Thursday, April 2, 2015

Lecture Notes From My CINO College Alma Mater

Two things happened today:
1) I received the enrollment agreement to JP Catholic (where I'll be working towards my Biblical Theology MA) and
2) I found (without looking for them) notes from my CINO college alma mater. 

These aren't all the notes I took but I remember that I put these aside in case I ever needed them as proof of what was (and most likely still is) taught at my alma mater. After sharing some of them on Twitter, I was encouraged to make a blog post with more "gems" from this *lovely* school. 

I'm going to warn you, some of them may have you seeing red. It definitely made me upset all over again, and I graduated a couple of years ago. Again, these aren't all the notes but some of these were amongst the most offensive.

Direct quotes from lectures and handouts from my CINO college alma mater:
- "Jesus was prejudice."
- "Jesus was adopted by God."
- Gospels show hostility towards Jews.
- "Gay writers: Jesus was a gay man on basis of relationship with 'beloved disciple' of John's gospel." 
- "Heterosexuality is a sin."
- "Don't believe Bible is absolute." (from video shown in class)
- "Religion is the new slave master." (from video shown in class)
- "Our Lady comes from a goddess." (from video shown in class)
- "You don't need to know more; your body is the original text." (from video shown in class)
- "Notion of virginity is culturally constructed and not from God."
- "At various times of your life you fluctuate between hetero- and homosexuality."
- "We're not sure about how Jesus came to be."
- "Jesus had brothers and sisters, not cousins."
- "Virgin Mary didn't remain a virgin."
- "Hell may not exist."
- Nun prof.: "(I'm) smarter than (the) priests and they know it."
- "Our Lady of Guadalupe was an Indian goddess that the Catholic Church adapted to convert." (documentary video shown in class.)
- "Christianity is a religion of domination."
- "Bible is oppressive."
- Nun. prof.: "(I don't) agree 100% with the Catholic Church and no one should."
- "(Pope Benedict XVI is) a rat with big red shoes."
- "It's the Holy Spirit that riles anger in us."
- "God's going to get you in your curiosity."
- (Paraphrased) "We're apathetic lemmings who don't know how to take care of ourselves."
- "Church is patriarchal, sexist, homophobic, hypocritical."
- Nun prof.: "I'm sick and tired of this Son of God cr*p."
- "People paid attention to Jesus because he was male."
- "Story of Genesis is false; there was no Adam or Eve."
- "Church is oppressive/oppressor."
- "White magic is good; black magic is bad."
- "Santeria is compatible with Christianity."
- "Sin of Sodom was lack of hospitality."
- Prof.: "God is a child abuser." (In my notes I wrote "forgive her, Lord.")

Who is as nauseated as I am? I have a list of more quotes that I don't have time to access right now but would if necessary (i.e. if Abp. Gomez were to need them as proof.)

This was not posted to get you all riled up. Those of you who have been reading the blog for years know just how bad it was for me when I was attending my alma mater; how many tears were shed, how many dirty looks I endured, how many assignments were marked down, etc. I share these things so that others won't make the same mistake that I made.

If you have children considering going to a Catholic college/university, please make sure that they're going to an orthodox school. If you yourself are considering it, please do your research. I made the mistake of not really looking into the school and by the time I found out what was taught, it was too late. If you want to read the blog post I wrote when I was in my first semester at the CINO College, you can find it here; the follow-up post (explaining why I attended the CINO college and why I stayed) is found here.

I don't think it's a coincidence that I found these notes the same day that I received the enrollment agreement from JP Catholic... and on the 10th anniversary of Pope St. John Paul II's death. If anything, finding these notes just reaffirmed my want/need to better educate myself so that I can help others better understand the Church... and fight what is being taught at "Catholic" schools.

Anyway, this is all I wanted to share for now. I need to go get ready for the start of Mass. :D

I hope y'all have a fruitful rest of Holy Week... and a friendly reminder that praying Rosary and focusing on the fifth Luminous mystery tonight would not hurt. ;)

As always, thanks for reading and God bless! :D


Knuckles McMason said...

I don't have enough face palms... The faith would have been better represented at a baptist college.

Emmy Cecilia said...

T - yep. One of my fellow classmates ended up going to a Christian college because it was more orthodox than our alma mater.