Monday, September 25, 2006

MY ANNOYING UNIVERSITY

I am so ready for my lame graduate studies to be over. I am currently obtaining my credential and my Masters of Arts in Education. Oh, the things I must endure to be able to teach, even at a charter school.

Here is my impression of National University, for almost every class:

"Multiculturalism blah-blah-blah diversity blah-blah-blah tolerance blah-blah-blah relativism blah-blah-blah all cultures are equally valid blah-blah-blah."

As one of my friends told me yesterday, multiculturalism will kill this country if we do not repent.

18 comments:

BJ said...

You know I share your pain brother.

olly said...

I'm sorry, I thought Jesus taught tolerance?

At least that's what all these Christian commenters keep saying when I attack Christianity as being just as violent as Islam.

So which is it, are y'all tolerant or not?

-olly

BJ said...

Olly,
God's tolerance you spoke of is called long-suffering, and is a short lived period of time for humans. Those who continue to remain unrepentant will surely see that God's longsuffering will run out.

Josh Brisby said...

Olly,

B.J. has an excellent point. When Jesus spoke with people, he never made them feel comfortable in their sin, but He always called them to repentance. "Go and sin no more."

christy hinrichs said...

Hi Josh. I don't really know you, but I checked out your blog a couple of weeks ago when you mentioned the book you'd reviewed. I love your impression of National. I got my credential there and my only addition to your words would be that most classes could be subtitled, "Down with Whitey: Ways to Make Caucasians Feel Really Bad for their Skin Color".

Vile Blasphemer said...

Jeez, it sure would suck if you had to live in a democracy with people who didn't agree with you, huh?

LOL

Josh Brisby said...

V.B.,

If my brothers and sisters and I were of the world, then it would accept us as its own. But the world did not know Christ, and it hated Him. We don't expect the world to treat us any differently.

This is why we are merely pilgrims and strangers in this land on our way to the Celestial City.

Josh Brisby said...

Christy,

Welcome to The Reformed Oasis sister!

Yup, you are right about Nat'l University as well. I remember in one of my classes that they showed a video on the Puritans. The video was, let me just say, not exactly favorable toward them.

Vile Blasphemer said...

Would you like a martyr cookie then? That premise is so logically thin that it could be made about any culturally different group... even contemporary groups... watch:

"If my guild and I were like everybody else, then they would grok us on their own. But the they did not grok MMORPG, and hated it. We don't expect the world to treat us any differently.

This is why we are merely n00bs on this server on our way to the noPK zone."

Seriously, don't you have any idea how simple it is to make that statement and have it apply to basically anyone? Why are you such a victim?

olly said...

"Would you like a martyr cookie then? That premise is so logically thin that it could be made about any culturally different group... even contemporary groups... watch:

"If my guild and I were like everybody else, then they would grok us on their own. But the they did not grok MMORPG, and hated it. We don't expect the world to treat us any differently.

This is why we are merely n00bs on this server on our way to the noPK zone."

Seriously, don't you have any idea how simple it is to make that statement and have it apply to basically anyone? Why are you such a victim?"

Because self-victimization, in other words the 'poor me' syndrome, allows a shirking of personal responsibility... so Christians can sit back and pretend that they are not a part of this world, therefore they can feel superior to it.

@bj: the statement you made, which Josh applauds as a 'good point' is not even logically cohesive (not that Christians seem to care about logical cohesiveness).

Long-suffering: enduring injury, trouble, or provocation long and patiently.

If God's tolerance is 'long-suffering', how is it a 'short period of time for humans'? As for God's 'longsuffering' running out, what does that even mean? Revelations? Fire and Brimstone? The Antichrist coming with cupcakes and handgrenades?

Anyway, even if God is 'long-suffering' as you put it, what does that have to do with me asking if YOU are tolerant? And aren't you suppose to be emulating Jeebus wherever possible? So if he was tolerant, why aren't you trying to be?

-olly

Josh Brisby said...

Olly,

You are welcome to comment on my blog, and you are welcome to visit here as well. But you may not post anything blasphemous or degrading to my Lord. Perhaps you mistyped, but when you say "Jeebus" instead of Jesus, it appears to the reader as possible blasphemy.

Again, you are welcome here, but be careful or your comments will be deleted. I assume that you only mistyped, because you seem like a person who enjoys respectful dialogue.

Vile Blasphemer said...

What, no response to me? I feel so cheated. If olly's blasphemey bothers you that much, don't click on my name.

BJ said...

Olly, you asked.....

If God's tolerance is 'long-suffering', how is it a 'short period of time for humans'?


B.J.: Long-suffering is used in the Bible to describe the duration of your life here on earth. As well as the duration of mankind in general. Does this help?


Olly: As for God's 'longsuffering' running out, what does that even mean?


B.J.: Again, in the sense of it meaning *yourlife*....Well....When you die its over insofar as your time for repentance is concerned. Does this help?


Olly: Revelations? Fire and Brimstone? The Antichrist coming with cupcakes and handgrenades?

B.J.: No, no, and no. I dont believe in the form of judgemnt you are referring to. Although it is popular among the majority of Christians today. I hope this was helpful.



Vb you asked...

Seriously, don't you have any idea how simple it is to make that statement and have it apply to basically anyone?


B.J.: Although it may be simple it is none the less our Worldview.


Olly: Why are you such a victim?


B.J.: I suppose it is because our worldview tells us that the world will hate us because it hates the Truth. I know this does not itch where you are scratching, but a simple question gets a simple answer.

Vile Blasphemer said...

BJ, a "worldview" victimization belief that applies to any group is not truth- it's pathology.

olly said...

Josh, you asked me at Angela's blog if my blaspheme was intentional, yes it was.

-olly

Josh Brisby said...

Olly,

I will mention the same thing I mentioned at Angela's blog: you may not blaspheme on this blog. If you wish to dialogue here, you must be cordial and respectful. Otherwise your comments will be deleted and you will be banned.

--Josh

Daniel said...

Right, because Jesus made ... *who* ... feel the most uncomfortable?

Who was it that Jesus spent the most time rebuking?

Hmmm...

Multiple choice exam:
1) Ted Haggard
2) Mike Jones

Funny, isn't it? I just can't seem to find intolerance from Jesus towards "dirty sinners" like I can towards people like yourself -- modern-day Pharisees.

Perhaps if you studied something which didn't require you to work with peoples of all backgrounds, you could be exempt from the "awful" subjection to tolerance talk.

I never once heard "multiculturalism" "tolerance" or "relativism" in all my physics, calculus, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, etc., courses.

That would fix your problem.

Josh Brisby said...

Daniel,

(1) Welcome again to The Reformed Oasis.

(2) I am interested in having a cordial and respectful dialogue. But if all you are going to do is name-call (i.e., you called me a Pharisee), then I am not interested.

(3) You are absolutely right that Jesus condemned the Pharisees the most. He condemned them because they thought that they were "good enough" to please God. But they failed to realize, as do you, that they were wretched sinners in desperate need of the mercy of God.

(4) There is no such thing as a "good" Christian young man. Behold, I am filth.

(5) Yet at the same time, the world thinks that if we strive in repentance towards God, we are Pharisees. The difference is, I know that I am no better than you. I am merely a wretched sinner who God showed mercy to.

(6) Today is the day of salvation. Will you ask God to show you your sinfulness today? You need the righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ.

(7) You know God and you suppress the truth about Him. Ask Christ to have mercy on you and give you His perfect obedience to stand before God. Ask Him to cause you to think like Him. He promises mercy to all who ask with a sincere heart broken with sin!