Photo of Greek Ruins by Phault
Once a great civilization, the Greek legacy now lay in ruins.
If the foundations are destroyed,
What can the righteous do?” – Psalm 11:3
“Welcome class of 2014!”
That’s how this video ends.
I attended a Lutheran college. Thankfully, the college I attended was a different denomination of Lutheranity than the one featured here.
I think, besides unborn children in the womb, college students are the most vulnerable humans in American society today. My reasons are too many to list.
My first experience in college dorm life happened as one of the older students in an all-male dorm. I had transferred in after graduating from a two-year college. It was a Christian college. Honestly, at times I thought someone had opened the door of the barn and let the wild horses loose.
Here is a blog post from a student attending a college with Christian terms attached to it. The video at the end is so sad. However, it helps to answer some of the questions as to why we are seeing so many problems among young adults today.
The college is named after a king of Sweden in the early 17th century. Some have called him “the father of modern warfare.” How ironic.
The link includes the following information and the video. Sit down while watching.
Ruins of an ancient Roman City/Photo by Bogna
By Phil Cleary, on Sep 15, 2010
Phil Cleary is a member of Gusties for Restoring America at Gustavus Adolphus College.
Before classes even start at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN, freshmen students are exposed to a series of orientation and thought reform activities to help them become more acquainted with the “college life.”
While most all colleges have activities and events designed to help students get to know each other and the school they will be studying at for the next four years, what many students, parents, and alumni probably don’t know is the type of activities to which students are actually exposed.
If they did, they might be surprised.
As a freshman student at Gustavus Adolphus College, I recalled numerous students, including me, who were petrified by the extent to which freshmen orientation was actually more like a series of thought reform experiences in which the boundaries of acceptable discourse on campus were shifted in favor of left-wing ideas, values, and culture.
That is why I’ve gone through the trouble of producing the video below.
Featured today are a few clips from the “Inside Scoop,” an hour-long event during orientation that makes it on the “mandatory” schedule for incoming Gustavus students.
It contains a series of clips featuring sexually suggestive theatrics explaining to incoming students such things as: where to get free condoms on campus; how to signal to your roommate that you are busy having sex (so he waits until later to come in); and how to tell your roommate you’re gay (as well as the appropriate response you are to take when receiving such information).
Caution: Video contains scenes and language not suitable for all audiences.
Freshman Orientation at the Lutheran Gustavus Adolphus College (ELCA)
Selinunte Greek Ruins by Greg Robbins
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors in those first few days or even hours after you drop your son or daughter off for their first year of College?
At many college’s and universities, the thought reform and attitude adjusting starts early — before ever entering the classroom. These activities are something that can easily be caught on tape and shared with the public.
Below is the “inside look” at how incoming students of Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN are introduced to college life.
This second thought-reform seminar (different from the first, which I shared with you earlier this week) introduces students to all the basic canons of western thought that are crucial to a liberal arts education:
- Understanding “LGPBBTTQ&A”
- How to discern the difference between your “sex” and your “gender”
- A call to censor the content of speech after screaming cuss words at students in the dark
Helpful to keep in mind while watching is that this college presents its mission as tied to the fact that it is a college of the church: It is a “private residential liberal arts college firmly rooted in its Swedish and Lutheran heritage.”
Caution: Video contains explicit content not suitable for all audiences.
Freshman Orientation at Gustavus Infiltrated by Student with Video Camera.
The copyright to the photo you are using belongs to me and you are using it illegally (photo originally appeared http://shiftingpixel.com/2007/04/12/gustavus-adolphus-of-sweden/). You must either remove the photo from your website or follow the terms of the license it has been released under (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ and http://shiftingpixel.com/attribution-requirements/).
I also ask that you please be more considerate of people’s intellectual property. After a short cruise around your website it appears that you are using many other images illegally and irresponsibly. I could not find a single photo credit. This is theft which is morally and ethically wrong.
The photos that I haven’t taken myself or weren’t taken by friends have mostly come from Bing images.
Somehow your copyrighted photo got on Bing with no notification that it could not be used. There are photos that have such notices and I don’t use those photos.
It’s a nice photo.
I am removing it from my post.
I disagree that I have been irresponsible.
What is the purpose for Bing images?
Because of your complaint, and because I don’t want to do anything morally and ethically wrong, pictures I use in the future will be taken from Yahoo under a filter called “creator allows reuse.”
The photos that show up under the filter called “creator allows reuse” do not necessarily mean that the creator allows reuse without credit. In Yahoo there is an asterisk next to “creator allows reuse” that says “with restrictions” and links to similar material that I linked for you in my original comment. http://creativecommons.org/about/licenses
Here is some more information about the Creative Commons license: http://creativecommons.org/about/what-is-cc Read it and watch the videos.
In fact, many of my photos will show up in that Yahoo search (including the one you used), but they are all released under the same creative commons license that I linked above. This license does allow reuse as long as you follow the terms of the license as I specified above.
Taking whatever images you feel like from an image search engine–simply because there wasn’t a notice that said it is wrong–is similar to taking things out of a store because there wasn’t a sign that said “no stealing.” Or downloading the latest Michael W. Smith album without paying for it–that probably shows up in Bing as well. Would you use Bing to find a blog post and then copy and paste it in its entirety without giving any credit? That’s stealing too. And, it is irresponsible of you to not take the time to understand this before you start taking people’s work.
The truth is, this is simply how search engines work. They help you find content that you are looking for. It is up to you to decide what to do with it.
Admittedly, I only checked the first site you sent in your first comment. I did check the internet for information about the legality of the issue and never found the creativecommon info. Going back to Yahoo, I noticed the asterisk you mentioned. I followed the link to the cc information and I think I understand what I’m allowed to use now.
I’ve never intentionally stolen anything as I do believe that stealing is wrong.
Thank you for the education and the information.