Students at Catholic College Offended by Hanging Crucifixes

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  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Now this is just silly. If it's a Catholic school, why would anyone be surprised or offended by a crucifix? I mean, seriously.
     
  3. iAthena macrumors regular

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    Agreed. Hard to believe that this even became news.
     
  4. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Exactly. I thought Catholicism and veneration of the cross went hand in hand.

    Don't Catholics even sleep with crucifixes above their beds?

    So what's to offend?
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  5. és: macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think you're going to find many people on here that are going to disagree with the original comment from Lee.
     
  6. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    It's the not-so-Catholic that are offended. Lee's right - I don't get what the confusion is. The school was Catholic yesterday, just as it is today. I think Hoveyda and Kirschner just want to see their names in the paper. They certainly don't do anything to promote the rationalism of science...
     
  7. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Nope. If you don't want to see crucifixes hanging on the walls, what the holy hell are you doing at a Catholic university? :rolleyes:
     
  8. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    If it walks like a duck ....

    I don't always agree with the Catholic church, hell, hardly ever, but their chosen symbol should be unquestioned.
     
  9. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    Taking offense for the sake of being noticed is always stupid. Its what makes the Caveman commercials so bad.
     
  10. it5five macrumors 65816

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    Agreed.

    Why would anyone attend a private religious college, and then complain about the religion in the classroom?

    Here's a tip, offended BC students: Go to a public university.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, some people will just complain about anything.
     
  12. Juventuz macrumors 6502a

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    To a degree, more with older Catholics

    Eh, not really. I'm Catholic and you won't find a crucifix hanging anywhere in my house. Same with my parents. Now, older Catholics may. I know my grandparents always had one hanging over their bed. I think it's more of a generational thing.

    Who knows?? I have a cousin that goes to a Catholic college and she was complaining about having to take a religious class that's required for all freshmen. I asked her why she was complaining when she knows it's a Catholic college and she knew the class was required before she even replied. Her answer, it's still not right. Some people are clueless.
     
  13. rhsgolfer33 macrumors 6502a

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    Or just a nonreligious private college, if they've got a thing for private colleges.

    This really should be a nonissue; I know a few private colleges that require their students to attend chapel and these guys think a cross in the classroom is a big deal?

    Half the time the required religion courses aren't even pro whatever the college denomination is. My religion class was more like religious history taught by a Calvinist at a school distinctly in the opposite direction.
     

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