Thursday, September 07, 2006

Bring Him Back For Graduation?

If you were responsible for bringing in a speaker to talk about "Ethics of Tolerance in the Age of Violence," who would you pick? Some names from the past come to mind - Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr. And of course, the ultimate would be Christ Himself.

The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University is having someone come in to speak on this topic to mark the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. So who did they pick? Former Iran president
Mohammed Khatemi. Evidently Saddam Hussein was not available, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had a previous engagement.

Seriously, we're going to turn to a charter member of the "Axis of Evil" to teach us about ethics & tolerance? The New York Sun has a good editorial lambasting Harvard for their choice of speakers.


Zach Kapfer said...

I am not thrilled about this at all. Harvard is showing tolerance to the Muslim communities by having a former Muslim leader speak about tolerance. It is almost a way of saying love your enemy. But could there have been a different way of showing tolerance or love to someone who has expressed the views and desires of your enemy. By having him speak about tolerance, it is saying that we approve of what he believes in, and we will show future support to his beliefs.

I believe Harvard failed us and everything our government has been working towards for the past five years. As a college that may be considered a top school or an organization of leaders, Harvard should follow Titus 1:9; “He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.” I know Harvard is not a Christian organization, but their “sound doctrine” should at least discourage terrorist and those who support terrorist groups.

Noah Braymen said...

Yeah...did you know that the Episcopal owned Church the "National Cathedral" asked him to speak there too??

Pretty disgusting considering he has persecuted numerous Christians under his rule!

I think the entire world is (1) laughing at us, (2) not getting a clear communication of the gospel!