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What is the most Lenient Christian University?

michael747michael747 0 replies2 threads New Member
Can someone tell me which University is the least strict and Conservative? I want to have a great college experience without being tide down to so many rules and policies. I got Accepted to Biola, Apu, Pepperdine, and Westmont. They are all good schools Academically and i like the fact that they are faith based too but i don't want to be surrounded by a bunch of bible thumbers that always judgmental about what I do. I have a very personal relationship with God but i still want to go out, party and have fun. If someone can help me out that would be great.
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  • whenhenwhenhen 5530 replies111 threads Senior Member
    Pepperdine is by far the least strict of the SoCal Christian universities.
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  • katkatmousekatkatmouse 78 replies6 threads Junior Member
    always judgmental about what I do.
    You'll find this anywhere. Try carrying a Coach purse at Oberlin or eating a McDonald's burger in front of your friends at Brown. You'll hear the judgment!
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  • MrMom62MrMom62 3473 replies15 threads Senior Member
    Try carrying a Coach purse at Oberlin...

    They're Fendi snobs?
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  • UltimabladeUltimablade 471 replies114 threads Member
    It sounds like your looking for these; http://finance.yahoo.com/news/top-100-college-party-schools-235300018.html;_ylt=A0LEVv47dvNUKl4A2U0nnIlQ;_ylu=X3oDMTEzbnFzY2JwBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMgRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1lIUzAwM18x

    Why go to a school who's rules and culture disagree with your desired lifestyle? If you want to take your faith seriously, go to a christian college. If you want to party, go to a party school. It will make your college experience and the people in your school's college experience better.
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  • informativeinformative 1890 replies10 threads Senior Member
    Jesuit schools tend to be more liberal than other Christian schools.
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  • LucieTheLakieLucieTheLakie 3899 replies164 threads Senior Member
    If you want to take your faith seriously, go to a christian college. If you want to party, go to a party school.

    False dichotomy. Plenty of Christians party, and plenty of heathens don't.

    @juillet (as always) offers excellent guidance.
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  • UltimabladeUltimablade 471 replies114 threads Member
    @informative, Really? I'm am surprised at that. I always thought the Jesuits were more "hardcore" considering that they were the "militant" sect of Catholicism (just what I heard on forums)
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  • informativeinformative 1890 replies10 threads Senior Member
    Jesuits are more like the science sect of Christianity than the militant sect. Their order is focused on finding truth through science, I believe.
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  • LucieTheLakieLucieTheLakie 3899 replies164 threads Senior Member
    Jesuits are "militant"? In what world?

    http://www.ajcunet.edu/

    Jesuits tend to be more progressive than a lot of other RC orders. But RCs, in general, are not opposed to drinking the way a lot of evangelical or Pentecostal Christians are.

    An evangelical Christian would likely find more students like himself (teetotaler or not) at a big state flagship that has Campus Crusade or InterVarsity than at an RC school.
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  • UltimabladeUltimablade 471 replies114 threads Member
    edited March 2015
    @Informative & @lucietheLakie I'm not sure how true this is (for all I know It's just a hoax) and I'm not trying to argue but you guys seem to know quite a bit about Jesuits (at least more than I know), and I am curious about this, so this is what I read about Jesuits Oath and it seems somewhat "hardcore" http://www.reformation.org/jesuit-oath.html so is there any truth in this? In my research I found people saying yes and no regarding the truth of it.

    Sorry about hijacking your thread OP lol
    edited March 2015
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  • LucieTheLakieLucieTheLakie 3899 replies164 threads Senior Member
    @Ultimablade, I have NO idea who runs that website, but it seems rather out there.

    I'd refer to more mainstream sources for information like the link I included up-thread or this:

    http://www.jesuits.org/


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  • informativeinformative 1890 replies10 threads Senior Member
    Or you can just wiki Jesuits. Pretty clear about their focus on science and social justice.
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  • MrSamford2014MrSamford2014 407 replies4 threads Member
    @LucieTheLakie When the Jesuits were founded in the 1500s, they served as the ideological "shock troops" of the papacy during the Counter-Reformation and wars of religion. Read up on the St. Bartholomew's Massacre in Paris in the 1572, during which Jesuit-led mobs hacked to death thousands of Protestant Huguenots (including the famous education reformer Peter Ramus). Tracing the evolution of the Jesuits from their quasi-Machiavellian origins to their 1970s turn towards Marxist liberation theology is an interesting project indeed!
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  • BrownParentBrownParent 12596 replies179 threads Senior Member
    edited March 2015
    Jesuit schools are pretty normal, they are not conservative, imo. \
    edited March 2015
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  • onceuponamomonceuponamom 449 replies12 threads Member
    Not sure what you mean when you say you want "party".
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  • crazymamaBcrazymamaB 268 replies1 threads Junior Member
    Believe me, there is plenty of partying going on at my daughter's Jesuit University.
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  • MassmommMassmomm 4274 replies85 threads Senior Member
    There is partying at every school. It's just a bigger part of the culture at some schools. Students who party at evangelical schools are more apt to lie about it. If you know you want to party, go to a school where you aren't forced to lie in order to fulfill the requirements of a conduct code with which you don't agree.
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