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University Apologizes for Stomping Jesus

HomeschoolEducator Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 7:28 PM
It has become so easy in our culture to parody, denigrate and outright blaspheme the name of Jesus. Why is that? Because for many years, Christians have had the image of Jesus sitting on a rock holding a lamb in his arms, looking weak (rather than meek). We have been taught to turn the other cheek and let folks embarrass and even walk all over us. It's time to take a stand. If you're truly a Christian, you MUST stand up for what you believe. Luke 12:8-9 “I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God. But whoever disowns me before others will be disowned before the angels of God.
sbemis Wrote: Mar 24, 2013 1:35 AM
JESUS has been forced down peole's throats since this countery began,the religious freedom was really not tought by the majority of purtincial purtans-both quaker and Catholics were systamatically excueted here.Wm penn built his 'City of brotherly love as a refuge.Geo. waswhington and Aberham Lincoln were both considered Religiously suspect and impious.WHEN i first moved to lousina they were enforcing laws that made it mandatory that certain places be closed on Sundays.Women were and are being denied abortons because they are seen as being opposed to certain religious attitudes,Homosexuals are being denied civil rights because the BIBLE has certain misunderstood passages-a line of abuses goes on.there is bound to be a backlash.
ReddestNeck Wrote: Mar 24, 2013 1:40 AM
Hey bud, you might try a spell checker -- you look like a generator of illiterate rants, as well as historically cherry-picking at best, and probably just plain ignorant about the tenor of the founding fathers many of whom saw Jesus as a good example of human conduct and not the holy Son of God of orthodox Christianity.
ReddestNeck Wrote: Mar 24, 2013 1:43 AM
But still, Jesus is a very real spirit and you are going to have to deal with God sooner or later concerning what you have done spiritually. And what might or might not have been done at times in the past in the country won't be any excuse at all for you. None.
ReddestNeck Wrote: Mar 24, 2013 1:04 AM
Meek would be like to have the strength of the Incredible Hulk, and then to carry a tiny kitten that had strayed back to its mother. Power under control.
RGR4214 Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 9:36 PM
Grow up. This is not about "blaspheme" - 1184 is right, it's about symbolism. It is popular in Art History courses to hold up a picture of Jesus and put a pencil through it to make a point about the power of imagery.

Home School, I hope you are not teaching your kids that a picture of something is the same as the real thing. If so, they would be better off in public school.
AVCurmudgeon Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 9:39 PM
The point of desecrating the symbol is to desecrate what the symbol represents. If you don't get that, you need some schooling yourself.
rk58 Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 10:34 PM
@RGR: Stop acting the idiot. Its not the same and he knows it.. you are indulging in a strawman. If the symbol had been something representing Mohammed the hue and cry would be overwhelming. No one mistakes a Koran for the Muslim faith.. its just ink on paper.. but the symbol it represents causes a great deal of anger when desecrated. And rightly so.. As AV points out.. its specifically an action meant to insult. Its the MEANING behind the action which is important.

We act in ways that honor others, or insult others. Symbols are just a way of communicating what you mean.. THAT is the point. We use symbols constantly.. thats all language is.. both written and spoken.. symbols. Its YOU that don't get it.. not Homeschooler..
Birdman III Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 10:43 PM
Perhaps I could take a pencil and it drive thru the picture of your mother and father on you end table... surely you wouldn't mind. It is not like that picture as and value.
pascagoulapappy Wrote: Mar 24, 2013 12:07 AM
I have never heard of such an idiocy in Art History.
ReddestNeck Wrote: Mar 24, 2013 1:07 AM
That wouldn't even be about art history... the picture of the Madonna which had been painted in part using elephant dung MIGHT, just because it had been forced as an issue. (And I don't even hail the Madonna, but if Catholics want to do that, it is a crappy witness for me to flout her.)
ReddestNeck Wrote: Mar 24, 2013 1:23 AM
Why all this condescending belittlement? Isn't that generally the sign of a failed argument?
dbaker909 Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 9:04 PM
HomeschoolEducator, religion in general has been taking a beating. The media, courts, government and organizations opposed to religion have gained incredible reach into our culture. Society has 'bitten the apple' of the hedonist lifestyle, where anything goes until 'certain people' are offended, then there are laws to protect them. You be can be assured those people do not represent most religious sects. Though I am among the Constitutional adherents who do not subscribe to our government establishing religion, I also would not advance agendas that are lowering our moral character, creating hatred, sexism and spurring people to violence. These are antagonistic toward Christians and other religious sects.
rk58 Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 10:36 PM
@dbaker909 well said indeed.
Birdman III Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 10:41 PM
"... religion ifn general has been taking a beating..."

Except for Islam. Why is that 'baker?
ReddestNeck Wrote: Mar 24, 2013 1:22 AM
Because a Muslim will go ape $#!+ at such a thing... people still fear brute force even if they do not fear God.

Florida Atlantic University has issued an apology for a classroom assignment that involving students writing the name “Jesus” on a sheet of paper and then stomping on the paper. The university also said the lesson will never again be used.

“We sincerely apologize for any offense this has caused,” the university said in a prepared statement. “Florida Atlantic University respects all religions and welcomes people of all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs.”

The university initially defended the Christ-bashing lesson which is included textbook titled, “Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach, 5th Edition.”

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