Not in My Christian Nation!

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About M J Shepherd

Matthew graduated Louisiana State University in 2009 with a BA in studio art and a minor in art history. He has been drawing cartoons and comics online for several years.

  • CT

    No, the way it was done, not in any nation I would hope. If atheists don’t want to be tagged with visions of Soviet religious oppression, then they would do well to avoid mocking obviously troubling instances of religious intimidation. If this were an atheist who was told he had to recite the Lord’s Prayer, well, we know what happens there. So atheists shouldn’t make it seem obvious they’re only interested in their own rights. They should at least pretend that they don’t want the finest that the worst secular nation states accomplished.

  • Glasofruix

    You aren’t the brightest star in the sky alright…

  • Wesley S. Abney

    Which “way it was done” are you referring to? It seems obvious you’re taking the student version as fact and ignoring the school response in order to take offense. That way you can bring up things like “Soviet religious oppression”!

    Oh, and we don’t “know what happens there” with your lord’s prayer fantasy – personally I would see that as what the professor was apparently intending to use it for – to present the power of symbols and the reactions they can invoke.

    But nice Trolling there!

  • Rain

    The university did apologize.

    This exercise will not be used again. The University holds dear its core values. We sincerely apologize for any offense this caused. Florida Atlantic University respects all religions and welcomes people of all faiths, backgrounds and beliefs.

    Yay blasphemy. Apparently the student “Rotela is facing a litany of charges”,

    However, according to a letter written by Associate Dean Rozalia Williams, Rotela is facing a litany of charges – including an alleged violation of the student code of conduct, acts of verbal, written or physical abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, coercion or other conduct which threaten the health, safety or welfare of any person.”

    However, “Liberty Institute” says that is “inaccurate”. So, as is the normal state of affairs normal with people in general, someone somewhere is lying their tails off, so who the hell knows.

  • PegK

    I wonder what the reaction would have been if it was just the letters in random order such as USEJS?

  • Rain

    I think that it has to be spelled correctly in order for it to technically be a true “paper messiah”.

  • Xuuths

    That is a blasphemous LIE!!! The Holy Letters retain their holiness regardless of your sinful human order.

  • Xuuths

    Ha ha ha ha!!! CT, you are soooo funny! I could hardly read this without laughing. You’re going to knock ‘em dead on open mike night!
    What? You were being serious? Oohh, ick.

  • C Peterson

    The university did apologize.

    They should not have done that, because there was nothing to apologize for. The university should perhaps apologize to the professor, because it improperly demeans his work. Also, the professor should be allowed to continue with this particular exercise. Only rarely should a university interfere with a professor’s curriculum, and this does not remotely rise to that level.

  • C Peterson

    I wonder how many Jesuses Rick Scott has hired to maintain the grounds of the state capital?

    Jesus != Christ.

  • Pepe

    The comments section of that article is something you shouldn’t read if you don’t wanna lose faith in humanity.

  • TheBlackCat13

    I would stomp on that immediately, javascript is evil.

  • chicago dyke

    this reminds me of the flag ‘desecration’ debate our sad nation had a while back. doonesbury did a hilarious comic about it. he drew an image of the flag in one panel, and then asked “now, how can you dispose of this newspaper without breaking the proposed law? answer: you can’t! it’s a conundrum!”

    these people would want to ban toast, because the toast with jeebus’ face on it had the temerity to mold and rot away over time.

    shame on the school for caving. the admins are being really stupid; give the xtians an inch and they’ll be clamoring for a mile, and soon. they will regret this.

  • Mario Strada

    It’s not even his curriculum. Meaning he didn’t come up with it. It’s a perfectly well formed exercise designed to have the very effect it had on this Mormon Moron™. Only he used it to let off all the pent up frustration he harbors against the gay, the war on Christmas, the brand new war on easter and every joke featuring Magic Underwear.

  • C Peterson

    It’s not even his curriculum.

    Understood. But he chose it, and it seems appropriate for the class. The university has no business getting involved at all.