Sunday, May 20, 2007

Christian News Update

Evangelicals disdained in poll. Majority of professors have negative feelings.

Why does this not surprise me?

Excerpt:



Frank Kauffman was teaching a course in social work at Missouri State University in 2005 when he gave an assignment that sparked a lawsuit and nearly destroyed his academic career.

He asked his students to write letters urging state legislators to support adoptions by same-sex couples. Emily Brooker, then a junior majoring in social work, objected that the assignment violated her Christian beliefs. When she refused to sign her letter, she was hauled before a faculty panel on a charge of discriminating against gays.

The case has fueled accusations by conservative groups that secular university faculties are dominated by liberals who treat conservative students, particularly evangelical Christians, with intellectual condescension or worse.


Yes. It's gets even worse:



The other survey, by the San Francisco-based Institute for Jewish and Community Research, confirmed those findings but also found what the institute’s director and chief pollster, Gary Tobin, called an “explosive” statistic: 53 percent of its sample of 1,200 college and university faculty members said they have “unfavorable” feelings toward evangelical Christians.

Tobin asked professors at all kinds of colleges – public and private, secular and religious, two-year and four-year – to rate their feelings toward various religious groups, from very warm or favorable to very cool or unfavorable. He said he designed the question primarily to gauge anti-Semitism but found that professors expressed positive feelings toward Jews, Buddhists, Roman Catholics and most other religious groups.

The only groups that elicited highly negative responses were evangelical Christians and Mormons.

“When we ask questions like this, we’re asking the respondent to say how they feel about an entire group of people, and whatever image they have of that entire group comes through,” Tobin said. “There is no question this is revealing bias and prejudice.”


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Now, isn't this special?? Christian bookstores aren't even safe from secular humanistic depravity anymore!

Excerpt:


WND earlier reported that in the United States, software provided by Internet behemoth Amazon to Christian stores also includes pornographic products, and in Canada, even a search on Amazon.ca for 'science video' turned up X-rated materials.

"Canadian Christians looking for solid, Bible-based materials may be in for a big surprise when they browse the cyber-shelves of online Christian bookstores powered by TBM BookManager, Ltd.," Press said. "Unless they are careful, they will be exposed to much more than just Christian authors and books."

Press said he's talked with a number of bookstore owners and managers about the situation.

"After the initial shock and disbelief, some planned to contact BookManager and complain, while others planned to drop BookManager altogether," he said.

WND talked to Harold Maier, the owner of Heritage Christian Bookstore in St. Catherine's, and he said he wasn't aware of the situation until alerted by WND.

"I'm glad you made us aware of it, so we can filter out some of those things. Of course it concerns me," he told WND.


That is precisely why I refuse to order anything via Amazon.

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I just love this!

Creation Museum Causes Stir in Scientific Circles

Some of the great comments there:


aaron Gibson:

"scientifically inaccurate"...what? have they seen what is in the other museums. there are exhibits in support of evolution that defy scientific evidence.


theotherguy:

It would be more scientific for the critics to do some research and visit the Museum before making these judgments.


Dave D:

"There's no doubt these are documented lies."

So show us the documentation.


Otto

To Lawrence Krauss:
Please answer the questions in Job 38:1-6.
May you have an encounter with Him who is your Creator.


charles ashley:

When their religon of "Evolution" is challenged the left goes on Attack mode to Silence the opposing view. These "intellectual's" are Fear the Truth of their Lies being exposed so they try to shut them down by Any means necessary!
What are you so Afraid of anyway?
If your argument's are sound you have nothing to fear, but they are not so that is why you seek to silence us.


Tom:


If the tolerant, pacifist liberal know - it - alls don't like what's in the museum than why don't they just not go in. If they don't like the message then don't listen to it. These know -it- alls have an agenda that calls anyone who doesn't believe them a facist and a danger to their cause. They do not believe in freedom of speech or differing opinions. The dead end of Darwinism is in sight now that we have advanced in so many are4as of science. Evolutionists show us one animal in the middle stages of evolution. Tell us how such complicated information in microscopic DNA was evolved. The DNA information was designed by a creator and they know it is too complex to have fallen into place by chance. A single cell is so complex as to not have been able to have formed by chance and they are afraid just the same as the abortion voters are that the curtain has been pulled away and they are seen for what they really are and that is pathetic believers with no evidence of what they believe in.


Skeptic:

"When they try to confuse [kids] about what is science and what isn't science, scientists have an obligation to speak out,"

You mean like the Global Warming Fraud ??


Bob Cirba:

I don't know about the veracity of this museum, but I'm sure that there are no more inaccuracies than in any evolution lecture. The theory of evolution is the grandest and most tragic hoax of our lifetimes. "Cross-species evolution is so ridiculous, only an "intellectual" could believe it. Blessings, Bob

Steve MacLurg:

What an odd position to adopt for 'objective' scientists--condemning and sanctioning an exibit before they have seen it. Hmmm. It makes one wonder if objectivism or dogmatism is their real method.


dexalatebill:

Dr. Gerald Schroeder wrote the best explanation I have read on science and creation. Typing his name in a search engine should bring you to his works. He was a professor of nuclear physics at MIT.


Bernie Wright

This is just another attempt to silence other scientists and their views. Evolutionists have had their chance for decades. Let the public decide. After all, they have been taught evolution-only for their lives. They will be able to see the truth, don't you think?


stefanie:

What is wrong with a minority group building a museum depicting its own beliefs with its own private money in America? No-one is forced to go. No one is forced to pay taxes to support this. What's the big deal?


John H1029:

Where is the proof for what you erroneously believe Mr. Kraus? Just because you and other indoctrinated professors believe something does not mean it is true



Yep...

1 comment:

ebsfwan said...

It wouldn't surprise me if there was a bias against fundamentalists.

It's interesting that in my department there is a really strong Christian ethos. Pretty much all the senior folk are devout Christians and it's never been a problem even for those of other faiths I think.

And this in NZ, one of the most secular countries in the world. You know we were the first to give women the right to vote eh!