teacher says "the atheist in you is coming out:"
Hi guys, I would like your opinion about something. It does involve religion, but I want to give you a little background info:
I am a senior in college, and I try to be active in the defense of human rights. I decided to take a human rights class offered by a professor I highly respect. Since the class started, we have focused mainly on human rights violations in Africa. Last night we watched a film called "Invisible Children" which focused on the child soldiers in Uganda. Afterwards we had a discussion about the film. She also showed us websites that would be useful if we were to donate money to the cause. One was a christian site and for $30 you could send bibles to the people there. So, being the person that I am, I raised my hand and voiced my disgust. I stated that it was horrific that these people were STARVING and they want to send them bibles instead of food or tools-- something actually USEFUL. She looked at me and said "Pallas* that's the atheist in you coming out". WTF? Would she be allowed to tell someone that their opinion was "The Jew in them coming out"? I sent her an email asking her why she was so angry with other comments I made in the class afterwards and she told me my "cynicism is dangerous" and I have a "negative air about me".
This is the first time I have really had to deal with a professor saying something like this, and I am not really sure how to deal with it.
I just wanted to see what you guys think. Am I making too much of an issue out of this?