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I attended a public university studying chemistry and biology. The faculty, even in science never made comments about faith, let alone mock God. I would be interested to hear others' experiences with this.

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I've had a mixed experience with this. Most anti faith sentiment is more under wraps and subtle than blatant stuff. I have not found it to be friendly to faith but perhaps not as overtly hostile to it that some may imagine.



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Wolf, my college experiences were in the 1960's and in central Oklahoma.....   at least at that time period nothing like that would have been tolerated by almost all the population.



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I attended a public university studying chemistry and biology. The faculty, even in science never made comments about faith, let alone mock God. I would be interested to hear others' experiences with this.

 

I've had two science professors talk about God in class. One was an astronomer and it was directed at a student who said something along the lines of 'all scientists were godless', and she made it very clear that she was a believer and a scientist. I think she did the right thing saying that science and faith were compatible, especially since it wasn't part of her lecture but answering a comment that a student made in class. The other professor who explicitly talked about God in class was a biology professor during an evolution lecture, and sadly I cannot condone what she said. She was a believer, but essentially said in lecture that evolution shouldn't worry believers because science hasn't figured out where the big bang came from - which I saw it as an egregious violation of logic in the form of the god of the gaps fallacy. 

 

Other than that I took religion 101, the professor said he was a Christian but the class was very respectful towards all faiths. 



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I attended a public university studying chemistry and biology. The faculty, even in science never made comments about faith, let alone mock God. I would be interested to hear others' experiences with this.

 

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Historical Geology (The Present Is The Key To The Past)

 

He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. Ecclesiastes 3:11

 

Is Mockery

 

And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. Genesis 7:23

 

Of Both Empirical Science And God

 

For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 2 Peter 3:5-6

 

Not Even To Mention The Everlasting Shame Of TOS

 

Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

 

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

 

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, Romans 1:18-22

 

It's Enough To Make An Honest Jesuit Blush



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I think in general, it would be considered unprofessional for a lecturer to mock the possible beliefs of their students.

 

During my science degree (3.5 years) I can only recall 3 occasions where this standard was "stretched".

 

1. A Biological Systems lecturer made a Strawman argument against creationists concluding with the statement; "this is why the creationists are wrong - yet again".

 

2. A Botany Professor of mine once stated in a lecture regarding creationism, "you can believe this way if that's your inclination - but don't try to become a biologist".

 

3. In a tutorial discussion over the ethics of contraversial issues including cloning and stem cell research, a molecular genetics course convenor said to the class that religious people should keep their views out of science.

 

 

There was a lot more religious mocking from the students - especially directed against creationists. I once suggested the logical possibility of supernatural sources of knowledge - eliciting the response; "you are doing a science degree for godsake".






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