Archive for August, 2013

Oh those moderate Christians

Posted in Venomous mammals, Watching the elephant, Wingnuts on August 9, 2013 by solenadon

No money for a philosophy department…but they spend more on a firing range.


It’s a reasonable assumption, I think, to believe that any institution proclaiming a collective concern for the sanctity of human life would make a diligent effort to apply that concern consistently. At Cedarville University, however, that consistency is in serious question. Case in point? The school’s decision to open a $6 million dollar shooting facility on campus to support Chi Sigma Nu, its new marksmanship club. According to Chi Sigma Nu, this facility will host marksmanship classes in addition to a state-of-the-art firing range.

Faculty members have been pressured not to sponsor College Democrats, but Chi Sigma Nu enjoys faculty and staff support in addition to the explicit approval of the university administration. An administration that, allegedly, is so strapped for cash that it found itself forced to scrap its entire philosophy program and fired 29 employees total over the past academic year. An administration that for decades refused…

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