Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Andrei The madness continues

Another case of compulsory re-education of an individual for holding conventional views.

The insanity is collective but it will take individuals such as Jennifer Keeton to stem it.

8 comment(s):

0..0 said...

Forget the religious vs liberal argument: What anyone thinks they're doing counselling people at age 24, I don't know.

If I were going on assumptions, her heavy make-up, dress sense and absolute statements would suggest she has no useful information on life that hasn't come out of a book. And by book I don't specifically mean the Bible, I mean any book.

Andrei said...

You know what 0..0

I just about agree with everything you wrote.

School councillors should be recruited from those who have lived life and lived it well, meaning successfully, not wine women and song.

Still in this day and age having the paperwork is the entree into any profession and life skills and experience count for little to naught this girl is playing the game as it has to be played.

And the idea that her religious beliefs must be modified in order to complete the course should be an anathema to all those who cherish freedom of speech and religion.

My daughter completes her degree this year and she was nearly a straight a student - where she had difficulties was with the PC componants, the "religious" elements of the course which are not based on scientific rigor but the mantras of todays ruling class

I.M Fletcher said...

Wow, it was hard to believe what I was watching there. Who has the right to have anyone denounce their faith? I thought freedom of speech and belief were guaranteed in America.

I bet if she were Islamic it wouldn't have been a problem.

Psycho Milt said...

She looks surgically modified to me, which if the case ought to rule her out from any profession involving the exercise of good judgement.

Regardless of the religious aspect, someone who can state flat out that their beliefs cannot be changed has no business pursuing higher education - they're clearly not cut out for it.

Andrei said...

I wonder where you would stand if the sent a Gay student for treatment for his gayness Milt?

Regardless of the religious aspect, someone who can state flat out that their beliefs cannot be changed has no business pursuing higher education

I splurted my coffee all over my screen when I read this.

There was a time when "higher education" was equated with open discourse, the exchange of ideas and intellectual rigor.

Those days have long gone, it it now a place of dreary conformity to er well post modernistic nonsense really.

Cf Gender Studies, Climate Science etc

Psycho Milt said...

I certainly don't claim she's cornered the market on dogmatism...

Matthew said...

I certainly don't claim she's cornered the market on dogmatism...

If that's true then the head of the faculty has no business pursuing higher education - they're clearly not cut out for it, [r]egardless of the [personal opinion] aspect.

0..0 said...

The second thing to consider while we're examining which party is more dogmatic, is if she is truely interested in counselling and helping people. Why doesn't she seek out an industry or community related organisation that prefer their own qaulitfications and are more suited to her beliefs?

It raises the question of whether she is being used, knowingly or not, by christian (or whoever they are) partisans to illustrate how unprincipled their opponents are. Bit like the recent gay netball coach vs christian school incident. Same thing, roles reversed.

The moral high ground is an unstable place. If she wants to counsel people she doesn't need a piece of paper from a liberal school. Just like the gay coach who just wants to teach netball doesn't need to sign up with a staunchly christian school. If she wants to make nice tidy middle class money in the counselling industry, though, she probably does.

You could argue that the world belongs to christian values, not liberal ones, but the world has only ever temporarily belonged to whoever has the most power. And regaining power isn't always attained through direct confrontation.

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