If you wish to get good grades in school you have to act as if you believe it. If you disagree you will be punished with bad grades even if you say all the right things on your test papers. I am proof of that, I went from an A in biology to a C just because I argued with the professor. That is forcing religion on people.
and I'm sure this is quite true. Heard this story over and over again. So much for open minded non believers.
All you are proof of is that your professor was a pathetic excuse of an educator -
ok then. You've just described most of the educators because this happens frequently even in High School. One of my sons got all A's in his English classes in his senior year except for one. He took alot of English, as much as he could, because he decided his Junior year to be a journalist so he loaded up. One teacher took exception to his Christian views and upbringing. She made sure he got a C. He could never please her no matter what he did. In one class I remember his telling me when they were discussing the DaVinci code how rude and condescending she was towards him. She would pick him out of the class when she talked about "those Christians" who believe such and such and use my son as an example. It was pretty clear. We never fought it but it was clear that C was on purpose. Writing, especially is very subjective we figured so what could we do?
The kicker is I say that I believe in the Bible and I get told that I don't have the right, kinda a double standard, hum?
As I stated much earlier freedom of religion is not freedom from religion. Christians are being told the equivilent to shut up
I've talked to many Christian Teachers out there that have to keep quiet. One HS Science teacher out there teaches the Evolutionary Theory even though he doesn't buy it. So when he gets to this part of the curriculum he says "some Scientists say....." showing quite clearly that he doesn't believe it to be truth.
He's not to give his Christian opinion but if a kid asks an honest question, he answers honestly even if it means he gives a Christian answer but he's not allowed, of course, to teach from a Christian POV.
I've heard the same sort of thing from health teachers as well when it comes to sex ed. They are being forced to teach what they believe is not what is in the best interest of the kids but if given the chance they will answer from a Christian POV but only if asked first.
We've come a long way from where education first started in this country and not for the better I might add.