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Culture - Guts, logic and character
Noah Riner, president of the Dartmouth student body has shown great character, guts and logic in his speech to the new students at his uni. From his speech
Character has a lot to do with sacrifice, laying our personal interests down for something bigger. The best example of this is Jesus. In the Garden of Gethsemane, just hours before his crucifixion, Jesus prayed, "Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done." He knew the right thing to do. He knew the cost would be agonizing torture and death. He did it anyway. That's character.
I would suggest that Noah has done something along the same lines. He knew that there would be a bad reaction to his speech from many people who were 'outraged' that someone dare mention Jesus in a public speech, yet he did it anyway.

Read the whole speech and note just how humble Noah is in it. He doesn't exempt himself from criticism or pretend to be sinless and his bold speech is all the more eloquent for it.

Worldmag has more about the criticism Noah received and his very Christian handling of it.
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