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Comment 1 by Atheist Mike :

...I have a bit of a problem with that. It's a religious school, yes it's stupid but what's even more silly is going against the specific requirement of a specific institution. If they don't want to have to pretend to be catholics they simply shouldn't be in a Catholic school.

It's not so simple. I went to a Catholic college. It was the one best suited to me because of a number of factors: It was the only one in my area that would accept the credits I had accrued at another institution; it had the program I wanted; it was the size I was looking for (small), and so on. Should I have had to go to a school that was a poor fit for me just so I was treated equally?

What I have a problem with is someone actually believing it's wrong for secular colleges to discriminate against religious students, but it's alright for religious (even nominally religious) colleges to discriminate against nonreligious students.

Sun, 06 Nov 2011 13:23:26 UTC | #887842