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Tue Feb 18, 2020, 01:59 PM

Baylor Students Furious After Chapel Speaker Offers Prayer to Mother Nature

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/02/16/baylor-students-furious-after-chapel-speaker-offers-prayer-to-mother-nature/

Kaitlin's presentation starts around the 14:08 mark:
Her prayer/poem begins around the 15:40 mark:

https://player.vimeo.com/video/391143575


Baylor Students Furious After Chapel Speaker Offers Prayer to Mother Nature
By Hemant Mehta, February 16, 2020

Baylor University recently invited storyteller and poet Kaitlin Curtice to speak during the religious school’s required Chapel program this past week. She’s a Native American and Christian who frequently speaks about oppression.

But her speech became controversial when she offered a prayer to “Mother Mystery.” She referred to it as a way to honor the land they built upon.

That upset a lot of students who can’t handle any sort of “prayer” that isn’t made directly to their personal God.

“There’s a lot of people really mad. A lot of alumni are pretty mad. I mean, she didn’t pray to God and that’s what’s most offensive,” said Jake Neidert with the Baylor Young Conservatives of Texas.

“She began prayer in the service in the name of Mother Mystery and I looked up, you know, and looked around and there’s 12-hundred freshmen bowing their heads to this thing that’s not God,” Neidert said.

You can see in the video that Curtice even tells students that if they don’t want to think about what she’s saying as a “prayer,” they can just think of it as a poem.

Imagine the arrogance it takes — even at a Christian university — to get angry at someone for showing respect for nature. Even if her wording suggested a reverence for nature, students were still free to pray to whatever God they chose. Not everything has to be about you, even at a Christian prayer service.


"...she didn’t pray to God and that’s what’s most offensive."

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redstatebluegirl Feb 2020 #1
FarPoint Feb 2020 #2
abqtommy Feb 2020 #3
CaptYossarian Feb 2020 #4
Duppers Feb 2020 #5
Act_of_Reparation Feb 2020 #6
NeoGreen Feb 2020 #7

Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 02:05 PM

1. Those damn liberals don't belong in crazy Baylor land.

You know what is odd, some of the most potty mouthed women's basketball fans I have ever encountered were from Baylor when OU was beating up on them with the Paris twins. I had two little old ladies in Baylor garb call me things I had not been called before, even in a bar when I was loaded in college.

Then there is the sex scandal a few years ago that almost go them the death penalty. Good little Bible thumpers aren't they?

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 02:12 PM

2. I'd love to see

University of Dayton Men's and Women's Basketball Teams go up against Baylor during March Madness...whip them good!

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 02:12 PM

3. Baylor students better get a grip and stop thinking that their gawd is hip.

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 03:17 PM

4. 1200 Freshmen bowing their heads

and checking out porn sites on their phones.

Now they can call out Mother Mystery when they climax.

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 09:44 PM

5. 2 words...

Waco, TX

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 10:11 AM

6. Anthropomorphic representations of an Emo Philips routine.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 12:32 PM

7. aka "The Funniest Joke in the World"...

...on a number of different levels.

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