…someone (guess who?) will feel persecuted:
…. One student objected that I was singling out Christianity. Another objected to what I was implying about the religion. I’m not sure I even used the word “Christian” in my description of the above examples, but I certainly wouldn’t argue it. But I found it fascinating that connecting Islam with 9/11 was acceptable, but for certain students (both born-agains), the idea of connecting Christianity with bad behavior was unacceptable. I also found it interesting that despite accusations of insulting Christianity, I never made a value judgment. I stated what certain people had done and presented evidence pertaining to the factualness of their claims. If a listener comes to the conclusion that these people were behaving badly, that would be their judgment, not mine.
…and it is hard to teach a person who does not live in a world of facts and reality:
He’s a continuing source of frustration because he cannot objectify anything. He turns every writing assignment into a propaganda and/or evangelizing piece (including random Bible quotes) at the expense of the actual assignment. I’m always super-defensive about being able to justify every single point I take away from him so that he can’t cry religious persecution.