Atheist Professers - page 5

:confused: Hi everyone! I'm kind of new here, and I have a question: Right now I'm in A&P and my professor is an all out atheist. I realized when I decided to go the nursing route I would... Read More

  1. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by cheerfuldoer


    peeps.....in answer to your above questions, i share this with you. someone emailed it to me the other day, and i copied it to keep for my own personal use:

    it's titled "i am a christian".

    when i say..."i am a christian"...i'm not shouting "i'm saved"...i'm whispering "i was lost". that is why i chose this way.

    when i say..."i am a christian"...i don't speak of this with pride. i am confessing that i stumble and need someone to be my guide.

    when i say..."i am a christian"...i'm not trying to be strong. i'm professing that i'm weak and pray for strength to carry on.

    when i say..."i am a christian"...i'm not bragging of success. i'm admitting i have failed and cannot ever pay the debt.

    when i say..."i am a christian"...i'm not claiming to be perfect...my flaws are all too visible, but god believes i am worth it.

    when i say..."i am a christian"...i still feel the sting of pain. i have my share of headaches which is why i speak his name.

    when i say..."i am a christian"...i do not wish to judge...i have no authority. i only know i am loved. -- by carol s. wimmer :kiss
    renee, thanks for sharing "i am a christian". i am passing this on.
  2. by   studentOH
    Here's my advice:

    1. Go to class.
    2. Take notes.
    3. Study hard.
    4. Do well on your exams.
    5. Learn a lot.

    Tried the above with my Muslim chemistry prof and it worked wonders.

    If the guy is attacking you then report him, but otherwise treat him like you would anyone else--believer or non.

    Debralyn: People different from you aren't confused, just different.

    Brian
  3. by   studentOH
    Indeed-- One local group leaves stuff on my doorstep (apartment complex) since they're too cheap to use the post office. I called them and told them to ask jesus to quit littering with his good news on my door. And the last one that woke me on my day off...mmm, let's just say she won't be coming back.

    I would note that prof's comments on the eval's though. He needs to respect other people's beliefs if he wants people to respect his. Just my 2 cents .

    Brian
  4. by   AmberNoel
    Indeed-thanks, I know how you feel. I think everyone would be surprised at just how many nonbelievers there are out there if we all felt like we could express our opinion freely without fear of disapproval.
  5. by   live4today
    originally posted by lpn,future, rn
    renee, thanks for sharing "i am a christian". i am passing this on.
    you are welcome, stephany! glad to contribute "good news" whenever i am prompted to. :kiss
  6. by   live4today
    Originally posted by studentOH
    .........................I called them and told them to ask jesus to quit littering with his good news on my door.........................
    Brian
    Hello Brian...studentOH

    I just wanted to comment on your one statement above which is why I erased the part that didn't concern me.

    I would like to think that adults are wise enough to discern the differences between 'THOSE THINGS MAN DOES' versus 'THOSE THINGS JESUS IS ALL ABOUT'.

    Jesus is NOT the one "littering" your doorstep...He would NOT do that because He never went where He was not sent, or wanted.

    Those are simply "human beings" on a mission of their own who are "littering" your doorstep. They do NOT represent Jesus.....so please try and refrain from blaming THOSE PEOPLE's issues on Jesus. Thank you!
  7. by   live4today
    Originally posted by AmberNoel
    Indeed-thanks, I know how you feel. I think everyone would be surprised at just how many nonbelievers there are out there if we all felt like we could express our opinion freely without fear of disapproval.
    Hello AmberNoel

    As a Believer myself......I am NEVER surprised at how many Non-Believers exist. Why would we be surprised? Afterall.....it was a nonbeliever (Madalyn O'hara) who had "The Lord's Prayer" banned from schools across America. SHE was only ONE person who took America by storm, and ended prayer in American schools. Another nonbeliever has made his case known very recently.......trying to eradicate the saying of "one nation under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag in schools......won his case in a district of CA......but will the Supreme Courts rule in his favor again??? Time will tell.

    I wish people would STOP blaming God...Jesus...for things THEY had nothing to do with! Human beings are known for "jumping on their bandwagon of many causes".......raise enough stank about them.....and walk away feeling as if they 'kicked butt'. God......Jesus.....The Holy Spirit.......are NOT the image of man...man is the image of God......only man chooses to ignore that image, and follow their own destructive path to hell. But everytime I turn around........SOME MAN or WOMAN wants to blame God...blame Jesus.....for their woes. That is soooooo unfair........so not right........so human to do so. HAVING SAID THAT........God -- Creator of us ALL -- does NOT need DEFENDING by any man, woman, or child.........and one day.....we will ALL know why for it will be revealed to us IN HIS PERFECT TIME.....NOT ours........whether we Believe......or NOT! :kiss
    Last edit by live4today on Aug 12, '02
  8. by   AmberNoel
    Cheefuldoer-
    umm hello-- I do not know why you think that I am blaming your god for anything. How can I blame a being that I don't believe exists? However, I CAN blame people who come to my house invading my privacy. And for some strange reason they have all been from the local Baptist, Church of Christ, or non-denominational churches in my area. I know that you were responding to my post but most of your response has nothing to do with my post.

    O'Hare did not single handidly get prayer banned in school. Do you think that the Supreme Court would just bow down and rule in ONE persons favor? She was not the only one who believed prayer in school was unconstitutional. She was just the one person brave enough to challenge it. And she faced an unbelievable amount of persecution for it. Children are in school for eight hours a day. There is no reason to include prayer in school. There is plenty of time to pray outside of school OR say a prayer silently at anytime they please in school. I have heard the argument for a "moment of silence." Children can be cruel to other children who are different. So while everyone but the few nonbelievers are having their moment of silence, the nonbelievers stick out like a sore thumb.

    I am sorry if this post sounds confrontational but reading your post was like listening to you yell at me. I have read many of your other posts about various subjects and I think that you have a lot of wisdom to share. You frequently give great advice to those in need. So please don't take this personally.
  9. by   live4today
    amblessing.....no offense taken. We Believers and UNbelievers can just "agree to disagree" on this topic of different beliefs.

    The ONLY part of my post comments above that I directed to you were in regards to the portion of your statement I carried over from your other post comment which you can read at the beginning of the post in question. The remainder of my post comments are just personal beliefs coming from my heart.....sparked mostly by what Brian the studentOH said. No harm done...... :kiss
  10. by   sbic56
    Do Christians actually believe they will get converts by pushing their beliefs on the "nonbelievers"? I just don't understand this tactic. Where there is no proof that God exists, wouldn't it make much more sense and create alot less hostile feelings toward Christians if the believers just let people be and accept religion on their own? Do Christians believe because someone forced it on them? I really doubt it.
  11. by   studentOH
    Hehe renee, I know better than that. Just wondered what they'd say to me...the pamphlet did say "Good News from Jesus."

    I think if Ker-ker would have been more specific with her teacher issues she could have avoided starting arguments. It's one thing to have an atheist teacher, it's another to have a teacher regard you as a moron for something as personal as one's religious beliefs. If she would have let us know the prof was calling her core beliefs and values a "silly myth" I would have backed her 100%. I've been belittled by teachers for being gay, vegetarian, insertreligionhere (studied them all at one point hehe), male nursing student, you name it from 1st grade through the present. I never took any crap from any of them and kerker shouldn't either.

    Off topic, since leaving the church i was forced to go to for 17 years and being able to study on my own, I'm finally coming to peace with what exactly I believe. I do consider myself a Christian, but I rarely disclose it to anyone and have no plans on returning to church because of past experiences. Any faith, when followed personally and with true intentions, can be a wonderful link to beauty, peace, and hope. I never meant to degrade His name or intent in any way.

    Brian

    p.s. I also firmly believe that He has a twisted sense of humour, look around hehe.
  12. by   live4today
    Originally posted by sbic56
    Do Christians actually believe they will get converts by pushing their beliefs on the "nonbelievers"? I just don't understand this tactic. Where there is no proof that God exists, wouldn't it make much more sense and create alot less hostile feelings toward Christians if the believers just let people be and accept religion on their own? Do Christians believe because someone forced it on them? I really doubt it.
    Do NONBELIEVERS actually believe they will get converts by pushing their beliefs on the "Believers"? I just don't understand this tactic. Where is the proof that God does NOT exist??? Wouldn't it make much more sense and create a lot less hostile
    feelings toward NONBELIEVERS if the NONBELIEVERS just let people be and accept their nonbelief on their own??? Do NONBELIEVERS believe because someone forced it on them??? I really doubt it, too, sbic56! :kiss

    Thank you for the use of your paragraph. Sometimes we...as human beings...need to see ourselves portrayed on the "other foot" for a change in order to understand one another's ideas and thoughts.
  13. by   live4today
    Originally posted by studentOH
    Hehe renee, I know better than that. Just wondered what they'd say to me...the pamphlet did say "Good News from Jesus."

    Off topic, since leaving the church i was forced to go to for 17 years and being able to study on my own, I'm finally coming to peace with what exactly I believe. I do consider myself a Christian, but I rarely disclose it to anyone and have no plans on returning to church because of past experiences. Any faith, when followed personally and with true intentions, can be a wonderful link to beauty, peace, and hope. I never meant to degrade His name or intent in any way.

    Brian

    p.s. I also firmly believe that He has a twisted sense of humour, look around hehe.
    Ditto Brian.........and God DOES show His SENSE OF HUMOR in our lives......quite often, too! :chuckle

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