Gurriel, Darvish, and the PC Inclusivists

Yuri Gurriel

Last night at the World Series, Houston Astros first baseman Yuri Gurriel hit a homerun off of L.A. Dodgers pitcher, Yu Darvish. You might be saying, “Okay. So what?”

Well, Gurriel decided to poke a little fun at Darvish—after rounding the bases and making it back to the dugout—as well as himself, by taking his fingers and pulling the corners of his eyes back, so as to look like Darvish. Darvish is Japanese; Gurriel is Hispanic.

Now, the whole secular, politically correct world, is up in arms over Gurriel’s actions, with some even calling for his suspension. Gurriel was not acting in an inclusivist manner. Oh, the horror!

In our day and age of purely subjective morality, it never ceases to amaze me just how “offended” so many are becoming, as they attempt to impose their wills upon everyone under the assumption that they are being purely objective.

To add to the amazement is that if anyone should point out just how bigoted and blind their relativist moralizing is, then the relativists shout down the opposition, as if yelling something louder and personal name-calling is something other than more of the same relativist moralizing.

In other words, there is no real reason to object to what Gurriel did to Darvish any more than what the moral relativists are clamoring about in respect to all the sexual harassment charges flying about Hollywood, Capitol Hill, or elsewhere.

Yu Darvish

It is all purely subjective and based on personal preference and taste.

What is bad today could just as easily be good tomorrow, that is just how ridiculous all the clamor has become.

To add to all the idiocy, an equally subjective and apathetic populace coupled with an overly eager media that desperately sensationalizes even the tiniest speck of dirt only adds fuel to madness.

Of course, some might point out that even Yu Darvish found Gurriel’s actions “disrespectful,” but has anyone asked what Darvish was basing his opinion on, aside from the fact that it was just his opinion?

Or some might ask, “Are you saying that what Gurriel did was right, then?”

My response would be that it is irrelevant, since the basis of my morality is not predicated on my narcissistic feelings, like those in the politically correct, morally bankrupt world is.

“Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you,” is not something anyone will find in the secular world of moralizing.

It may be borrowed or even stolen, but it is not something original with those who wear their morality on their sleeves, and in many cases is foreign to what the relativist world considers valuable.

In fact, the moral relativist would not dare give Jesus credit for his dictum, because as soon as he did, then he would have to make an absolute moral decision, which is contrary to his way of thinking.

If only those passing the very judgment they otherwise deplore as unjust could see just how hypocritical they are by passing any judgment at all upon anything, the world would be a better place, if for no other reason than it would be quieter.

Because those same baseless moralists would have to sit silently and say nothing, which would be the most consistent thing they could do, as well as be a blessing in itself.

But, that is not about to happen any time soon, as more and more relativists keep contradictorily mouthing off, while making fools out of themselves, the Yuri Gurriel–Yu Darvish episode notwithstanding.

For more on the vacuity of the politically correct/atheist moralizing, PC Inclusivist nonsense, see my book Letter to an Atheist Village.


UPDATE: As of yesterday, October 28, 2017, Major League Baseball and the Commissioner’s office has decided to suspend Yuri Gurriel for 5 games—in the 2018 season! Apparently, the Gurriel’s offense was not deemed all that offensive, but more of an inconvenience. Otherwise, he would have missed the rest of the World Series. Such is what happens when relativism is the guide to right and wrong. Arbitrary judgments are rendered by arbitrary people that make absolutely zero sense.

About the Author

President, Christian Apologetics Project PhD Candidate, Northwest University (2018) MA Apologetics w/ Honors, BIOLA University (2005) ThM, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2003) MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2000) BA Pastoral Ministry & Bible, Baptist Bible College (1992)

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