Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Humor Substantiated

Buy the shirt at-cost here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hah! ;-)

Tuesday, July 11, 2006 10:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you people ROCK!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 4:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the UD lawyers so desperate that they have to harrass students, or have they moved so far from the Christian values they give lip service to that they strive to win at any cost?

Thursday, July 13, 2006 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww, come on! I've been one of your biggest supporters from the beginning, but I think we are classier than that. I realize it's an attempt at humor, and I appreciate the sentiment and sadness behind it, but let's grow up. If you knew nothing about this issue and saw someone wearing that t-shirt, would you take him/her seriously? Even knowing about this situation, with few exceptions, my first thought would be that there is an angry, perhaps immature and ill-informed, student with an ax to grind. This is a serious issue. So far, the editors of this site have done a good job at presenting it maturely and credibly. Let's not change that.

Saturday, July 15, 2006 9:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could not more firmly disagree with the post above. I agree that my impression of someone wearing the shirt is that they are angry and have an ax to grind. Guess what? In the seminary we have an ax to grind.

Sunday, July 16, 2006 9:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In response to the post above:

You are right that there is a serious issue at stake here, but hopefully not an ax to grind. (The expression means "an ulterior, often selfish, underlying purpose." www.m-w.com) I think the point made on 7/15 is that since this is a serious issue, making a joke out of it doesn't further the cause of this forum. I don't see it as a witty critique, as I believe it was meant to be. I think the t-shirt is tacky and serves to legitimate rumors that the people who are passionate about this issue are ill-informed and hot-headed. I know that is not the case, so I am concerned about projecting that image. This is serious. Let's treat it seriously. So far, the editors and commenters of this forum have done a good job of that. Let's not get too full of ourselves and blow our credibility.

Sunday, July 16, 2006 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the post above:

One of the best ways to point out the foolishness a situation is to use satire. This is especially true for the humor of the young. Note how popular the Dayly Show and Steven Cobair are.

In this case the people are trying to use irony (the expression means the use of extreme or excessive versions of the truth to point out the weakness of the point being made) to point out the crazy witch-hunt (that expression means to engage in a search for a real or imagined evil during which innocent and guilty alike are accused and interogated...often with excessive force).

In this case, the bloggers are responding to a crazy tendancy of the university to search and accuse everyone event remotely involved with somehow not being loyal.....

After having the university lawyer read the faculty email, the lawyer is going to start supervising the faculty members.

After reading communications between a seminary student and his teachers, the seminary student is expected to go out and be trusted to serve a congregation.

After out university ethics officer doesn't send a campus-wide email stating an ethical interpretation of this. I guess there are no ethical issues involved.

Yes, this is a good situation for the young to mock with satire. The shirt is the tool the young use to mock things like this.

Relax, very few (that expression means a low count or not many) students will buy these shirts. They are handling their dislike of UD by simply not paying attention and having nothing to do with the school. Moral amoung the students, faculty and admenistrators could not get worse but it is handled by exiting.


Monday, July 17, 2006 7:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that Bob Reid?

Saturday, August 19, 2006 4:13:00 PM  

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