Well, we all knew that colleges (except BJU) are filled with hatemongering communist professors…

At the University of North Carolina, three incoming freshmen sue over a reading assignment they say offends their Christian beliefs.

Kris Wampler was one of three students who sued the University of North Carolina over a requirement that incoming students read the Quran before coming to campus.

Oh boo hoo. Since when has reading something you don’t like or agree with been a terrible thing? While I admit that there are probably some overtly liberal professors, I’d also suggest that overall, these whining kids need to shut the hell up. If you don’t like or agree with the piece, then rip it to shreds in your classroom discussion or papers like I do. Don’t throw a tantrum because it’s not in line with your well-defined table of values.

Of course universities tend to be liberal. That tends to be a side effect of academia. Not to cast aspersions on the intelligence of conservatives in general, but perhaps the very nature of being well-read and diverse lends itself to social liberalism.

§473 · December 29, 2004 · Tags: , ·

3 Comments to “Noooo! Don’t challenge my beliefs!”

  1. Andy says:

    I agree with you. I have been reading bits and snatches of the Quran online for a while now, hoping to gain insight. (Overall it is more boring to me than scandalous, although there are some odd/hateful things to be found. A true Muslim would argue with me on context, although a true Muslim would say it is not really the Quran if it is translated into English. But I digress.)

    The kids should settle down. BUT… and don’t try to tell me this is not a valid point for argument’s sake… imagine the furor if incoming students to a major state university were required to read the Bible.

  2. Ben says:

    If it was approached from a literary or historical perspective, I don’t think there would be much uproar at all. At least, I don’t think there would.

    And anyway, I think the point in this case is to familiarize the students with something they haven’t heard. Just about anybody in America, Christian or not, is somewhat familiar with the Bible.

  3. Andy says:

    Well, I maintain that if the Bible was made REQUIRED reading- regardless of the institution’s intent– some watchdog group would be up in arms.

    But oh well. The real evil is homework.

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