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Professor Makes Students “Stomp on Jesus”

web_master Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 8:35 AM
This is so stupid. The point can be made without this idiotic exercise. These are grade school level tactics. College professors?.
Cappmann Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 8:38 AM
This school didn't even adhere to the lesson. It says "...After a brief period of silence instruct them to step on the paper. Most will hesitate. Ask why they can’t step on the paper. Discuss the importance of symbols in culture.”

Where does it say anything about suspending the student if they refuse?
Kimbery Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 8:44 AM
He wasn't suspended for refusing... he was suspended by the professor's supervisor and we don't know the reason. I suspect it was the way the little holy roller behaved while trying to tattle on his professor for following the lesson plan.
Earl29 Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 8:55 AM
Assuming facts not in evidence. The article said he was punished for expressing concern. The charge is that the professor went beyond the lesson plan. Mind you, the lesson plan itself is demeaning and stupid.
jimmylynn Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 9:01 AM
You would assume that because you cannot defend the fact that he was suspended for not performing the blasphamy that he was instructed to commit.
Kimbery Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 9:20 AM
Well seeing as it isn't 1350 I don't think stepping on paper is "blasphamy".

As a student I was always bright enough to know that getting into a public p*ssing match with the professor was never a bright idea.
Cappmann Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 10:02 AM
You've been beating on everyone about "symbolism", This wasn't about a piece of paper. It was about what the NAME on the piece of paper SYMBOLIZED. How about a little consistency Kimberly? And personaly, I don't care what you think is or is not blasphamy. To this student, it was. That's called a 1st Amendment right.
pascagoulapappy Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 10:31 AM
"Little holy roller"--"tattle"--we sho is big on loaded language, ain't we?

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...