Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Why Christian schools don't need to worry about plagiarism

...or not:
"I work at an online company that generates tens of thousands of dollars a month by creating original essays based on specific instructions provided by cheating students. I've worked there full time since 2004. On any day of the academic year, I am working on upward of 20 assignments.
"I do a lot of work for seminary students. I like seminary students. They seem so blissfully unaware of the inherent contradiction in paying somebody to help them cheat in courses that are largely about walking in the light of God and providing an ethical model for others to follow. I have been commissioned to write many a passionate condemnation of America's moral decay as exemplified by abortion, gay marriage, or the teaching of evolution. All in all, we may presume that clerical authorities see these as a greater threat than the plagiarism committed by the future frocked." - "Ed Dante", academic ghostwrier
Read the whole sad story here.

HT: Cheese-Wearing Theology


Isaac Gross said...

Wow. Goes in the same category as Christians who illegally download music. C.S. Lewis said in The Screwtape Letters that, "A murder is no better than cards, if cards will do the trick." Sick and mundane.

Jeremy Myers said...

No wonder I've never cared too much for sermons by seminarians. They don't know how to do the research! Unless...*gasp*...are they also paying people to write their sermons?

Hill Tribe Linguist said...

Why 'pay' someone to write your sermons, when you can just download them for FREE. Works best with 'non-famous pastors' because, if you do so with a 'famous' pastor, then you may be caught. So stay away from Piper and Discoll ;)

On a related note, I wonder if there has ever been a really really really lazy pastor who just downloaded someone else sermon and actually lip synced to it?

*said with tongue firmly in cheek