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Old 11-10-2014, 10:46 AM
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did explorer claim to be a former Bear or something? i didn't notice..
No, I was referring to you.
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:54 AM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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No, I was referring to you.
Lmao, I figured that. What are you so embarrassed and skeptical about?
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:00 AM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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As a current student enrolled at Baylor I am completely embarrassed, and hold much skepticism, for those here who claim to be a former Bear.
So you're saying this guys ridiculous claims are 100% accurate??

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This is an old thread so I have no clue why it has been resurrected. The problem at Baylor and in Waco is not faith. The problem is fake faith and hypocrisy. Although there are some outstanding people and organizations in Waco, the problem is that in Waco and especially anyone connected with Baylor, having religion is a status symbol.

This means that there's an incredible amount of superficial faith and faith speak. The shallowness will astound you.
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I stated both Baylor and Waco but perhaps Baylor didn't emphasize reading comprehension (good natured humor, no malice intended ).

Now you are making me laugh. So you want to talk Baylor students or Baylor as an institution? Let's start with students.

You must be kidding me if you want to imply Baylor students are not motivated to hold themselves out as being religious. I've had more than one person recount stories of Baylor students dressing up for Sunday lunch in the dorms so that people thought they had been to church. And the Waco churches are filled with Baylor students. Whether their Sunday behavior lines up with their Saturday night behavior is a different question. For some, their lives are very consistent but you are dreaming if you don't think there are incentives for students to conform to a certain image.
???

(Btw, explorer, of course Waco churches are filled with Baylor students on Sunday's.. It's the LARGEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD. There is not a worship service on campus large enough for all of the students who wish to attend.)
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:03 AM
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If I need to explain, then it would be hard for you to understand.

Did you ever take a two-thousand level English course?
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:15 AM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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If I need to explain, then it would be hard for you to understand.

Did you ever take a two-thousand level English course?
Oh, right. I had Professor Crews for English.
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:20 AM
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Well then, Professor Crews and I would appreciate it if you would apply what you learned in your English course to your sentence composition. A person who properly composes sentences free from grammatical error is much more believable than one who composes poorly-written sentences.
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Old 11-10-2014, 11:57 AM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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Well then, Professor Crews and I would appreciate it if you would apply what you learned in your English course to your sentence composition. A person who properly composes sentences free from grammatical error is much more believable than one who composes poorly-written sentences.
Forgive me.. I thought this was an internet forum, not a doctoral dissertation.
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Old 11-10-2014, 01:01 PM
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Forgive me.. I thought this was an internet forum, not a doctoral dissertation.
What about contributing to an online forum necessitates the need to suspend proper grammar?
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:25 AM
 
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So you're saying this guys ridiculous claims are 100% accurate??





???

(Btw, explorer, of course Waco churches are filled with Baylor students on Sunday's.. It's the LARGEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY IN THE WORLD. There is not a worship service on campus large enough for all of the students who wish to attend.)
Your comment is entirely consistent with my point. My assertion was that there is a high degree of religious superficiality in Waco. My explanation for this lies in the fact that (in Waco and especially among those affiliated with Baylor) there is a status effect associated with church attendance and creating an appearance of religiosity.

I'm not questioning church attendance, faith or belief. It's the widespread superficiality and hypocrisy that concerns me.
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Lake George, CO
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Explorer- I think you will find that everywhere unfortunately and that it is not a problem necessarily with Baylor. I went to Christian school almost my entire life and was forced to go to church when I was younger. I was always considered the "bad kid" because I listened to rock music and I was an adrenaline junkie. The parents that thought I was the bad influence did not know that their kids were drinking, doing drugs, and sleeping around with various people.... when all I was doing was being a kid. Hypocrisy is everywhere you look. There will be some real people at Baylor who are true to their word, and then you will have the hyprocrites who talk so much talk, but will not walk any of the walk. Sad, but true.
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