Bob Jones University Culture

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Agree

I know some will say, "but this is from the 1980's, things have and are changing. Now we have Stephen as a president!" I became well acquainted with BJU quite recently, and although there are some aspects of BJU that I love, what Kitty is saying still rings true. The facade may look a little different--a little more "culturally appropriate"--but underneath nothing has changed at all.

Thank you for sharing, Kitty.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/03/2010 - 05:14
80s 90s 00s, 10s - It is all the same

Kitty - awesome post. I wish I knew who you were. I was there from 85-87. I'd like to compare notes.

The idea that BJU would change is a pipe dream. It is just about impossible in this short of a time frame. Organizational culture can only undergo a dramatic shift by replacing the entire administration and board of directors. There might have been some buffing of some of the scratches on the surface, but at the core it's still an evil, manipulative pile of filth.

If you still think that it has changed, you need to read a book about the psychology of evil by M. Scott Peck called The People of the Lie. Much of it is case studies of evil in individuals but the last portion of the book discusses evil in organizations and why it is so incredibly hard to root it out of the culture.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0684848597?ie=UTF8&tag=iesb-20&linkCode...

Go ahead and flame away if you want. I just hope that even one person will read this and critically think about what is going on at that school.

Michael

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/03/2010 - 17:54
Here's the current student handbook

This is the one from right now -- 2010-2011. See for yourself. And the faculty handbook is even worse.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/39222842/studenthandbook2010-11

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/03/2010 - 14:39
DR Bob 3 claims to believe

DR Bob 3 claims to believe the Bible yet many of the tenets on which the university builds it's foundation are not based on scripture. In fact, entire verses of scripture must be totally ignored to believe as BJU. Worse yet, the demonizing of modern culture reeks of the heresy of gnosticism. 

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/03/2010 - 14:32