i don't know

Anonymous's picture

i didn't think i was going to have anything to post today, until i saw this video. J sent it to me over facebook, and i'm not sure why.


at first, i thought it was just a religious thing, not a big deal, and then i began to feel uncomforable while watching it.

for anyone that watches it: any comments or anything on it?

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Neutrina's picture

That's...a really great

That's...a really great story. I thought the commentary afterwards was unnecessary though. Because the first part is just about Faith. The second is more about spreading Christianity.

I'm actually very religious, but not Christian. I still would have stood up. And, yeah G-d could have stopped the chalk from breaking, but for the Professor to say He would have...very arrogant, to assume you know the mind of G-d, or to act like He's at your beck and call.

I don't know. It was an interesting story.

"When the people begin to reason, all is lost" - Voltaire

-Ruby-'s picture

i agree with her

although the story sounds made-up, it's still a pretty interesting story. i thought it had a good message about faith, but it was too specific to Christianity. i believe in G-d, but I'm Jewish, so the whole "power of Jesus" thing isn't really part of my belief system. i think Jesus did good work, but he wasn't the Messiah or G-d's gift to the world... we're still waiting for that to come.

Azul's picture

The chalk didn't break? Wow!

The chalk didn't break? Wow! God's getting good, 1 to 20, God to Professor.

fatefellshort's picture

I'm an atheist and I find

I'm an atheist and I find his logic dumb. If there is a god why would that god contradict the laws of physics that he himself created. I'm also surprised that teacher still works there. If he had asked the opposite question (prove God does exist) I'm sure he would get fired. (Although IDK if colleges work like public high schools hahaha..)

I only watched about a minute and a half in though because text-videos like that sort of annoy me.

Azul's picture

public schools=government

public schools=government supported. They therefore have to abide by US laws, like freedom of speech, religion, ect.

private schools=private funding. They therefore don't have to abide exactly the same way as public schools do. They can expel anybody they want, and it can be discriminate.

On a secondary education level, it works in a similar way. Private universities work like private schools. State universities and the such have to act exactly like public primary schools.

Now requiring someone to take a class entitled "God does not exist, Here's the proof" I think is crossing the line. I can understand it as an optional class, but having it be a required class for a major is just fucking retarded.

I personally think that the religion shouldn't be banned in school, which it isn't really in Vermont, but it should be taught in a nonobjective - this is how it is, these are their customs, these are their general beliefs - fashion (which is how it's taught in Vermont). I don't believe that ID and the Theory of Evolution should be taught on the same level though. I feel that's just silly, because after all, ID doesn't exactly have very much scientific evidence behind it. The ToE is a theory, so it's perfect material for a science class. Basically, ID belongs in social sciences and ToE belongs in life sciences.

jeff's picture

heh...

Be careful with the word "theory," all the IDiots use that as their big gotcha, "it's only a theory."

Rather than the notion that: "In science a theory is a testable model of the manner of interaction of a set of natural phenomena, capable of predicting future occurrences or observations of the same kind, and capable of being tested through experiment or otherwise verified through empirical observation. For the scientist, "theory" is not in any way an antonym of "fact". "

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jeff's picture

Yeah...

This sounds like utter bullshit. Cute story, though, although very improbable. Prof runs out of the room? Student tells everyone of Jesus's love? Sorry, a bit too perfect and precious.

Snopes says this story has been circling around in different forms for 9 decades: http://www.snopes.com/religion/chalk.asp

A world where Christians are quiet and afraid to talk about Jesus?! Please. What world is that? It sounds great there. :-)

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