that includes a weapon, comes with rules for safety and respect for the weapon.  A woman and her three children were his students at the moment.  They were dressed in traditional  clothing from their homeland, including birqa. My husband proceeded to tell them that the clothing could be a hindrance as well as a safety issue.  He was simply stating a fact that would keep them from…

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