Eastern Carolina University Ban on God Isn’t What You Think

A professor at Eastern Carolina University (ECU) recently made national news by asking his students not to thank God in personal statements to be read at graduation. Eli Hvastkovs, an assistant professor of chemistry at ECU, instructed his students to prepare a 35-word personal statement to be read at the departmental graduation ceremony. He said the statement should detail future plans or thank someone who was influential in the student’s education.… [Read more]

Saudi Arabia Banning English and Gregorian Calendar?

Last month, a four-year-old boy in Saudi Arabia made news by shooting his father to death with the man’s pistol. Reading the news online, one must have felt the father was thoughtless to put a loaded gun on the table and start changing his shirt while his young son was around. In fact, the question should have been: what exactly was the father doing with a gun to get to shopping in a so-called peaceful country when his child was accompanying him?… [Read more]