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Old 04-13-2019, 08:30 PM
 
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Wheeling Jesuit losing their Jesuit affiliation
Good. A university should be peddling facts & science anyway, not religion.
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Old 04-14-2019, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Good. A university should be peddling facts & science anyway, not religion.
Catholic schools from Kindergarten through Ph.D offer a full science and math education. The Vatican has a science academy that includes some of the world's premier thinkers.

Don't confuse us, or our institutions, with those Christian denominations that find faith and science incompatible.

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Old 04-14-2019, 11:13 PM
 
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Catholic schools from Kindergarten through Ph.D offer a full science and math education. The Vatican has a science academy that includes some of the world's premier thinkers.

Don't confuse us, or our institutions, with those Christian denominations that find faith and science incompatible.
I agree. While Christians in general place a high value on education, no group has done more for higher education overall than Catholics, and even more than the public schools these days, they promote debate and dialog without the left wing propaganda being shoved down people's throats at ever turn. They also promote community involvement and patriotism, and are not prone to the whims of social reactionaries. Catholic schools are open to ideas from non Catholics too. I have every respect for Catholic education. It is a shame what is happening at Wheeling Jesuit.
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:02 PM
 
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they promote debate and dialog without the left wing propaganda being shoved down people's throats at ever turn
LOL. What they promote is shoving the right wing propaganda down people's throats at every turn.

Anyway...
I'm not going to debate further on this, I'm sure there's a religion forum somewhere on this site for that.
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Old 04-15-2019, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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LOL. What they promote is shoving the right wing propaganda down people's throats at every turn.

Anyway...
I'm not going to debate further on this, I'm sure there's a religion forum somewhere on this site for that.
No, you started it by taking a pot shot, I have every right to call out your misinformation.

I went to Catholic school K-12. My kids go to Catholic school. I am a 4th generation graduate of Catholic education. My family are all college educated, some have gone into the sciences specifically. Many are Democrats and liberals. My CATHOLIC school participates in science and math events with public and other private schools. We win many of them too. We are a college prep school with a nearly 100% college attendance rate for graduating seniors.

Stop peddling cheap stereotypes and ignorance.
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Old 04-15-2019, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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I agree with the above posters - A Catholic education does not imply having right wing propaganda shoved down your throat. I admit there are some extremist churches but from my Catholic upbringing (and I admit- I don't go to Mass on a weekly or even sometimes monthly basis) - I found the church to be welcoming of different views and opinions on various life topics. There is always going to be a lot of open dialogue on many of the issues people solely accuse the church of being 'behind the times' on- the same 'tolerant' people who accuse the church of being repressive by not agreeing with their beliefs would never hesitate to bash religion solely because it doesn't align with their views. Perhaps it was my local parish in Charleston or the one I periodically attend here in Arlington, Va but I never saw then nor do I see now people peddling right wing propaganda. Not that it really matters but I am also a proud Democrat.

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Old 04-16-2019, 07:22 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Some say nothing is certain but death and taxes. However, I'm quite certain that this is neither the Politics forum or the Religion forum.
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:25 AM
 
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LOL. What they promote is shoving the right wing propaganda down people's throats at every turn.

Anyway...
I'm not going to debate further on this, I'm sure there's a religion forum somewhere on this site for that.
Although personally I did not attend Catholic schools (well, I did take a couple graduate courses from Marist College), I have found that to not be the case at all. I have several families involved in one way or another with Catholic education and have found their approach to be very open minded and aside from abortion issues, they don't take political positions. They are as rigorous in science and math as any other system, and they typically have better control over student behavior. Catholic education is absolutely a viable alternative for students from any religion.
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