Freshmen skipping ‘Fun Home’ for moral reasons

  • metta

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    Aug 21, 2015 7:46 PM GMT
    Freshmen skipping ‘Fun Home’ for moral reasons


    http://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2015/08/freshmen-skipping-fun-home-for-moral-reasons
  • metta

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    Aug 21, 2015 7:48 PM GMT
    I guess that is why there are so many Christian Universities...so people can hide themselves in a little box...and limit their experience in this World.
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    Aug 21, 2015 9:09 PM GMT
    How is this a big deal? It's a graphic novel, not Nobakav. The students aren't asking the book be struck from the list or burned. They're choosing to personally not read it and having a respectful discussion why.
    I would read the book but I can understand why the format would make the subject matter more problematic for some religious people. Let them decide for themselves what kind of pop culture they will and will not consume. As long as they're not trying to tell me what kind of images/books/sounds I can consume then we're square.
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    Aug 21, 2015 10:19 PM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidHow is this a big deal? It's a graphic novel, not Nobakav. The students aren't asking the book be struck from the list or burned. They're choosing to personally not read it and having a respectful discussion why.
    I would read the book but I can understand why the format would make the subject matter more problematic for some religious people. Let them decide for themselves what kind of pop culture they will and will not consume. As long as they're not trying to tell me what kind of images/books/sounds I can consume then we're square.
    That I can wholeheartedly agree with.
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    Aug 21, 2015 11:36 PM GMT
    I stopped going to church for moral reasons.
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    Aug 21, 2015 11:42 PM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidHow is this a big deal? It's a graphic novel, not Nobakav. The students aren't asking the book be struck from the list or burned. They're choosing to personally not read it and having a respectful discussion why.
    I would read the book but I can understand why the format would make the subject matter more problematic for some religious people. Let them decide for themselves what kind of pop culture they will and will not consume. As long as they're not trying to tell me what kind of images/books/sounds I can consume then we're square.
    +1

    Forcing a religious person to read something they don't agree with is the same thing as a religious person forcing non-religious people to read religious texts they don't agree with.
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    Aug 21, 2015 11:43 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI stopped going to church for moral reasons.
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    Aug 22, 2015 12:46 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidI stopped going to church for moral reasons.


    I stopped more or less accidentally and then a year later realized I wasn't missing much from my life.
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    Aug 22, 2015 2:11 AM GMT
    Wyndahoi said
    HottJoe saidI stopped going to church for moral reasons.


    I stopped more or less accidentally and then a year later realized I wasn't missing much from my life.
    Right? That's kinda how I stopped attending.

    It's funny to hear people say they only attend because of the "community" aspect of it; cause there are "communities" everywhere I look...no need for dogmatic rules to be in one.
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    Aug 23, 2015 4:30 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidI stopped going to church for moral reasons.


    Joe, I like you more every time you post these days.
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    Aug 23, 2015 5:38 AM GMT
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    Wyndahoi saidHow is this a big deal? It's a graphic novel, not Nobakav. The students aren't asking the book be struck from the list or burned. They're choosing to personally not read it and having a respectful discussion why.
    I would read the book but I can understand why the format would make the subject matter more problematic for some religious people. Let them decide for themselves what kind of pop culture they will and will not consume. As long as they're not trying to tell me what kind of images/books/sounds I can consume then we're square.
    +1

    Forcing a religious person to read something they don't agree with is the same thing as a religious person forcing non-religious people to read religious texts they don't agree with.


    How is that any different than forcing a religious pharmacist to fill birth control prescriptions? Or forcing religious business owners to bake wedding cakes for same sex couples? I understand this discussion is purely academic because the book wasn't required reading, but what if it was required reading in the context of a for-credit course required for ones major? Should religious people be allowed to refuse to read the required course material just because they may find it offensive? Personally, I don't think so. Do religious people think their faith is so fragile that reading one book, baking cakes they aren't going to eat, or filling prescriptions they aren't going to take is going to destroy it? They purpose behind education is to expand your mind not limit it.
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    Aug 23, 2015 5:43 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI stopped going to church for moral reasons.



    never went to a churche
    i think its becouse i''m a jew icon_lol.gif
  • metta

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    Aug 23, 2015 5:51 PM GMT
    No one is suggesting that they be forced to read it. But part of the reason to go to college is to expand your experience and knowledge.
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    Aug 23, 2015 8:22 PM GMT
    metta8 saidNo one is suggesting that they be forced to read it. But part of the reason to go to college is to expand your experience and knowledge.


    +1, I agree, the whole notion of going to college is not just to get a degree but broaden your experience of other ideas, cultures, etc. Once you hit the world, you can choose to filter or unfilter what you want, but the world out there is different from your own experiences and life, is how you are able to navigate in this world and have a broaden perspective of this world than the bubble you grew up. Choosing to put you head in the sand is not going to make the world change because you do not agree with an idea or concept, is how you are able to manage and internal deal with conflict that makes you an individual, not a robot.
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    Aug 24, 2015 5:19 AM GMT
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    paulflexes said
    Wyndahoi saidHow is this a big deal? It's a graphic novel, not Nobakav. The students aren't asking the book be struck from the list or burned. They're choosing to personally not read it and having a respectful discussion why.
    I would read the book but I can understand why the format would make the subject matter more problematic for some religious people. Let them decide for themselves what kind of pop culture they will and will not consume. As long as they're not trying to tell me what kind of images/books/sounds I can consume then we're square.
    +1

    Forcing a religious person to read something they don't agree with is the same thing as a religious person forcing non-religious people to read religious texts they don't agree with.


    How is that any different than forcing a religious pharmacist to fill birth control prescriptions? Or forcing religious business owners to bake wedding cakes for same sex couples? I understand this discussion is purely academic because the book wasn't required reading, but what if it was required reading in the context of a for-credit course required for ones major? Should religious people be allowed to refuse to read the required course material just because they may find it offensive? Personally, I don't think so. Do religious people think their faith is so fragile that reading one book, baking cakes they aren't going to eat, or filling prescriptions they aren't going to take is going to destroy it? They purpose behind education is to expand your mind not limit it.


    People shouldn't be forced to read required material they find offensive. But they should drop out or accept an F for their troubles.
  • metta

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    Aug 25, 2015 9:46 PM GMT
    Duke Students Refuse To Read 'Fun Home' Over Gay Themes, Nudity
    New York Times best-seller could "compromise" their beliefs. Huh?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/duke-summer-reading-fun-home_55dc6cbae4b08cd3359d353c
  • metta

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    Aug 25, 2015 9:49 PM GMT
    The Coddling of the American Mind

    In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/09/the-coddling-of-the-american-mind/399356/