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Its a piece of paper.
Uh huh, remember when the left when nucking futz over the alleged "flushing of the Koran" at Guantanamo or when that idiot pastor decided to burn a Koran? Were you out there saying "It's just a pile of printed paper, nothing to get excited about." Because, if you were, I don't remember it.
The Koran is more a bound stack of papers now isnt it? Regardless, the issue with that was more to do with the the pastor filming the burning for the world to see the response was near universal "do that and you will potentially endanger the lives of US service people who are in active war zones". Honestly, I could care less if he wrapped the thing in bacon. It doesn't mean anything to me, but I can understand why some people got highly agitated.
This wasn't a Holy Scripture or book, it was 2 cents worth of scrap paper with a word written on it. If Mormons have some tenent that prevents them from stepping on paper with Jesus written on it, then forgive my ignorance (its hard to keep track of every religious peculiar beliefs).
This whole thing is little more than fodder for the perpetually outraged culture warriors to shake their head at and claim persecution all because some mormon kid, in some second rate Florida college classroom got offended about stepping on a piece with Jesus written on it (even though Jesus is fairly common name), and the net result of it all is someone is going to hold this up as PROOF POSITVE OF THE LIBERAL CONSPIRACY TO DO SOMETHING OR OTHER.
Its nonsense and all you guys with your big boy panties all bunched up know it.
It is without a doubt liberal group-think, though a conspiracy? well, only if you consider a relentless attack on christianity by the left a conspiracy.
I tend to think of it somewhat differently. It is a fundemental cultural shift towards disrespecting certain groups (i.e. Christians, responsible gun owners), and going out of your way to respect other groups ( Muslims, athiests). I can only speculate as to what is going on. I think that fearing a group has a lot to do with it, perhaps squeaky wheel syndrome as well.
But, the Stomping on Jesus on paper thing? Pure desensitization. It is similar to what POW's go through. Every few days they are made to sign papers or make proclamations in front of others disavowing everything that they beleive in, country, faith, baseball, whatever. Eventually, they come to the point where they beleive their own denunciations.
That's what this exercise is about. If you can get them to stomp on jesus, whether they beleive or not, you have just shown them that disrespecting others christian beliefs is OK. Soon, you will have them all beleiving that it is a good thing to stomp on Jesus, wherever and whenever the topic comes up. Not hard to figure out. This exercise IS about teaching students to disrespect Christianity.
You have it all figured out like the good little ideologue you are. And yet you actually know very little indeed. Conspiracy theorists (and that is what you are) are lazy thinkers. Why don't you focus on your own views before you seek to characterize the views of others? You can't even effectively define conservatism... don't even attempt the other side.