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Professor Makes Students “Stomp on Jesus”

kansascase Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 11:26 AM
This is not really that unusual. Professors do challenge the way that students are brought up, etc. Even way back when, I went through a philosophy class that quite well addressed it. I think it kind of depends upon the motive of the instruction and the school. I don't like it, but, I understand it. Perhaps, if more people had a questioning mind, Obama would not be President right now. Children, Students and adults need to understand that they should not believe everything they read and hear. They do need to do their own research to determine an appropriate position for them. At least, then they will be able to debate it based on some facts. I do weary of those "fealy" people that can't support their viewpoint.
TrustNoOne Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 12:21 PM
So why was the student suspended for questing the authority of the instructor. That is the issue of the story.
TrustNoOne Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 12:20 PM
So why was the student suspended for questing the authority of the instructor. That is the issue of the story.

A Florida Atlantic University student said he was suspended from class after he refused a professor’s directive to stomp on a piece of paper with the word “Jesus” written on it.

“I’m not going to be sitting in a class having my religious rights desecrated,” student Ryan Rotela told television station WPEC. “I truly see this as I’m being punished.”

Rotela, who is a devout Mormon, said the instructor in his Intercultural Communications class told the students to write the name “Jesus” on a sheet of paper. Then, they were told to put the paper on the floor.

“He had...