Skip to comments.KU prof's e-mail irks fundamentalists (Christian Bashing OK)
Posted on 11/25/2005 8:34:07 AM PST by Exton1
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They will offer a boatload of excuses, the editorital pages of the state will defend them, and ultimately KU will do whatever they want as taxpayers are forced to fund it. It is fine if they offend and bash religion, just as long as they never say anything positive. That's KU for you. Never send your kid there unless you want him/her to get an education in pornography along with the anti-Christian everything else.
Typical response of the Left. Dont address the real issue; instead get mad that someone called you on it.
I don't thibk we have all the facts here.
Aren't we missing a rather large point here?
The guy who sent the email mocking religion wasn't just any old liberal prof. He is . . . the chairman of the religious studies department!
This is the equivalent of appointing David Duke chairman of the African-American Studies department!
Ah, I see. So Christianity is to be above criticism.
Somebody email Senator Brownlee a copy of the First Amendment.
No. But we have enough.
>"This man is a hateful man," said state Sen. Kay O'Connor, R-Olathe. "Are we supposed to be using tax dollars to promote hatred?"
"He says he's trying to offend us," Altevogt said. "The entire tenor of this thing just reeks of religious bigotry."
Huh. I thought I was reading DU there for a second, what with these being the sort of whines you get from the Left. Sad to see them coming from those supposedly on the Right.
Hey, where are all those guys who are always saying on the evolution threads that nobody in academia thinks or acts like this?
> So Christianity is to be above criticism.
So it seems. Remember, many equate Young Earth Creationist Fundie-ism with being the only *real* Christians... those peopel who profess to be Christian and yet who understand what science has shown, why, they're not *real* Christians.
You miss the fact that he is paid with taxes. I suppose you also support that loathsome Churchill guy also. Your screen name maybe should be "Somewhat Right Wing by Comparison, Professor"
Thinks or acts like what? Poking fun at religious fundies? I know of no-one who thinks that rational people don't find that amusing.
Now be honest. What would your reaction be to finding the chairman of a Unversity African-American Studies department had mocked Louis Farrakan?
In a sane world, that would be mandatory.
CONSERVATIVE AND PROLIFE PROFESSOR AWARDED PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Posted on 11/25/2005 8:42:57 AM CST by Lawrence Roberge
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: November 17, 2005 Jill Minette, CASE, 202-478-5666 Professor Lawrence Roberge, 413-547-8448
NATIONAL HONORS FOR TOP PROFESSOR IN CONNECTICUT
(Washington, DC)-The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education have named Lawrence F. Roberge at Goodwin College the 2005 Connecticut Professor of the Year. Professor Roberge was selected from among nearly 400 top professors in the United States.
He asks us to support and encourage the teachers and professors who are conservative..
"Poking fun at religious fundies? I know of no-one who thinks that rational people don't find that amusing."
And Barbara Streisand knows of no one who thinks that rational people aren't rabid leftists.
He's a religious studies prof. I have no idea what motivates one to be such a thing, and he's certainly not a scientist.
I have no problem with the course. However, the prof. seems to be an immature a$$hole - I share his frustration with fundamentalists, but why would you act it out in such a manner on a listserv? In response to fundamentalist encroachments, I too taught a seminar course a couple of years back. It was called The chemical basis of evolution, and it was a serious science course, where students learned to do molecular cladistics and verify for themselves the common descent of organisms, as well as examine various theories of abiogenesis. Half the class dropped after the first meeting, when they found they'd actually have to learn some science.
In other words, I have no problem with teaching a course in response to current events, even a course with a strong point of view. I have no problem with the guy expressing his view of fundamentalists on an internet listserv. But I take my teaching way too seriously to brag about how my course was an effort, in effect, to 'stick it to the fundies'.
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