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    Student at FAU suspended for not stomping on Jesus sign

    https://www.google.com/search?q=flor...w=1432&bih=725

    http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/03/23...deandre-poole/

    Wow.. Saw a news clip about this on Oreilly last night and was shocked to hell about it..

    What are your thoughts?

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    Re: Student at FAU suspended for not stomping on Jesus sign

    The teacher is an idiot and I applaude the kid for standing up to him.

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    Re: Student at FAU suspended for not stomping on Jesus sign

    It looks like FAU did not take action against Rotela for refusing to participate in the exercise, and that his banishment from class was related to how Rotela handled his refusal with the professor. These are separate things. Also, note that the only real sources for any of the "reporting" is the student himself and his attorney.

    And the professor isn't an idiot. Even the Fox News report itself stated the purpose of the exercise was to get students to discuss the importance of symbols in culture, which is a perfectly legitimate pedagogical pursuit. Prompting students such as Rotela to have such a visceral reaction to the exercise exemplifies the reverence with which some people treat their symbols. And he wasn't "standing up" to his professor. He was treating the professor disrespectfully and, arguably, threateningly.

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    Re: Student at FAU suspended for not stomping on Jesus sign

    :faint Why not a 'White Flag'? We have surrendered everything else in this country. ainkiller

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    Threateningly? Wow that's just crazy talk. Arguing heck yes. Yes he was standing up for what he believed in. I'm tired of us tip toeing around every culture except the white Christian culture. Wonder what would happen if he had them stomp on a dradel(sp) or a manora(sp). Heck go stomp on the Muslim holy book or a picture of Muhammad.

    No wont do that. We'll pick Jesus because screw Christians.

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    Re: Student at FAU suspended for not stomping on Jesus sign

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve45213 View Post
    And the professor isn't an idiot. Even the Fox News report itself stated the purpose of the exercise was to get students to discuss the importance of symbols in culture, which is a perfectly legitimate pedagogical pursuit. Prompting students such as Rotela to have such a visceral reaction to the exercise exemplifies the reverence with which some people treat their symbols. And he wasn't "standing up" to his professor. He was treating the professor disrespectfully and, arguably, threateningly.

    I heard that on the fox news story where the teach was saying it was done to "stir discusson". so why did they only do it to a piece of paper with Jesus wrote on it? Why not a piece of paper with "democrat/republician", or Mohammed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD2780 View Post
    Threateningly? Wow that's just crazy talk. Arguing heck yes. Yes he was standing up for what he believed in. I'm tired of us tip toeing around every culture except the white Christian culture. Wonder what would happen if he had them stomp on a dradel(sp) or a manora(sp). Heck go stomp on the Muslim holy book or a picture of Muhammad.

    No wont do that. We'll pick Jesus because screw Christians.
    I got the "threateningly" from http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes...-on-jesus.html where it says, "Rotela’s attorney said he believes the perceived threat came when Rotela told the teacher “don’t do that again” – in reference to stomping on the paper. The student also told the instructor, “You’ll be hearing from me.”

    Does that rise to the level of aggravated menacing? No, but under the circumstances I think a reasonable person could feel threatened.

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    Re: Student at FAU suspended for not stomping on Jesus sign

    Imagine the outcry if the "exercise" would have been to have everyone kneel in front of that same picture.

    edit: Or draw a cartoon picture of Muhammad

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    I heard that on the fox news story where the teach was saying it was done to "stir discusson". so why did they only do it to a piece of paper with Jesus wrote on it? Why not a piece of paper with "democrat/republician", or Mohammed?
    Probably fear of the reaction from someone who takes religion seriously, is my guess.

    And I imagine the textbook writer assumes that most religious people in the US believe in the christian versions of gods.

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    Re: Student at FAU suspended for not stomping on Jesus sign

    Yet another daily example of our societal decline.

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