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A college in southern California is now investigating the case of a student who says she was given an F for mentioning "God" against the expressed wishes of her atheist instructor.
"Her paper was not one written 'about God' per se. Nor was her paper inherently and necessarily religious. And, in keeping with the requirements of the assignment, it was assiduously supported with citations to authority and written objectively. Consequently, even if, in a country in which academic and constitutional freedoms are so highly prized, it could be constitutional to impose a topical ban on papers about big 'G' gods, it was sophomoric error to read Mrs. Hauf's research paper as falling within the prohibited zone."
So, I have to take a science test, and it asks me "How does Centrifigul Force work." According to you I can answer "god did it" and not be failed? What? Hell, next year senoir year, gonna be so easy!
Bethany Hauf, a freshman at Victor Valley Community College near San Bernadino, wrote the G-word 41 times in a paper titled "In God We Trust," examining the role of religion in government.
"You were suppose to write a 5-10 page essay with blah blah blah, etc etc etc."
Originally posted by Jestaman
What? The teachers says not to answer things with "god did it", a kid did, he was wrong, and so she failed him.
Bethany Hauf, 34, a freshman at Victor Valley Community College near San Bernadino... a mother of four from Apple Valley, Calif.
...adjunct English instructor Michael Shefchik.
Originally posted by Jestaman
"What is radical of -3 divided by the absolute value of -6.2 over 4 times the recipricol of 0." God did it(no clue)
"In what year did the American Civil War end?" God did it.(1865)
"In what chapter did Sam admit to not being alone in the bombing?" God did it.(second to last)
"The atomic weight of oxygen is what?" God did it.(I think it's 8)
Originally posted by websurfer
Everyone here is missing the point. The bottom line is she couldn't follow or didn't want to follow simple instructions. If the assignment specifically mentions omitting a god view, then she deserved that F. Otherwise she may have a case, but highly unlikely as it was motioned to her verbally to omit a god view.
The prof probably didn't want to read biased opinions about what some students thought about god and straying from the assignment objectives.
Objectives of the assignment were not met. 100 pages of BS warrants an F.
Originally posted by zerotime
In case you guys haven't figured it out Jestaman appears to be trolling.
Hauf notified the instructor that her topic for the research paper would be “Religion and Its Place within the Government.” In an email to Hauf, Shefchik, a self-described atheist, said the topic was within the bounds of the assignment. However, he put one troubling condition on Hauf’s paper: “I have one limiting factor,” wrote Shefchik, “no mention of the big “G” gods, i.e., one, true god argumentation.” Hauf’s paper included a thoughtful and historical look at the role that God and religion have played in the formation of our country and government. After presenting a draft of the paper to Shefchik, as required by course requirements, Hauf was told that because she had written off topic about God, at best, she would be graded 69 out of a possible 100 points. Shefchik told Hauf that among the reasons for the low grade was that references to “God” could be offensive. After presenting her paper on Friday, Shefchik handed out the final grade on Monday and gave Hauf a score of 49 out of a possible 100 points for the research paper.
"I have one limiting factor – no mention of big 'G' gods, i.e., one, true god argumentation," Shefchik stated.
Still 10 pages of BS. She strayed from the assignment objectives. She has to learn to respect the teacher, otherwise WTF is she doing in college.