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Lawyer Complained that Catholic University is Too Catholic

Can a Catholic university that's so Catholic that it's actually called Catholic University of America, be too Catholic?

That's what law professor John Banzhaf thought and he's filing a human rights complaint against the school:

A lawyer has filed a human-rights complaint against Catholic University, on the grounds that the prevalence of Catholic imagery there violates the rights of Muslim students. Catholic University admits students of all faiths, but attorney John Banzhaf says there is almost nowhere on campus where Muslims can "pray without having to stare up and be looked down upon by a cross of Jesus."

Link - via The Week


Damn... I'm getting sick and tired of all this bull! If he doesn't like seeing Jesus in a CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY, he should get the fark out! Why should the many suffer for the few? Ask your grand-parents how well things would be for us today if they were self-absorbed idiots like our generation is. Pathetic.
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Mark my words, North America will be a Muslim nation in less than 20 years. Nothing wrong with Muslims, but with the way they procreate and FORCE their religion on every one makes this guy's argument a wee bit hypocritical.
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What is a muslim doing at a Catholic university? Why don't his own people stand against his desire to give Catholic training to "infidels"? Only one possible reason; He's there to destroy the system. Send him away.
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How are people going to keep believing that the Mormons worship a different Jesus if you guys are using the Cristus statue to represent the Catholic church?
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If the school says that they accommodate all religions and it turns out that they don't there is some sense to the complaint.

But it seems to me that these religious institutions are merely scrambling to make themselves more legitimate by pretending to be open minded. I very much doubt that they really mean it and I very much doubt that it is ever really going to work. And as far as I'm concerned I don't even really see the need for this sort of absurd political correctness either. If I go to a vegetarian restaurant I don't expect there to be meat on the menu. I do expect them to allow other restaurants that do serve meat and not throw Molotov cocktails through their windows, that's another story.

And why is this lawyer meddling with this, shouldn't he leave it up to the Muslims to complain if they so desire? (Not that they should imo as should be clear.)

All very weird, but hey, it's religion, what did you expect?
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Curious. How is that a Mormon Jesus? I assume Jesus posed for more than one sculpture in his life.

I like how he phrases "looked down upon" there. My understanding is that Jesus is considered a prophet by many Muslims, so that's not necessarily a bad thing, is it?
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http://www.christusstatue.com/

According to Karen Armstrong, Comparative Theologian and Author of History of God, Islam is Christianity for Persians.
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>> My understanding is that Jesus is considered a prophet by many Muslims, so that's not necessarily a bad thing, is it?

Maybe not, but tell that to the Israelis. Not to start a fight between religions here, just noting that they do not tend to get along well in many parts of the world.
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the statue of jesus that the LDS church has is just nice looking. im sure thats all that went into its selection. same jesus, after all! :)
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I attended a Catholic church, and one my my friend there was Jewish. He went to that school for the renown quality of education, and when he had to go to church with us, he took that as a "cultural enhancement".

Can't we live all together?
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>>Curious. How is that a Mormon Jesus? I assume Jesus posed for more than one sculpture in his life.<<

Hehe, yes Ted, Jesus was a very busy model in his day. "So I just stand here, look holy and as Caucasian as possible? Got it."
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You chose to go to a Catholic university... what exactly did you expect?!?

And maybe I'm being racist/intolerant/whatever here, but if a Catholic student enrolled in a Muslim university and insisted they stop calling the Adhaan because hearing it offended his religious sensibilities, I doubt he'd be indulged to quite this degree.
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hmm... bad blood between Arabs and Israelis goes back way before Jesus and Islam, back to Isaac and Ishmael. I heard it was a conflict over who dad liked best, which snowballed from there.
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@moi

Use the Internet for reasearch? Are you mad?

@hmmm....

The Israelis already know that, I'm sure. It's hardly a hot topic of conversation.
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@ jolly. Nice. You know the reason you can drive a car without it getting all explodey? (like the Ford Pinto). Lawyers. How about that medicine you took for your headache? You probably don't have to worry that it's going to kill you because of...lawyers. If a loved one is in a horrible accident involving a drunk driver who is going to ensure he or she is going to be taken care of? A lawyer (and no, I'm not including the ambulance chasers here. Everyone likes to make lawyer jokes. Next time you are arrested, call a comedian.
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