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May 23, 2013


The Art of the Non-Apology by Rachel Held Evans

Hey look, so I recognize that hypothetically speaking it is possible that I might potentially write something that might be construed by some people as “wrong”. And I want to apologize to my readers for those times when you’ve misunderstood what I have written in such a way that you feel that I may have in fact actualized that possibility. I am sorry that you are unable to grasp what I have clearly communicated. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not backing away from my posts. In fact if there are any Huffington Post editors hanging about, feel free to publicize what I’ve written. My last name is spelled with an “s” as in “Evans”. But I just want you to know that sometimes I get emotional and write things at the spur of the moment that are entirely comprehensible and correct but that you are incapable of understanding. So, I’m sorry. I’m only human. A human who happens to be right but a human nevertheless. So how about a little grace. Thank you.


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Read the comments on that non-apology. How does one marginally talented, politically correct pseudo-evangelical garner so many sycophants?

[1] Posted by David Fischler on 5-23-2013 at 08:49 AM · [top]

Because we’ve moved past the Age of Aquarius to the Age of Facebook/Twitter.  Same narcissism and shallow, self-actualizing spirituality; different tech.

[2] Posted by Daniel on 5-23-2013 at 08:56 AM · [top]

RE: “How does one marginally talented, politically correct pseudo-evangelical garner so many sycophants?”

Right.  What I want to know is . . . where are my sycophants?

[3] Posted by Sarah on 5-23-2013 at 09:00 AM · [top]

“I am sorry that you are unable to grasp what I have clearly communicated.”

Sycophants to anyone who would give such an apology might be better described as psychophants.

[4] Posted by Undergroundpewster on 5-23-2013 at 09:07 AM · [top]

What an artless and, yes - ungraceful - manner of requesting grace from her readers.  On what basis might she have any expectation of deserving such? 

I think I shall “actualize the possibility” of continuing not to read or pay any attention to such an unthinking and poor writer.

[5] Posted by tired on 5-23-2013 at 11:20 AM · [top]

Apparently the known universe must revolve around her…I hope this doesn’t cause the earth to spin off it’s axis…

[6] Posted by B. Hunter on 5-23-2013 at 11:56 AM · [top]

OH…I bet she is friends with the former IRS director…as his “apology” to Sen. Cornyn during the Senate hearings was just about as…insightful.

[7] Posted by B. Hunter on 5-23-2013 at 11:58 AM · [top]

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