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Solution, if you don’t like traditions, don’t attend institutions which have them.

A group of students at Trinity University is lobbying trustees to drop a reference to "Our Lord" on their diplomas, arguing it does not respect the diversity of religions on campus.

"A diploma is a very personal item, and people want to proudly display it in their offices and homes," said Sidra Qureshi, president of Trinity Diversity Connection. "By having the phrase ‘In the Year of Our Lord,’ it is directly referencing Jesus Christ, and not everyone believes in Jesus Christ."

Qureshi, who is Muslim, has led the charge to tweak the wording

Diversity is so wonderful we must abolish it. Especially the non Islamic bits.

Update:    Thing is, if “The Year of Our Lord” is so unacceptable what is he doing attending a university named for a concept as repugnant to Islamic sensibilities as The Trinity?


  1. RAB says:

    Just another Islamist try on. Another turn of the screw to ratchet up the friction and conflict.
    Stange sort of Muslim though, isn’t he? One who doesn’t believe in Jesus Christ I mean. last time I looked Jesus was revered as a major Prophet by Islam, People of the Book and all that.
    And I wonder what he puts on his cheques. Does he write 2010 or does he write 1440? because if the latter he is unlikely to get them cashed is he?

  2. JuliaM says:

    I’d say that I fully expect the trustees to tell him to go poke it….but these days, you can never tell what they’ll do…

  3. Nick M says:

    Even stranger sort of Muslim who would want to go to a Christian college?

    Actually I think Islam is just the vehicle here. It sounds like the usual SU politicing. The LGBT do it, the feminists do it, the commies do it, the greens do it – educated fleas the lot of them! It’s kidergarten politics to prepare them for the real thing (which is primary school politics) and of course network them into the system.

    To0 the professional political classes the last thing a universirty is about is learning stuff and having fun.

  4. El Draque says:

    They could use the abbreviation C.E. and tell everyone it means “Common Era” but – nudge – nudge – we all really know what it’s commemorating, don’t we?
    Jews of course could write 5680 or whatever it is on their cheques and really delay payment.

  5. NickM says:

    Asa practising Mayan we got the long count and with inflation the way it is…

  6. Plamus says:

    Nick, for what it’s worth, Sidra Qureshi appears to be a “she” – see the picture near the bottom, which appears to be a snapshot from this video, where you can hear her purr about diversity.

    I am not even going to comment… oh, hell, why not… on the idea of people wanting to display very personal items in their offices. “Here’s my diploma… here’s a pair of underwear…” But “personal” is such a nice buzzword for little community-minded (bleep)s like her, how could she refrain…

  7. TDK says:

    “Thing is, if “The Year of Our Lord” is so unacceptable what is he doing attending a university named for a concept as repugnant to Islamic sensibilities as The Trinity?”

    Don’t give him ideas!

  8. NickM says:

    Actually Plamus.

    A diploma isn’t a personal thing if displayed in an office. If a lawyer sticks up his certificate in his office it is there to reassure the client that he isn’t Lionel Hutz. It’s a professional tool. She ain’t got a leg to stand on.

  9. Plamus says:

    Nick, that’s what I was trying to say, but I guess I overdid the snark. Diploma – personal? What kind of BS is that? You receive one along with hundreds of others, publicly, and you send copies of it to potential employers. It’s pretty damn close to the opposite of private.

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