Doug Batchelor’s analogy is a bit of a stretch. First …

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Doug Batchelor’s analogy is a bit of a stretch. First of all an airplane is a confined space from which most prefer to exit when it is safely on the ground. To be in an airplane that his piloted by a man who is incompetent would alarm any passenger. However, a student attending LSU has many colleges to choose from. There are several SDA colleges to choose from. There are also many private, public and community colleges, to choose from. There is no confinement to a school as their is in an airplane. Also, to have a teacher or a department of science in one school teaching heresy is also not like an incompetent pilot. Reference your own college experience, were you forced to believe as your college professors or where you challenged to think for yourself?

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