Ah, I see. So Christianity is to be above criticism.
Somebody email Senator Brownlee a copy of the First Amendment.
> 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"
It isn't about the First Amendment. It's about being rude and antagonistic simply for the sake of being rude and antagonistic.
Very trendy in acedemia nowadays, it seems. I guess it lets these professors sit at the "cool table".
But of course, being rude and antagonistic is only suitable for safe targets-- the right, the religious, and sometimes the Jews. Those guys will never sit at the "cool table" so it is safe to knock their books from their hands as pals point and laugh.
Ah, but that is the nature of acedemic thought... the depth of a dime but the width of an ocean.
"So Christianity is to be above criticism. "
As it should be. Christianity is the world's ONLY perfect religion. Absolutely nothing "wrong" or "evil" has ever been done in the name of Christianity! Christianity, as is practiced by the fundies, is perfect!
"Slap in the face" for the "fundies" is not "criticism."
Slaps in the face are more than criticism and more than mocking: they are intentional insults.
The churches in the cities ought to sponsor their best and brightest to enroll in the class.
Why not? One cannot criticize Islam in any public court without official and unofficial reprisals.
So you equate "mocking" and "criticism"?
There is a difference between criticism and mockery. To wit.
Criticism: The act of criticizing, especially adversely. A critical comment or judgment.
The practice of analyzing, classifying, interpreting, or evaluating literary or other artistic works. A critical article or essay; a critique. The investigation of the origin and history of literary documents; textual criticism.
Mockery: Scornfully contemptuous ridicule; derision. A specific act of ridicule or derision. An object of scorn or ridicule: made a mockery of the rules. A false, derisive, or impudent imitation: The trial was a mockery of justice. Something ludicrously futile or unsuitable: The few packages of food seemed a mockery in the face of such enormous destitution.
Failure to realize the difference proves, again, the bankruptcy of professorial pretendence.
Uh-huh. Well pal, I have my copy here. Now..........tell us all what you'd like to say about it. This ought to be good. Fire when ready.