Are you then saying that a piece of paper with the name "JESUS" written on it is in someway a piece of God? Have you bothered to read the explanation as to the purpose of the exercise? Does it matter to you what the exercise was meant to show? Does it matter to you that the student failed to justify his actions to the class and instead stormed out of the class room and went to the dean to complain - complain about a professor and a class that many other students have already taken?
Is a classroom a "public place"? Were there Muslims in the class? We know how easy a bunch of fundies would find it to step on the Prophet's name - so just how would that develop Intercultural Communications?
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Focus for one minute. There is more than one way to teach the value of words.
Disrespecting any cultural icon or religious icon or symbol should be out of the question.
What about a piece of paper with the name " Dr Martin Luther King " written on it ?
Or Barrack Obama written on it ? The ass hat proffesor and the people responsible for the lesson plan I'm sure would find both of those alternatives racist and "hurtful".
It very naive to think this is just an exercise in the value of words.
Can you think of ANY better way to get the point of the lesson accross without attacking someone's faith ?
Dem Party official makes students ‘stomp on Jesus’
After reading this synopsis and looking at the social media response to this class on symbolism, two things come to mind:A synopsis of the lesson plan in question, obtained by Fox News, goes like this:
“Have the students write the name JESUS in big letters on a piece of paper Ask the students to stand up and put the paper on the floor in front of them with the name facing up. Ask the students to think about it for a moment. After a brief period of silence instruct them to step on the paper. Most will hesitate. Ask why they can’t step on the paper. Discuss the importance of symbols in culture.”
1. See it really was a teaching moment.
They didn't really stomp on Jesus.