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March 21, 2013

"Behead those who refuse to diss Jesus Christ"

Florida Atlantic Student Suspended For Refusing to Step on Jesus … ”Faculty and students at academic institutions

pursue knowledge and engage in open discourse. While at times the topics discussed may be sensitive, a university environment is a venue for such dialogue and debate.” What a surprise – The crazy professor behind this stunt is a Democratic Party Leader. [HT: Bird Dog @ Maggies]

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 21, 2013 7:46 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Golly... its getting pretty blatant, isn't it?

Posted by: Cond0011 at March 24, 2013 9:47 AM

Keep your iconoclastic hands off my icons!

A better class exercise would have been to put the names of Mohammed, Buddha, Obama, the Professor, their own, and Jesus on the ground, and, in the interest of inter-religion dialogue, tell the student to dance on the name they feel safest stomping into the dirt. Fun to ensue.

Posted by: twolaneflash at March 24, 2013 9:53 AM

Now, what if a student wrote "Obama" on a piece of paper...

Posted by: Smokey at March 24, 2013 11:53 AM

Lewis, in That Hideous Strength, has a scene where, IIRC, someone has to desecrate a crucifix in order to join the academic inner circle. I suppose that was farfetched seventy years ago.

Posted by: mushroom at March 24, 2013 12:33 PM

I was thinking along the same lines as Smokey. Immerse a photo of Teh Won in a jar of urine and see what they say. Have an art major do a portrait of Il Douche in bovine dung, and see what they say. Design a urinal that looks like the pResident, ears and all, and see what they say. Just be prepared to defend yourself by whatever means necessary.

Posted by: Ogrrre at March 24, 2013 12:34 PM

In his novel Silence, the late Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo tells of the plight of Japan's Christians during the persecutions of the 17th Century. The narrator, a Portuguese prist, recounts the Shougun's method of detecting illegal Christians within the Japanese population: a picture of our Lord and His mother, taken from village to village and placed upon the ground. The Shougun's men then compelled each resident to walk upon this picture in such a way that his or her feet trod directly upon the image of the Lord's face.

Those who complied were left alone. Those who refused, or even hesitated, were judged to be traitors and executed, either summarily by the sword or at agonizing length in public pour encourager des autres.

Many refused.

Would you?

Posted by: B Lewis at March 24, 2013 6:55 PM

@B Lewis: I don't know.

But then, I wouldn't be much different from St. Peter, would I?

Posted by: Dave at March 25, 2013 3:43 AM

The holy Apostle St Peter and Judas Iscariot BOTH betrayed the Lord Jesus Christ during the last hours of His life.

The difference between the two?

Peter repented. Judas did not.

Posted by: Becky at March 25, 2013 12:13 PM

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