Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Rhetoric

Ever since a Bones episode I saw- season 2 I think- about a man that put off a bomb outside of a bank because-- well I can't remember if there was a reason or not-- but anyways, it was found out that he was listening to a radio host right before that- one that was very loud and persuasive and caused a lot of emotion.

In the show it wasn't a big issue, but due to recent national news, I think it is a big issue. I don't care who you are or what you have to say--- when your words invoke so much terror, anger, or hatred towards anyone or anything, maybe- no-- you SHOULD not talk like that.

President Thomas S. Monson of the LDS church said “Anger doesn’t solve anything. It builds nothing, but it can destroy everything.”

So no matter what radio or tv host you listen to, or something your hubby or wife says, or really ANYTHING-- let's all try to get rid of the anger we have. There is a place for rhetoric- just not hate rhetoric. 

2 comments:

DAY said...

i love that quote by Pres. Monson. i'm not really sure what exactly you're referring to, but either way that is a great quote that helps us remember to keep our tempers and strong feelings in check!

Stephen & April said...

Aubrey, I miss seeing your smiling face. I hope everything is going well! I enjoyed this post a lot. Thanks for sharing it.