Anglican Samizdat

March 29, 2010

A Muslim student doesn’t want ‘in the year of our Lord’ on his diploma

Filed under: Christianity,Islam — David @ 8:23 pm
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And he has convinced a cadre of mindless dupes to go along with him:

A group of students at Trinity University is lobbying trustees to drop a reference to “Our Lord” on their diplomas, arguing it does not respect the diversity of religions on campus.

“A diploma is a very personal item, and people want to proudly display it in their offices and homes,” said Sidra Qureshi, president of Trinity Diversity Connection. “By having the phrase ‘In the Year of Our Lord,’ it is directly referencing Jesus Christ, and not everyone believes in Jesus Christ.”

Qureshi, who is Muslim, has led the charge to tweak the wording, winning support from student government and a campus commencement committee. Trustees are expected to consider the students’ request at a May board meeting.

Other students and President Dennis Ahlburg have defended the wording, arguing that references to the school’s Presbyterian roots are appropriate and unobtrusive.

Founded by Presbyterians in 1869, Trinity has been governed by an independent board of trustees since 1969 but maintains a “covenant relationship” with the church.

“Any cultural reference, even if it is religious, our first instinct should not be to remove it, but to accept it and tolerate it,” said Brendan McNamara, president of the College Republicans.

McNamara pointed out that Trinity displays other signs of its Christian heritage, including a chapel on campus, a chaplain, Christmas vespers and a Bible etching on the Trinity seal.

Why, I wonder, did a Muslim student attend a college with such overt Christian symbolism in evidence if he is too fastidious to have “in the year of our Lord” on his diploma?

This could not possibly be an attempt to subvert Christianity in the interests of promoting Islam could it? Surely not.

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3 Comments

  1. This muslim activist is so offended by “The Year of Our Lord” on his diploma. Surely he should have know about this before he enrolled! I have to wonder, is he also offended by the name of the University that he chose to enrol in, “Trinity University”?

    Someone should point out to this jerk that he can apply to have his accademic credits transferred to another university and than work towards graduating from that other university.

    Comment by AMPisAnglican — March 30, 2010 @ 8:12 am

  2. One in Israel no doubt.

    Comment by obituary — March 30, 2010 @ 11:15 am

  3. “Why, I wonder, did a Muslim student attend a college with such overt Christian symbolism in evidence if he is too fastidious to have “in the year of our Lord” on his diploma?”

    This. Absolutely. And I agree with AMPisAnglican above. What did they think the “Trinity” meant?

    Comment by Doulos — March 30, 2010 @ 1:44 pm


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