I have this professor for a higher-level psychology class that is really admired by many students. He is an Atheist and makes a point of constantly bringing up his viewpoints whenever he can, and then at the end of a VERY offensive statement he'll say "I don't mean to offend anyone." Nice disclaimer. Anyways, what he says really does offend me, and what bothers me as well is that he has a few groupies in the front row who agree with him too. The thing is, I also feel extremely guilty for not standing up to him. A priest that I briefly discussed this with said that I should pray for him if I do not feel that I am knowledgeable enough to respond.
What do you guys think? Should an outwardly Atheist professor be confronted? Reported? Prayed for? How would you approach this?
This has nothing to do with my question/ dilemma but has to do with the aforementioned professor. He told us that years ago (he is only 33), he was in the seminary studying to be a priest. He always tells us how religious people, especially Christians, never practice what they preach and are extremely judgemental. It always baffles me how a prospective priest is now standing in front of hundreds of students, lecturing against the very thing he once believed in. Just a reminder that by our actions, we can either bring people to Christ or deter them from Him. As Gandhi said "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."