Does God need us to defend Him? No, that's silly. But...does He WANT us to defend Him? In what form? My question arises mostly from one class I am taking at the college, partially two but that's not important. In the past I have always been able to gently introduce my opinions on the topic of Christianity when I felt it wasn't getting "fair play". However, two classes this term - one in particular - are posing problems in this are. The main one is happening because the instructor's attitude is that Christianity is just another religion that rose up with other monotheistic religions, an old idea that some people still cling too. That in itself doesn't even become a problem UNTIL he presents it in a mocking manner. For example, stating that someone said "God bless you" and going on to snicker that it's obvious there's a causal effect for the blessing and you know exactly how it happened and it wasn't God. I'm always thrown when we start a new quarter but then I get my ground and work around stuff, but this class is really causing some spiritual discontent. I can't figure out a way to say anything, yet I'm very uncomfortable with saying nothing. This is all lecture, there's really not too much interaction. You CAN, but what is happening is that these comments are most often side comments and don't come at a time when it would make sense to interrupt. I left today, and don't know whether it was him or my body or my spirit making me feel physically ill. So yes, it's really really that serious to me. I hate sitting there and hearing God mocked. Then again, it's happening all around us and I don't react quite like this. Although I guess this is different because it's meant directly for us to hear, and because it appears most of the class agrees with him. So...taking it personally to him and saying "I find the presentation of some of this material bothersome" doesn't seem like it would do much. It wouldn't change how he feels, only how he expresses it while I'm in the class. And the rest of the class wouldn't hear it, so I'm thinking a private approach would be hopeless. Anyone with a suggestion on how to approach this, feel free to jump in here! I'm not shy so it's not a matter of not having the nerve or anything...it's a matter of how. And of course, that delicate little matter of not making the person hate you who is giving you your grade. :1_grouphug: (can't we all just get along?) So far I've been able to manage that one with other unbelievers as instructors, but this one just is beyond me right now!