Monday, September 26, 2005

Girls (or lack thereof) on Campus

HA HA... This goes with my last post. My brother describes the situation on our campuses (mostly male students) best when he writes:

"I thought I saw a female the other day on Georgia Tech's campus (a very rare occurence), but it was probably an optical illusion, like a mirage or something. still, I told all of my friends, and we sounded the alarms, they're probably still searching the campus. Right now, I'm relying on God taking one of my ribs and creating a woman for me...cause that'd probably be easier for Him than finding a girl on georgia tech's campus."
- See Comment posting (by Jeff) on this blog, article "Attn: Young Singles"

Yes, Jeff, it's a strange dilemma indeed. As the old saying goes, "Nice guys always finish last." But the bottom line is that they finish in God's time (see Matthew 19:30). The picture is not seminary guys, it's Navy guys.

22 Comments:

Blogger Donna said...

Including myself, there are three females in my Introduction to Christian Philosophy class: Jen, myself, and another older woman named Dara. THREE. I had never experienced this on campus before this semester... I have taken mostly counseling classes, where the girls tend to be the majority. I guess you're in the wrong program, Jonathan. :)

Just so you know, it can be very intimidating to be in a class of guys when you are the extreme minortiy.. for me, there is added pressure when you speak up because EVERYONE notices when a girl says something, at least it seems that way. I remember in my Hebrew class last year - Dr. Fentress (who I had as a professor before) kept calling on me, and I was so nervous to speak up. However, it did help me get over my insecurities and just see myself as just another student. Encourage your female classmates to speak up! They may need the nudging. :)

Mon Sep 26, 01:12:00 PM  
Blogger Scooter said...

Maybe all the girls just look like men.

Mon Sep 26, 01:41:00 PM  
Blogger Scooter said...

Of course, you have to consider the type of degree program you're in: a Masters of Divinity at a Southern Baptist school. Southern Baptists have a history of discouraging women in the "upper levels" of the ministry (i.e. preachers, deacons, etc.), so it's not that surprising that you wouldn't have many women in your degree program.

If this isn't true, then I guess I'm taking crazy pills. But throughout my life I've seen many instances of women being turned away from the ministry by Southern Baptists; the most recent being my sister. The minister at a church she attened actually told her she should consider another profession, simply because she was a woman and he didn't think women were meant to be leaders of a congregation.

So she told him to go [expletive deleted] and went to McAfee.

Mon Sep 26, 04:20:00 PM  
Blogger Bradley said...

sounds like a bunch of narrow-minded, stubborn, unyeilding, agressive, offensive, controversial, radical, extreme, "We believe the Bible is the word of God" kind of biblicism to me (no offense scooter)

Mon Sep 26, 10:01:00 PM  
Blogger Scooter said...

None taken.

(As Jonathan can tell you, nothing offends me. However, I do like to offend other people.)

Mon Sep 26, 10:09:00 PM  
Blogger Scooter said...

I don't know why I should be offended by what you said, bradley. Unless you thought that I agree with those Southern Baptist ideas, which I DON'T. I was merely pointing those ideas out. I agre that those views (if that's what you're talking about) are "narrow-minded, stubborn, unyeilding, agressive, offensive, controversial, radical, extreme, and 'We believe the Bible is the word of God' kind of biblicism."

Mon Sep 26, 10:47:00 PM  
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Tue Sep 27, 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is funny. My roommate and I say the same about guys in Jackson-or the lack thereof. I was really challenged by a sermon I heard this weekend at church on Luke 9: 51-62. Believers have the challenge of following Christ--whatever the cost. Two questions were asked "What if God changed all of your plans?" (v.59-60) "What if your dreams for yourself are too small?" The last question was at one point directed toward the singles in the church(in reference to future mates). The sermon entitled "Jesus meets the would-have beens" was very challenging to me and I've had the opportunity to share it with several others this week. cs

Tue Sep 27, 06:26:00 PM  
Blogger Austin Vane said...

OK Jonathan, You have a cute roommate who likes clothes, you go to a campus that is mostly guys (every gay mans dream) you post a link about the gay agenda, and NOW I have Scooter informing me that he, his wife and sister-in-law are trying to set you up with some guy. What gives? It's OK to be gay, as it is to be straight. You are cute and I hope you find yourself (or maybe Scooter is just playing with me), but hey I am a direct person. I wish you all the best and if you didn't know I tagged you on my blog to answer 7 questions. Please be a sport and check it out would ya?

Tue Sep 27, 08:42:00 PM  
Blogger Jugador de Futbol said...

Hey Jonathan,
I tried to call you the other day. I need someone's phone number from you. I hope you are having fun in Florida. Later, Del

Tue Sep 27, 10:53:00 PM  
Blogger Bradley said...

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Tue Sep 27, 11:49:00 PM  
Blogger Bradley said...

Scooter, If you were wondering why I thought my comment might offend you, you must have missed the satire (that is, the irony of how most people consider the Southern Baptist "what the Bible teaches is the ONLY way" mentality as a vice, we think of as a virtue). Again, No offense.

Tue Sep 27, 11:52:00 PM  
Blogger Scooter said...

Again, none taken.

Wed Sep 28, 07:44:00 AM  
Blogger Mrs The Experience said...

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Wed Sep 28, 08:01:00 AM  
Blogger Scooter said...

So far I haven't found anything to offend me. I recognize and dislike (but I wouldn't use the word "offend") such things as racism, sexism, etc., but people attacking my beliefs, ideas, and even appearance doesn't affect me. Usually I just laugh. I think most things are funny. Like people falling down and stray dogs roaming around in random packs.

Wed Sep 28, 08:46:00 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Jonathan - I said this on Bradley's blog, but have you considered getting your blog linked to www.sbtsblogs.net ?

It links you to the SBTS blogging community - every new post is linked on the main page, and it makes it easier for others at school to find your blog and know when you are posting a new entry. Anyway, if you think of it you may want to check it out. See you around - keep Bradley in line, will ya? And hide that leopard suit!!

Wed Sep 28, 11:06:00 AM  
Blogger Austin Vane said...

Hey J-man? (Can I call you that?) Um... why do you delete comments buddy? I read an earlier comment that you left regarding anon. people leaving comments and you will delete them if you don't appreciate them. It's hard to not get people to leave comments, it's part of the blog world. Good or bad. The reason I say this is last night Sarathena left a comment on this post, and it's now been removed. This really puzzles me? The blog world has given everybody a chance to extend a hand, by deleting people's messages the message you potray is your stuck up. It is like taking your hand away. How is this friendly, or NICE in the eyes of God? Does the Bible not teach about respect? Turning the other cheek? HAHA! I just had to get that in there - sorry!! Anyway, just give it some thought would ya? Hey I'm also waiting for the 7 things post, enquiring minds want to know. I already know your man-crush is Ryan Reynolds.

Wed Sep 28, 12:39:00 PM  
Blogger Baconlover said...

Those Navy guys are pretty hot, but methinks it's funny to see them wearing boots and socks with short shorts and no shirts.

Maybe they're all so musclely (is that a word?) because they also face a female shortage and must get their sexual frustration and aggression out by lifting weights.

Is that what seminary guys do too?

Mon Oct 03, 09:31:00 AM  
Blogger Scooter said...

Nipplz 4 Dayz

Mon Oct 03, 10:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um... you are assuming that the men at GA Tech WANT women...

of course, VA Tech is so much worse. The average fan is a druken "bubba" with his redneck truck, deer piss cologne, and view that he should be able to curse/flipoff/abuse all other humanity.

This being reflective of their role-models, the much celebrated Vick boys, who were (and are) known to enjoy the combination of drugs and alcohol with underaged women. (proving that if you have money, you are above the law.)
DONT EVEN GET ME STARTED on College Ref's....it gets worse every year.

Meanwhile, back at the farm... the topic was originally a rarity of women I believe. Well, I found out where they all went. With a 4:1 ratio here in Virginia colleges, It is no suprise you are having a shortage somewhere.

Then there is also the fact that most Baptists would discourage a woman from going to Seminary... nah, I'm sure that's no influence... :)

Bond

Tue Oct 04, 08:40:00 AM  
Blogger Austin Vane said...

Oh my these men look so yummy and hot. What is going on here Jonathan? Way too many cool pictures on here! I like this look!! Keep it up!

Tue Oct 04, 08:45:00 PM  
Blogger Bradley said...

uhhh....nevermind

Sun Oct 09, 11:18:00 PM  

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