Loyola honor students whine about class assignment: Reading the Bible

Thursday, April 15, 2021
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Book of GenesisStudents at a well-known Catholic university are complaining over a classroom assignment: They are required to read the Bible as part of an honors course.

The complaints from Loyola University students were shared during a Zoom meeting sponsored by the school’s BIPOC Coalition, campus watchdog The College Fix reported last month.

“I personally did not like reading the Bible whatsoever, in any capacity,” a student identified as Himani Soni tells fellow students at one point. “I absolutely hated it.”

A second student, who says she is Jewish, complains in particular about reading the Book of Genesis because, she says, reading that book is “done from a very Christian perspective.”

The Jewish student, Katherine O’Niell, also makes the odd observation that she does not like the term “Judeo-Christian” because “Judaism is very distinct from Christianity.”

Chicago-based Loyola, founded in 1870 by a Jesuit priest, is one of the country’s largest Catholic universities with approximately 17,200 students spread across six campuses in the U.S.

The Bible-bashing confab was first reported by College Fix assistant editor Matt Lamb. He tells One News Now these are crème de la crème students at Loyola who were complaining about reading the most famous, most influential book ever published.

"They're talking about, well, we need to learn about other cultures and we need to learn about other experiences,” he says.

Lamb says students at any institution of higher learning, especially a religious one, should not be surprised if they are exposed to the influence of Christianity on western civilization.

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