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(Opposing Views)   Christian college's student body president comes out. But not as a gay man. Worse   (opposingviews.com ) divider line
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2013-11-07 01:30:10 PM  
4 votes:
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2013-11-07 04:04:18 PM  
3 votes:

brigid_fitch: I spent my Freshman year at Georgian Court College, an all-girls Catholic school run by the Sisters of Mercy...


Wow.  Great dance music AND they ran a college?  That Andrew Eldritch sure gets around!

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2013-11-07 04:01:40 PM  
3 votes:

hardinparamedic: You mean it might be my fault that people died on my drunken bender, rather than God's will?


What people dying on a drunken Bender might look like:
sharetv.org

(It's certainly not <strike>God's</strike> the Metal Lord's will.)
2013-11-07 04:49:59 PM  
2 votes:

killdawabbitt: Problem with atheism is that it is a loaded word.  For atheists it means you don't believe in God.  For Christians or other religious folk, it means you DENY the existence of God.  These are 2 very different ideas.

/better to just say you are agnostic, because it essentially means the same thing and people won't harass you about it.


Most agnostics (such as myself) are also completely confident that a Judeo-Christian god does not exist.

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2013-11-07 04:40:37 PM  
2 votes:
Meh, S.S.D.D.

(Same shiat Different Demon)

/Not that there's anything wrong with that
2013-11-07 04:24:29 PM  
2 votes:

jjorsett: Seems from the article that nobody actually cares. Now try coming out as a conservative on a liberal campus and see what happens


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2013-11-07 04:18:47 PM  
2 votes:
Atheism is a major.
2013-11-07 04:05:58 PM  
2 votes:

SphericalTime: He's kinda cute.  Too bad he didn't come out as both.


Gaytheist
2013-11-07 02:39:19 PM  
2 votes:

Darth_Lukecash: Marcus Aurelius: All it takes to be an atheist is to be willing to apply knowledge of history and logic to theological suppositiions.

It takes far more than that to be an atheist. You have to have a willingness to take responsibility for your part.


You mean it might be my fault that people died on my drunken bender, rather than God's will?
2013-11-07 02:38:06 PM  
2 votes:
SphericalTime: He's kinda cute.

*starts to move to click on profile*

Too bad he didn't come out as both.

oh...never mind
2013-11-07 02:19:49 PM  
2 votes:

Darth_Lukecash: Marcus Aurelius: All it takes to be an atheist is to be willing to apply knowledge of history and logic to theological suppositiions.

It takes far more than that to be an atheist. You have to have a willingness to take responsibility for your part.


My part is straight as an arrow.  I just took a shower and washed my hair.
2013-11-07 01:31:34 PM  
2 votes:
He's kinda cute.  Too bad he didn't come out as both.
2013-11-07 09:47:50 PM  
1 vote:

Lsherm: A Canby High School graduate, Fromm chose to attend NCU not for its religious affiliations, but because it had a good communications program.

I've never actually seen someone seek out the major of the stupid, but here we are.  Maybe he can make something of himself communicating his attention-whoring.


Ahem:
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2013-11-07 07:53:00 PM  
1 vote:

a particular individual: Atheism is a major.


My hobby is not collecting stamps.
2013-11-07 07:20:50 PM  
1 vote:
I told my southern baptist parents and grandparents that god and jesus were a fairy tale when I was 6.  It was the same age where I rigged a tripwire Polaroid trap to get them to shut up about the Santa Claus lie.  They begged me not to tell my brother and sister, I did anyway.

I think I was 12 when I finally said I was never going to go to their church again.  They tried bribing me with eating out at good restaurants, I was a foodie even then.  It didn't work, I'd already taught myself to cook.  They made a comment about making me go.  I explained exactly how big a scene it would be when I very loudly told the preacher how stupid he was, and exactly how ridiculous his blathering on about some worldwide flood or sea parting or claiming some idiot the Romans killed was god actually sounded to intelligent people.  They dropped it.  I never went again.

They'd mention going there a few times a year after that.  I said no, and they dropped it.  They stopped going themselves a few years later.
2013-11-07 05:56:36 PM  
1 vote:

killdawabbitt: Problem with atheism is that it is a loaded word.  For atheists it means you don't believe in God.  For Christians or other religious folk, it means you DENY the existence of God.  These are 2 very different ideas.

/better to just say you are agnostic, because it essentially means the same thing and people won't harass you about it.


While I don't disagree with your point, there is no way I am going to mislabel myself because stupid people don't understand English.
2013-11-07 04:48:10 PM  
1 vote:

cheezalot: Damn, I had $20 on Democrat.


I'm just glad it wasn't an unnatural attraction to my kind.
2013-11-07 04:47:17 PM  
1 vote:
scottydoesntknow:

Christian world-view

Bomb brown people's countries?
2013-11-07 04:44:46 PM  
1 vote:
Damn, I had $20 on Democrat.
2013-11-07 04:41:36 PM  
1 vote:

hardinparamedic: HailRobonia: SomethingToDo: Foundling: Wouldn't it suck to be a student at a Baptist seminary and find out that you were an incarnation of Buddha?

THAT IS (kind of) NOT HOW BODDHISATVAS WORK

This. First you have to donate a lot of money to a Buddhist temple or the Dalai Lama (hey, it worked for Stephen Segal!).

So Buddhism is the middle class scientology?


Yep. In Bhutan it's relatively commonplace for parents to donate lots of money to a temple, and surprise, it totally, by coincidence, happens that their kid turns out to be the reincarnation of some holy sage.
2013-11-07 04:37:56 PM  
1 vote:

HailRobonia: SomethingToDo: Foundling: Wouldn't it suck to be a student at a Baptist seminary and find out that you were an incarnation of Buddha?

THAT IS (kind of) NOT HOW BODDHISATVAS WORK

This. First you have to donate a lot of money to a Buddhist temple or the Dalai Lama (hey, it worked for Stephen Segal!).


So Buddhism is the middle class scientology?
2013-11-07 04:36:36 PM  
1 vote:

SomethingToDo: Foundling: Wouldn't it suck to be a student at a Baptist seminary and find out that you were an incarnation of Buddha?

THAT IS (kind of) NOT HOW BODDHISATVAS WORK


This. First you have to donate a lot of money to a Buddhist temple or the Dalai Lama (hey, it worked for Stephen Segal!).
2013-11-07 04:34:20 PM  
1 vote:
Welcome to the dark side, we have cookies.
2013-11-07 04:33:16 PM  
1 vote:

Foundling: Wouldn't it suck to be a student at a Baptist seminary and find out that you were an incarnation of Buddha?


THAT IS (kind of) NOT HOW BODDHISATVAS WORK
2013-11-07 04:31:57 PM  
1 vote:
As said upthread, shame he didn't come out as both. He's a hottie.
2013-11-07 04:09:04 PM  
1 vote:
Wouldn't it suck to be a student at a Baptist seminary and find out that you were an incarnation of Buddha?
2013-11-07 03:58:42 PM  
1 vote:

brigid_fitch: I spent my Freshman year at Georgian Court College, an all-girls Catholic school run by the Sisters of Mercy and even lived on campus.  I'm not Catholic (I'm Lutheran) but didn't see any sort of favoritism one way or another to any student regardless of faith.  If a student body president wound up being atheist there, I don't think anyone would have cared, either.


All-girl Catholic College? We need some photographic evidence to back up this claim.
2013-11-07 03:58:28 PM  
1 vote:
Seems from the article that nobody actually cares. Now try coming out as a conservative on a liberal campus and see what happens.
2013-11-07 01:59:52 PM  
1 vote:
From their FAQ:

Do I have to be a Christian to attend NCU?
No. We welcome students who have no faith commitment or are from other faith commitments. NCU is not a 'church', nor do we require students to be Christians or to subscribe to any faith statement. At the same time, all students should be prepared to be exposed daily to a Christian world-view and to be encouraged to a Christian faith commitment. As a community, we are committed to living out our middle name.

Meh, sounds like most universities that aren't Baptist.
 
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