Syllabus Disclaimer

Here’s the disclaimer that appears at the end of the syllabus for my course on the Bible (something similar appears on my other syllabi):

DISCLAIMER: The surgeon general has determined that smoking this syllabus can be hazardous to your health. Side effects associated with use of this syllabus for prolonged periods include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headaches, anxiety attacks and automatic writing. If you have experienced such side effects when using other syllabi, please consult your doctor to see whether this syllabus is right for you. If you experience an interest in the Bible lasting more than 4 hours, please sign up for a religion major. Any resemblance to any other course or syllabus living or dead is completely coincidental. No animals were harmed in the making of this syllabus. Some students may have been. Not intended for use as a floatation device.

  • http://profiles.google.com/matthewlloydkelley Matthew Kelley

    There also needs to be a hotline to help religion majors recover. It only leads to unemployment!

  • http://www.patheos.com/community/exploringourmatrix/ James F. McGrath

    Wait a minute – last I heard you were employed! 

  • Pingback: Religion at Butler U

  • Tom Martley

    Should you experience an actual religious emergency, please immediately head to your nearest church for one Sunday service.  This should be all it takes to heal you or impress upon you the church’s irrelevancy.

  • Tom Martley

    Should you experience an actual religious emergency, please immediately head to your nearest church for one Sunday service.  This should be all it takes to heal you or impress upon you the church’s irrelevancy.

  • Pingback: Patheos

  • Pingback: Chris Miller

  • Anonymous

    “If you experience an interest in the Bible lasting more than 4 hours, please sign up for a religion major.”
    Genius!
    But yes, what DOES it look like to be an employed religion major?

  • Pingback: Ina Kamenova

  • DPmccain

    Love it…the humor would be lost on many of my students, and I would be charged with violating their belief system, or hurting their self esteem. 

    • Guest

      If their belief system extends beyond their self-esteem, you’re doing ok.


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X