A Christian university--Trinity University--in Texas is being asked by students to remove "In the year of our Lord" from their diplomas.
Let's see... what part of Christian University is not understood? What part of Christian leaves out Jesus?
Naturally it would be a Muslim student who considers it right and proper to even ask that the words be removed from the diploma all because "not every one believes in Jesus". I'm thinking that this person isn't Christian. So what possessed him (or her, I'm not sure what gender) to go to the university in the first place?
The school's student government association and a commencement committee already has thrown their support behind the proposal.
I must wonder if any of those students have ever read 2 Tim 1:8 Then do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me, His prisoner. But suffer hardship with the gospel, according to the power of God...
Or did they ever read 2 Tim 1:12 For which cause I also suffer these things. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that He is able to guard my deposit until that Day.
They want to "proudly display (their) diploma", which is a virtual admission that if the words "year of our Lord" are on it, they won't be proud to display it. How incredibly sad.
It leads me to question the intelligence of the student, the student government association and the commencement committee. I understand there are some reasons a non-believer would go to a Christian school. Perhaps, it has the best reputation for certain curricula, but if one goes to Rome, one does not ask the Emperor to change clothes.
Asking an institution to change what is close to the heart of more than one hundred years of Christian identity just because "we want to be proud to display our diploma and not everyone believes in Jesus" is beyond the pale of indignity; it is down right blushing.