Yes, rudeness is the weak person’s imitation of strength because the person is resorting to using rudeness to put down others instead of engaging in a discussion with them in a rational and civil manner. It reminds me of some examples given in Darin Hufford’s book “The misunderstood God“, in which many preachers project a rude or abrasive god in their sermons, one who chides or criticises his creations routinely and dismissively. I think it reflects the mentality that the preachers have about “strength equating rudeness”. But that is not so in reality because gentleness or gentility is true strength – it is said that “gentleness is strength under control”. It takes a truly strong man to conquer himself than to conquer a thousand men in the battlefield, as a proverb goes.
- [Book preview] How to be a bad christian… and a better human being – Dave Tomlinson (themysteryofchrist.wordpress.com)
- Are we experiencing a rudeness epidemic? (bitofmomsense.com)
- What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘rudeness’? (eslschoolforenglish.wordpress.com)
- please give advice on how to react to something (ask.metafilter.com)