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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Yes off course that is the point..... Any educated person does know that is the point...

    How the **** do you believe a culture becomes totalitarian?

    Degrade Jesus, degrade your mother, your father, obey the state, obey the government, obey the collective authority...
    so ... you don't understand the point of the exercise?
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    The one that happened in 1917 Russia after Czar Nichoals II was murdered and Lenin and his Red Army started killing innocent people, stealing their land and raping farmers in the name of Marxism.

    Does that work for you?
    so ... you REALLY don't understand the point of the exercise ......
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    where does it say he got booted for not stomping on Jesus?
    Oh you mean after he went to administration and complained while the teacher was defended and the student in question was booted?

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    you might find this interesting ...


    I will see if I can find what other students have said as well.
    Thank you very much for posting this!

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    so ... you REALLY don't understand the point of the exercise ......
    I absolutely do understand the point of the exercise, and don't necessarily disagree with it. The timing, of course, is "interesting." Poole had to have been aware of this too, also of course.

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    so ... you REALLY don't understand the point of the exercise ......
    Why don't you tell me the point of the exercise???

    Was it actual exercise?? - jumping up and down on a piece of paper that said "JESUS?".....

    If the exercise had ZERO INTENT as you wish to claim than why didn't that puck fool "teacher" make the assignment of "jumping on something" (that you are told to hate) a subjective exercise?

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Oh you mean after he went to administration and complained while the teacher was defended and the student in question was booted?
    Look Nick ... this is getting REALLY REALLY tiring .... FFS go and READ what happened instead of filling in the blanks with what you IMAGINE happened!

    Here's what is true about what took place in Poole's Intercultural Communication class on March 4:

    The instructor's manual for the textbook, "Intercultural Communication: A Contextual Approach," advises teachers to have students write "Jesus" on a piece of paper and think about it.

    "After a brief period of silence, instruct them to step on the paper," the manual says. "Most will hesitate. Ask why they can't step on the paper. Discuss the importance of symbols in culture."

    The instructor's manual even includes this warning, though woefully understated in retrospect: "This exercise is a bit sensitive, but really drives home the point that even though symbols are arbitrary, they take on very strong and emotional meanings."


    In other words, the point of this lesson was not to insult Christianity — the manual even anticipates most students won't step on the paper — but to compel students to understand the power of certain words and symbols.

    Taking that a step further, because this is a course on intercultural communication, it's likely meant to provoke empathy from students when people of other cultures or faiths are offended.
    Beth Kassab: Point missed on Jesus-stomping lesson at FAU - Orlando Sentinel

    ALL you have done is prove that you have not got a clue about the point of the exercise.
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Why don't you tell me the point of the exercise???

    Was it actual exercise?? - jumping up and down on a piece of paper that said "JESUS?".....

    If the exercise had ZERO INTENT as you wish to claim than why didn't that puck fool "teacher" make the assignment of "jumping on something" (that you are told to hate) a subjective exercise?
    ^^^^^
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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Thank you very much for posting this!
    I haven't found much on what other students said, but there was some mention on another thread re what a former student said.

    re the timing ... I am not sure what you mean there - it was several weeks ago, so probably not really related to easter.

    Personally, I can see the value in the exercise ... would I use it?

    No.

    it would be less relevant in my context, as a relatively small number of students identify as Christian ... but even if this were not true, I wouldn't feel comfortable with this exercise. I believe that there are better ways of making this point than challenging students to do what they basically believe is desecrating something they feel is sacred, regardless of what faith they are.
    Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.

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    Re: FAU Student Claims He Was Suspended For Refusing To Step On Jesus

    If you love Jesus you won't stomp on "Jesus" if you love your dead mother you wouldn't stomp on her would you?

    Is respect and loyalty that difficult to understand?

    I suppose only in a political season.

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