religion and job applications

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by olckicker, Aug 4, 2002.

  1. olckicker

    olckicker Member

    Jan 30, 2001
    A position interested me at this school and I was about to complete the job application until I saw the long section on religion...

    http://www.wheaton.edu/HR/appinst.html

    I guess evolution vs. creation debates aren't encouraged there.
     
  2. tredowski

    tredowski New Member

    Dec 2, 2001
    It says on its front page that they're the home of the Billy Graham Center. What did you expect?
     
  3. olckicker

    olckicker Member

    Jan 30, 2001
    Still...there's no need to be that picky. I also applied to Christianity Today and their application only had one question about religion.
     
  4. Godot22

    Godot22 New Member

    Jul 20, 1999
    Waukegan
    There's every reason to be that picky, if you're attempting to build a college community based on a shared core of values.

    Notwithstanding the fact that (in this case) some of those values have descended directly from Mars, a school whose mission is to train people to spread a very specific gospel is in an excellent position to ask that the people doing the training actually believe what they're teaching.
     
  5. evilcrossbar

    evilcrossbar New Member

    Jan 19, 2002
    I read a newspaper article some time ago that there were applications did include religous questions. Target was one company which supposedly equated a strong belief in Jesus with the fact that the potential employee was less likely to steal.
     
  6. Doctor Stamen

    Doctor Stamen New Member

    Nov 14, 2001
    In a bag with a cat.
    Is this for real ??

    this aplication form is a great piece of abstract art :). What next, would you have to be able to trace your Christian roots back to 1750 ?. Will you go on 'adventure holidays' to the Middle East in order to 'save' lots of people (as well as Jerusalem) ?.
     
  7. dawgpound2

    dawgpound2 Member

    Mar 3, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
    Wheaton is actually considered by some to be a more liberal Christian college. But, just as Harvard wants all who work there to be flaming liberals, schools like Wheaton want those who share their beliefs.
     
  8. Doctor Stamen

    Doctor Stamen New Member

    Nov 14, 2001
    In a bag with a cat.
    Do you mean they don't want Muslims, Atheists etc. because they're 'different'. Obviously neither would go to such a place in practice, but it seems a bit unnerving for me that they can say 'sorry you're not one of us, so you can't come in'. It's a slippery slope, as history has constantly shown.

    A person's religion is more fundamental that their political views (unless they're the most devoted Marxist/Conservative etc.).

    Religious schools are rubbish in my view, as they are just trying to indoctrinate pupils into thinking in a very rigid way, especially it seems in parts of the USA.
     
  9. joseph pakovits

    joseph pakovits New Member

    Apr 29, 1999
    fly-over country
    Compared to what? Bob Jones U.? Does the Aryan Nation have its own school?
     
  10. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We have colleges like that based on color in the US yet them seem to get by just fine and without any controversy. Although a certain university in Lousiana is now facing some troubles, but that's because of irregularities in their accounting.

    Nobody is forced to go to a religious school. Some of our best colleges are Jesuit schools.
     
  11. Kappa18

    Kappa18 New Member

    Aug 9, 2002
    Toronto, Canada
    Club:
    Beitar Jerusalem FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Israel
    I think that, even though they can see you in person, some applicators discrimante you because your name...

    some names you can tell that there from a certain religon..like:

    O'neil - Irish - Catholic
    Makmoud - Arab - Muslim
    Singh - Indian - Sikh
    Prokovich - Russian - Orthadox
    Goldstien - Polish - Jewish

    sooo on....
     
  12. Plastic Paddy

    Plastic Paddy New Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    Hammersmith, London
    Not always the case, which is why generalisations are so dangerous. One classic example of where your thinking falls down is with Captain Terence O'Neill, a Protestant who was a former Unionist Prime Minister of Northern Ireland.

    Because of the inter-marriages that have occurred over the last 300 years in the six counties, many Protestants have names with Irish roots (cf. O'Neill as mentioned above, Ken Maginnis) and many Catholics names with English or Scottish roots (examples of this are the politicians John Hume and Alex Attwood).

    I do take your point about names like Singh and Kaur, which are Sikh religious conferrals dependent on gender. However, we have to be clear where the differences lie...
     
  13. Kappa18

    Kappa18 New Member

    Aug 9, 2002
    Toronto, Canada
    Club:
    Beitar Jerusalem FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Israel
    Don't forget

    Goldstien, Silverman, Weinstien, and Kauffmans..

    Theres all lucrative jewish names ;)
     

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