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2 • BENNETT BANNER • MARCH 8, 2000
OPINION • OPINION • OPINION • OPINION • OPINION
Dialogue between Greeks, '
Christians should continue
It is human nature to judge each other. Whether it is right or
wrong, we still do it. However, by what standards should we judge
each other? Better yet, by whose standards should Christians judge
themselves? Should it be by other Christians, who also have faults
What is right for me is not necessarily right for another person.
Everyday I don’t do what is in the
best interest for myself, let alone
for others in my community.
People are different and have
different standards for conducting
themselves as well as living their lives. Even in a particular
religious faith, believers practice differently, such as the way a
believer chooses to dress, interpret the doctrines, even the practice
of rituals. The history of all religions prove people don’t all have
the same standards of conducting themselves or the same expecta
tions of other, and/or the interpretation of doctrines. Thus, different
Since believers of the same faction don’t all conduct them
selves the same way, how can they force others to interpret the
doctrines the same way?
Traditionally, Greek societies were founded on one mission -
service to the community. Therefore, how can the church, the heart
of the community, not view sororities and fraternities as Christain-
I encourage you all to continue the dialogue and take it further.
It is not the organi2ation or the members that should be condemned,
but the practices, if they prove not to be of service to the commu
The opinion expressed in this column is that of the author and does
not necessarily reflect the opinion of the entire Bennett Banner staff.
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Do you think there is a conflict between
Greekdom and Christianity?
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HOME STATE; NEW YORK
HOME STATE: PENNSYLVANIA
MAJOR: SOC. WORK
HOME STATE: MARYLAND
/ am afraid that Bennett College
will continue to ignore the issues
presented. IVe need to see
change. Change is and will be
the force that will keep Bennett judgement,
It all boils down to your Greekdom class conflicts with
personal relationship with God. Christianity because sometimes
If your secure in your walk with during your initiation you are
God, then nothing can sway your forced to do things that are
obscene and that will interfere
with what you believe.
MAJOR: ENG. ED.
HOME STATE: WISCONSIN
It depends on the individual. You
can be part of a sorority tfyou
feel you won't have to compro
mise your values and beliefs. I
don't believe in God any more so
I really don't care.
HOME STATE: NEW JERSEY
If you are secure in your
activities shouldn't interfere in
your faith and God. Christians
are taught that God is to be
apart of their lives ...sol do not
see why there should be a
conflict.... If Christ is first in
your life then other beliefs are
HOME STATE; NORTH CAROLINA
Any organization that entraps
your identity for their good thus
restricting you to fully, com
pletely put God first is unchris
tian like. Thus Christians should