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I (@right-hand-path) am actually an Alumni of Liberty University, and I would say about 90% of my experiences with them have been good. I’ve also got a degree from a secular university with a reasonably “conservative” reputation, but I would probably say that only about 60% to 70% of my experiences there would have been “good” by comparison with LU. I can’t imagine the horrors of attending a secular university where “Social Justice” is the law of the land. So don’t let the negative perceptions of LU stop you from attending there if that is where you would like to go.

I specifically chose to go to LU because of it’s reputation. If secular society hates something that much, then you KNOW it must be good! (See John 15:18 and Matthew 10:22)

That said, pretty much all Christian universities are getting some hate these days, even from some self-identified “Christians” themselves. On my side blog (@anotherpointlessargument), I recently debated a “Christian” who insists that persecution doesn’t exist and Christians are actually “horrible people” that aren’t “Christ-like” enough for her personal taste. She then cited anecdotal evidence for this claim, her status as a student at a Baptist university, before refusing to talk to me any further.

It is sad that so many Christians are blind to the existence of persecution and the shift in worldviews of the majority of American citizens to an exclusively secular perspective that treats Christians as “bigots” who need to be silenced. However, this is the great thing about Liberty University, because they are one of the few educational institutions which directly confronts these problems and makes significant efforts to educate all their students about it.

If GOVT 200 isn’t required for your degree plan (it is required for most, to the best of my knowledge), I would strongly encourage you to take it as an elective. Prevailing Worldviews of Western Society Since 1500 by Glenn R. Martin is probably one of the most informative books I’ve ever read, and that class honestly contained more information than some of the graduate level classes I’ve taken at LU.

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I can’t imagine the horrors of attending a secular university where “Social Justice” is the law of the land.


Right! Because we all know that “Social Justice” is absolutely and totally un-American. With liberty and justice for all. I.e. for all wealthy white folks.

5/19/2017 12:31:46 PM

Alencon

When so-called Christian organizations are on the Southern Poverty Law Center's hate group list I'd say Christianity has a problem.

5/19/2017 2:22:34 PM

Citizen Justin

This person debated a Christian who insists Christians are horrible people?

No. As the link just take me back to FSTST, I'd say that most likely they debated a normal Christian who rightly believes people like John Hagee, Jack Hyles and Jerry Falwell are/were horrible people.

5/19/2017 3:07:17 PM

DarkPhoenix

If GOVT 200 isn’t required for your degree plan (it is required for most, to the best of my knowledge), I would strongly encourage you to take it as an elective. Prevailing Worldviews of Western Society Since 1500 by Glenn R. Martin is probably one of the most informative books I’ve ever read, and that class honestly contained more information than some of the graduate level classes I’ve taken at LU.


I went over to that horrible place to grab working links, and seriously... from the course syllabus, it looks to me like the "wonderful" GOVT 200 class is a fundie class about ignoring the separation between church and state. I mean, among the "important topics" are why the Constitution of the United States interferes with proper governing and the importance of reading Biblical Law and applying it to US politics...

Oh, and if the reviews are any indication, "Prevailing Worldviews of Western Society Since 1500" can be summed up as "Christianity = good, anything else = EVIL!", considering a quick glance at both the reviews and the history of Glenn R. Martin show him to be one of those "the Bible should be the centerpiece of American law" fundies...

@Citizen Justin: Nah, I followed the link in Tumblr to that argument. anti-christophobia is using the standard fundie definition of Christian persecution; that they're persecuted because society isn't shunning or imprisoning gay people and they're not allowed to force all children in school to read the Bible and pray to God every day. The ones arguing with him/her are pointing out that though there are places in the world where Christians are persecuted, the US is most definitely not one of those. And then he/she is pulling out the usual "the leftists are forcing Christianity out because they hate God" bullshit you see most fundies revert to when they get called out on their bullshit (one of the arguers pointed out that real persecution of Christians is more like the guy in China who was arrested three times for trying to start a Christian church, and anti-christophobia used that as a springboard to start screaming about how Communism HATES Christianity and so it will be the same in the US as Republicans lose control...)

5/19/2017 6:29:21 PM

Malingspann

anti-christophobia: "It is sad that so many Christians are blind to the existence of persecution. That is, True Christians like myself have to just put up with that SECULAR law allows things that I and other True Christians oppose for RELIGIOUS reasons!!"

5/20/2017 1:47:23 AM

heleninedinburgh

He's an Alumni? Just the one Alumni?

5/20/2017 4:12:05 AM

KingOfRhye

You'd think, at the very least, a university would teach people that "alumni" is a plural word...

5/20/2017 5:10:57 AM

Doubting Thomas

Why do I get the feeling that Liberty University is just a diploma mill? Maybe because it sounds too much like Patriot University which sold Kent Hovind his PhD.

5/20/2017 6:49:08 AM



Alumnus, you dolt.

I would expect anyone who went to a real university to know what a plural is.

5/20/2017 10:38:23 AM


5/22/2017 1:14:02 AM

Mister Spak

" that class honestly contained more information than some of the graduate level classes I’ve taken at LU."

Yes but all that information is wrong. Just like the graduate level courses. They are merely graduate level wrongness.

@Doubting Thomas

No, it's a real university, it just teaches things that are not true.

5/22/2017 8:32:50 AM



Let me guess. Christian persecution=Not being allowed to kill homosexuals and unbelievers

7/25/2017 3:43:48 AM

Salami

I suspect that outside of Deep 'Murica, a degree from Liberty University would be one of the few colleges that prevents people from getting a job. After all, HR is going to take one look at LU's credentials and figure that the prospective employee is only trained in promoting and believing Christian fundalmentalism and therefore is not qualified for the job as well as being an embarrassment waiting to happen that could be difficult to damage control.

Just go to a good college. Join the Christian frat and/or the Christian clubs if you're passionate about your religion. There's usually at least one.




7/25/2017 4:34:00 AM

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