College religion courses are critical in nature, not devotional. That's the key difference.<quoted text>
WRONG, WRONG, WRONG AGAIN!!! Here's JUST two examples of MANY.
Sidney E. Frank Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established in 2004, the Sidney E. Frank Endowed Scholarship Fund gives financial assistance to selected students at Brown University. The scholarship stemmed from a $100 million gift specifically for undergraduate students, and was the largest single gift in the school's history. The scholarship is only open to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. Unlike many scholarship programs, students cannot apply for this opportunity. Instead, students with the greatest financial need will automatically be selected to receive awards of varying amounts.
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
Students at Dartmouth College can take advantage of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. It was created by Congress to honor the former Senator and serviceman. At least 300 selected recipients will get $7,500 to cover tuition, food, room and board each year. Full-time Dartmouth students can ask the school to nominate them for the award. They must, however, meet the following criteria: be U.S. citizens, be sophomores or juniors, have at least a B grade point average and be in the top-25th percentile of their class.
Need an EXAMPLE of a NON IVY League as well?
U of PENN
The graduate program in Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania offers unique research opportunities for students to become first class scholars, teachers and expositors in the field. Our program is situated within one of the largest and finest research universities in the country, easily accessible to other research centers along the eastern seaboard.
Michael J. Murray Memorial Scholarship
The College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) at the University of Pennsylvania awards merit scholarships to a part-time student. The Michael J. Murray Memorial Scholarship is one such program, and it was created to honor the late founder of the LPS Student Advisory Board. In addition to the application, an applicant must submit a letter of recommendation and a resume. The student must be in the undergraduate program and must demonstrate a commitment to continuing education, leadership qualities and community service experience.
And do we really need to mention ALL the standard FEDERAL AID provided to students attending these schools?
They ALL partake of FEDERAL dollars!!!!!!!!!! ALL of them.
GET A CLUE, or crawl back under that rock shelter of dark age Ignorance you obvioulsy dwell beneath-- because you couldn't be more WRONG.
Critical religion courses in high schools would be fine and dandy if teachers understood the material well enough to tackle it and were not too drunk on Christ to actually teach it *critically*.
The purpose of the First Amendment is to prevent the state from hammering religion down your throat or preventing you from practicing your religion. It is not meant to allow you to, y'know, hammer your religion down peoples' throats.
I love how Christianity rules the nation but because people aren't allowed to proselytize to kids between 8 and 3 PM Christians are "persecuted".
"You won't let me lead the class in 'Old Rugged Cross'....PERSECUTION! The Liberal atheists have taken over!"