29 March 2010

Ignorance. Plain ignorance.

Members of the Muslim Students Association at our local Trinity University want the words "Our Lord" taken off the official diplomas issued by the university.  You can read the story here.

Trinity was founded in 1869 and has its roots in the Presbyterian Church.  No longer a religious institution in any real sense, nonetheless it maintains many elements which serve as links to its foundation.  Apparently these Muslim students were shocked! shocked! to have an overt reference to Christ on their diplomas, because (as one student said), “A diploma is a very personal item, and people want to proudly display it in their offices and homes.  By having the phrase ‘In the Year of Our Lord,' it is directly referencing Jesus Christ, and not everyone believes in Jesus Christ.”

Whoa!  Let's back up a minute here.  When they applied to be enrolled at this institution, didn't they get at least a tiny hint when they looked at the name of the place?  I mean, I don't think I'd apply to someplace called Allah University, or Koran College, and then be surprised that Mohammed might get a mention or two.

I can't wait to see the faces on these kids when someone tells them what "Trinity" means!