Two Views of Reality, Completely At Odds

Two articles that showed in my RSS reader today:

Godlessness is the last big taboo in the US, where non-believers face discrimination and isolation.

[From Atheism in America – FT.com]

and

The InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapter at the State University of New York at Buffalo has three weeks to come into compliance with the school’s nondiscrimination policy or risk losing its status as an official campus group.

A committee formed to investigate allegations of discrimination announced Sunday that InterVarsity’s constitution, which includes a clause requiring leaders to agree with a statement of faith, violates school policy.

[From SUNY Buffalo demands InterVarsity revise constitution – WorldOnCampus.com]

Two completely different views of reality.

Comments

  1. SteveK

    InterVarsity Christian Fellowship might think about putting this requirement in the form of a job performance requirement rather than a statement of faith. That way it focuses on the outward fruits of the Spirit that the faith ought to produce, rather than the statement itself. This allows IVCF to make a subjective decision based on what the leader says, both publicly and privately, and how they see them doing their job.

    I don’t think this should be necessary, but I’m just trying to see if there is a way around the issue.

  2. BillT

    This is political correctness run amuck. There’s a similar thing going on at Vanderbuilt. Utter nonesense. These are voluntary organizations. It’s like saying the chess club can’t require it’s leaders to know anyting about chess or a sorority can’t exclude males. But like I’ve said before. This kind of absurdity really works against those who are its proponents. People are seeing through this as the nonesesnse it is.

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