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ECGTB Wrote: Sep 24, 2014 7:47 PM
And spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, "My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions." 1 Kings 12:14 Those are the words of Rehoboam, Solomon's son. His rule quickly led to civil war and the partition of Israel followed by 17 years of open war between the nations. That is what the Bible says happens when you raise a child according to Solomon's ideals.
That is an extreme example used to show how far people will put their faith ahead of evidence. Since he was seeking entry into a radiation therapy program, a more fitting concern would be if he accepts the known rates of radioactive decay even if they show that rocks may be far more than six thousand years old. That being said, I will agree that it was foolish of the admin to raise the seemingly irrelevant issue of religion in the rejection letter. It would be nice to have some context - did he say anything that would suggest he would treat people differently based on faith? The essay does not ask such questions while trying to dramatically create a picture of persecution.
It sounds like he was rejected because he could not maintain a B- average at a community college despite the plague of grade inflation. This is not a case of him being led into the arena to be fed to lions. As to his religious beliefs, given the multiple recent cases of children dying because their Christian parents thought prayer was a substitute for seeing a doctor, it would be perfectly reasonable for a medical program to inquire if a prospective student's faith would interfere with them properly practicing medicine.
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