How to drop subtle hints with my nursing students about faith. - page 12

by HappyWife77

Hi all! I am a new clinical nursing instructor and am wondering how to drop hints if possible about having faith. Especially as these are future nurses. I know that carrying the love of Christ shines bright and that in of itself... Read More


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    Quote from HappyWife77
    Thanks for all the replies, I appreciate everyone one of them. Its awesome to have my eyes opened to differences of opinions. I take it all in stride, no need to get offended. Life is beautiful....no need to pick up an offense....ever.
    You are gracious and wise....
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    Quote from CyndleT319
    And it's not wrong to kick someone out of their teaching position for they're sexual preference or world view? But it's right to kick them out and cost them their livelihood for their religious affiliation. Explain that logic to me, please. It makes no sense to me.
    Everyone is entitled to their opinion, even if its not your own. You want your opinion to not be offended, but what about me being offended by your opinion? It's a two-way street.
    If you can not justify your position without attacking another I.E. sexual preferences or world view( I assume this means politics), you have lost the argument. Word of advice: You are new to the professional world of healthcare. Politics, religion, and sex should never be discussed in a public place. By the way, sexual preference is a being not a belief or opinion, politics and religion are!
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    Whose religion do you suggest should be promoted?
    Why... mine, of course!

    OK, everybody... once around the beads and hit the showers!

    Seriously, I am seeing far too many people taking religion, politics, sexual preference, etc. far too seriously; they are occupying their very being with that stuff. As a result, they often miss that which is really important. Lose a friend or relative to cancer, and the shallow stuff does not matter, but to some it does. Become personally injured or ill, and the shallow stuff should not matter, but it often does.
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    ^Well said.
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    It's a sticky thing to mention on public boards. It's just like abortion, politics and pretty much anything else that runs the spectrum of emotional subjects.
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    Quote from lovenotwar14
    "In God we trust" not one religion over another.
    Oh, come on. What about polytheistic religions? What about nature-based religions? Of course saying "In God we Trust" is putting one (or, at best, some) religion over others. Of course it is. Use critical thinking.
    DizzyLizzyNurse, nursel56, elkpark, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from veggie530
    I'm offended that you're offended at me being open about my world view.

    Seems like a giant circle imho.
    A nursing instructor can have any religion or world view or whatever that they want. What they can't do is use the classroom to promote said religion/political view/whatever.

    "Being open" about being a Christian simply means, well, that you're open about the fact that you happen to be a Christian. Constantly talking about it and preaching to others about it is not "being open". It's proselytizing. And it's completely unethical for a teacher to abuse his position of trust and authority to do so with his students.
    DizzyLizzyNurse, nursel56, Ruby Vee, and 5 others like this.
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    Quote from lovenotwar14
    And this is why the world is in such disarray. Smh.
    Yes, because the world was such a better place when religion and the church were intertwined with government and education.
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    Quote from CyndleT319
    And it's not wrong to kick someone out of their teaching position for they're sexual preference or world view? But it's right to kick them out and cost them their livelihood for their religious affiliation. Explain that logic to me, please. It makes no sense to me.
    Everyone is entitled to their opinion, even if its not your own. You want your opinion to not be offended, but what about me being offended by your opinion? It's a two-way street.
    If a homosexual teacher were to use class time to "convert" the straight students or promote pro-LGBT politics then, yes, he should loose his job.

    A Christian (or Muslim, or Wiccan, or Hindu etc.) teacher who uses class time to try and convert unbelieving students should also be fired.

    That's the logic. And it's very logical logic, too.

    And being homosexual is not an "opinion" or a "world view". If you don't understand that....
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    Quote from HappyWife77
    Ok I'm glad I asked....I stick to the skills! Thanks Mary♥



    we had religion as a manditory component of my nursing school program.....had to go to chapel every wednesday......i was a bit of a rebelriser and said it violated my civil rights, they caved, and allowed students to go to the library to study during chaple....was not nearly the fun
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