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2021-10-23 1:50:40 PM  
Because it's easier to fleece students out of their money when you're a small, private "university"?
 
2021-10-23 1:53:19 PM  

bostonguy: Because it's easier to fleece students out of their money when you're a small, private "university"?


And everybody wants a college close to home that is small enough to allow local megachurches or even individual donors to control the curriculum. Keeps the daughters on a short leash.
 
2021-10-23 1:57:37 PM  
maybe it's because xians have marginalized themselves by jumping out of the mainstream and becoming radicalized fascists.

Don't have a good day, have a great day.
 
2021-10-23 1:59:49 PM  

Stephen_Falken: Don't have a good day, have a great day.


Would you like to play a game?
 
2021-10-23 2:07:31 PM  
Gospel of money
 
2021-10-23 2:29:17 PM  
Oh look, one of their graduate's resumes is coming through the fax machine...
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2021-10-23 2:35:04 PM  
Because echo chambers aren't going to fleece rubes by themselves.
 
2021-10-23 2:39:58 PM  
Because there's a sucker born every minute.
 
2021-10-23 2:51:16 PM  
Their focus on vocational education?
 
2021-10-23 2:56:08 PM  

bostonguy: Because it's easier to fleece students out of their money when you're a small, private "university"?


For the record: Please don't interpret my comment as hating all evangelical Christians. I'm Jewish, and I've got some in my extended family. Many are good people.

But I have had a bone to pick with them ever since they supported Donald Trump en masse -- a man who has been a Golden Calf, an Antichrist, and all of the seven deadly sins rolled into one person. I lost all respect for them, and I doubt I will ever gain it back.

(And I hate the fact that their support for Israel is often just a ruse.)
 
2021-10-23 3:00:39 PM  
Christians are shrinking??
 
2021-10-23 3:08:52 PM  

Breaker Moran: Their focus on vocational education?


Exactly. With a degree from Bob Stevenson's Jesus Camp University, you can join our dozens of graduates in such diverse fields as:

Church Pastor*
Youth Pastor*
Church Organist
Church Choir Member
Church Receptionist
Home Economics
Commercial and Residential Construction‡
Network Security Specialist†
Video Game Development†

* May not be recognized by all denominations.
‡ In cooperation with AJ's Construction of Lawton, WI.
† In cooperation with University of Pheonix.
 
2021-10-23 3:10:38 PM  
Because small charter schools are growing in number.  It's all the same cancer.
 
2021-10-23 3:15:43 PM  

Kubo: Because echo chambers aren't going to fleece rubes by themselves.


Says the guy with a Total Fark subscription.
 
2021-10-23 3:15:44 PM  
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2021-10-23 4:03:33 PM  
Andre Stone started his collegiate career at Indiana University, but quickly realized it wasn't the place for him. He transferred to Grace in search of a college where he was cared for. He also was looking for something he couldn't find at a public school.

"I wanted to get to hear God's word implemented in classes," he said.

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2021-10-23 4:19:15 PM  

dv-ous: Breaker Moran: Their focus on vocational education?

Exactly. With a degree from Bob Stevenson's Jesus Camp University, you can join our dozens of graduates in such diverse fields as:

Church Pastor*
Youth Pastor*
Church Organist
Church Choir Member
Church Receptionist
Home Economics
Commercial and Residential Construction‡
Network Security Specialist†
Video Game Development†

* May not be recognized by all denominations.
‡ In cooperation with AJ's Construction of Lawton, WI.
† In cooperation with University of Pheonix.


Political Science and pre-law. These colleges are turning out whackadoodles like Madison "wheels" Cawthorn.
 
2021-10-23 4:35:44 PM  

8 inches: Kubo: Because echo chambers aren't going to fleece rubes by themselves.

Says the guy with a Total Fark subscription.


I'm not getting fleeced. I spend good money to interact with smart fellows such as yourself.

Smart fellows that definitely recognize when some numbers are orders of magnitude higher than others. Numbers like those in the thousands relative to those in the tens.
 
2021-10-23 4:49:36 PM  
Grifting is a time honored profession in America, and nobody grifts harder than a small Christian school.
 
2021-10-23 4:56:02 PM  

Stephen_Falken: maybe it's because xians have marginalized themselves by jumping out of the mainstream and becoming radicalized fascists.

Don't have a good day, have a great day.


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2021-10-23 5:13:30 PM  
It's a cult
 
2021-10-23 5:18:00 PM  
I went to a small "Christian" college, but they were into teaching Liberal Arts, not pushing theology.  I don't know if we even had a theology department, if we did I never much encountered it.  I learned history, economics, writing, and majored in East Asian Studies.

/CSB
 
2021-10-23 5:37:18 PM  
Money laundering
 
2021-10-23 5:37:47 PM  
Homeschooled kids gotta move out of the house eventually.
 
2021-10-23 5:41:30 PM  
Because their separation from Christianity was completed five years ago and everyone's in on the grift.
 
2021-10-23 5:41:42 PM  
You can't train a force in large numbers, openly. Small groups, with similar curricula & deep pockets, though? Easy to do.

This is how you quietly build. And that's what's been going on for some time now. Megachurches attract attention. Large-membership groups attract attention. It's much harder to investigate or infiltrate small groups, though, especially if you tightly control membership & provide regular surveillance on its members.

Take the American Spectator's word for it - "It's war. It's time to play dirty."
 
2021-10-23 5:42:04 PM  
I just moved to Mormon town. Within a week I've pissed off people using the lords name in vain, I curse smoke drink and love my caffeine.

And so far the worst I I got was "you using the lords name in vain pisses me off"

You're fat and diabetic and work a farking desk job.

I'm fit. work construction and at some point I've definitely committed almost all the sins.

I am terrified for my life as a sinner 🤣🤣🤣
 
2021-10-23 5:43:30 PM  
"Soaking" gone wrong?
 
2021-10-23 5:44:43 PM  
Evangelical Christians need their safe spaces.
 
2021-10-23 5:45:14 PM  
These "colleges" are tax exempt money grab scams. They believe in the gods in which we trust.
 
2021-10-23 5:47:43 PM  
Something P.T. Barnum said comes to mind...
 
2021-10-23 5:48:47 PM  
Easier access to saved sex?
 
2021-10-23 5:49:34 PM  
Hard times flush the chumps.
 
2021-10-23 5:51:32 PM  
This seems suspiciously relevant:

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2021-10-23 5:51:33 PM  
Finally a place for college age women who do anal to group together with closeted men.
 
2021-10-23 5:52:07 PM  
Probably to foment terrorism.
 
2021-10-23 5:53:23 PM  
It's where the most sexually repressed females go, and when you crack that nut, hold on with both hands, legs, arms, and feet.
 
2021-10-23 5:55:00 PM  
Butt stuff.
 
2021-10-23 5:55:21 PM  

dv-ous: Breaker Moran: Their focus on vocational education?

Exactly. With a degree from Bob Stevenson's Jesus Camp University, you can join our dozens of graduates in such diverse fields as:

Church Pastor*
Youth Pastor*
Church Organist
Church Choir Member
Church Receptionist
Home Economics
Commercial and Residential Construction‡
Network Security Specialist†
Video Game Development†

* May not be recognized by all denominations.
‡ In cooperation with AJ's Construction of Lawton, WI.
† In cooperation with University of Pheonix.


Amazingly accurate.
The software/computer industry is infested with wackadoos, because it's one of the industries that hasn't collapsed like retail, and every 18 year old sent off to college by his parents thinks video games are cool, so when they have to pick a major they just go with computer stuff.
 
2021-10-23 5:56:34 PM  

FormlessOne: You can't train a force in large numbers, openly. Small groups, with similar curricula & deep pockets, though? Easy to do.

This is how you quietly build. And that's what's been going on for some time now. Megachurches attract attention. Large-membership groups attract attention. It's much harder to investigate or infiltrate small groups, though, especially if you tightly control membership & provide regular surveillance on its members.

Take the American Spectator's word for it - "It's war. It's time to play dirty."


It's the same strategy that Al-Qaeda uses!
 
2021-10-23 5:58:46 PM  

Axeofjudgement: I just moved to Mormon town. Within a week I've pissed off people using the lords name in vain, I curse smoke drink and love my caffeine.

And so far the worst I I got was "you using the lords name in vain pisses me off"

You're fat and diabetic and work a farking desk job.

I'm fit. work construction and at some point I've definitely committed almost all the sins.

I am terrified for my life as a sinner 🤣🤣🤣


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2021-10-23 6:04:15 PM  
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Because it's easier for people to take to comforting misinformation than hard realities. It's also easier to culture/grow pockets of crazies than to do it in one large, singular establishment.

Money's tight, millions have been seeded by online media, the crop's ready to move into RL indoctrination. 

The grift must flow, and nothing's easier than milking the brainless/brainwashed.
 
2021-10-23 6:04:19 PM  
I'd been attending and serving in a non-denominational Christian church for the last 15 or so years.  The T--mp years and the associated turning a blind eye to his constant un-Christian behaviors combined with COVID hoaxer garbage pushed me away.  Doctrinally, I think the church was sound, but when focus turned away from the Bible, the anti-science, anti-college, pro-Fox News stuff became too much for me to bear.

They think that colleges are anti-God, so it's no surprise that there are all these "christian" (little 'c') colleges popping up all over.  I went to a very science-y college, and I never got any of that anti-God stuff.

Anyway, I couldn't roll my eyes anymore and shrug off all the garbage and the T--mp shirts and T--mpisms, so my family and I left.

I do miss the teaching, the fellowship, and playing rad guitar on a worship team, but since I left, I barely touch my guitar.  I just don't like playing by myself.

Oh well. TMI.
 
2021-10-23 6:05:17 PM  
Small Christians need their own schools?
 
2021-10-23 6:07:36 PM  
because western civilization has to flame out in the most classless manner possible?
 
2021-10-23 6:08:42 PM  
It's not like they've been hiding their motives for decades. They openly admit that they want "to train the future people of god" to go forth and take over society Handmaid's Tale style.
 
2021-10-23 6:09:28 PM  

Axeofjudgement: I just moved to Mormon town. Within a week I've pissed off people using the lords name in vain, I curse smoke drink and love my caffeine.

And so far the worst I I got was "you using the lords name in vain pisses me off"

You're fat and diabetic and work a farking desk job.

I'm fit. work construction and at some point I've definitely committed almost all the sins.

I am terrified for my life as a sinner 🤣🤣🤣


"... I would like to share with you just a few things about myself, things of which I'm especially proud. First, I am proud to say that I don't smoke, I don't drink and I don't swear. Oh shiat, I do smoke and drink!"
/Long Kiss Goodnight
 
2021-10-23 6:09:39 PM  
Holy father, holy ghost
Who's the one who pays the most?
 
2021-10-23 6:11:52 PM  

dv-ous: ... daughters on a short leash.


I think that one was banned on pornhub.
 
2021-10-23 6:12:36 PM  
Because they can't be burnt down fast enough?
 
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