On the “Massive Cheating Scandal at UCF”
There is a “Massive Cheating Scandal at UCF business school.” There are several noteworthy pieces to this story that merit further examination.
I know cheating is rampant everywhere. I am not surprised at this given how dysfunctional the business community is at present. The post-modern-pragmatists just don’t care because there is no transcendence to their worldview and hence no morality. This is also a function of the denial of the Christian meta-narrative at the university. You can blame the students who are culpable in and of themselves but you can also blame the university for their tacit reject of the one framework that makes sense of why there is any scandal at all. There would never need to be courses on business ethics, or bioethics, or engineering ethics, or law ethics, or educational ethics if all truths where put into subjection of Christ. These courses exist because there is no “UNI” left in the university… all that is left is “DIversity.” If all is fractured and nothing is coherent, then where is the “scandal” in this story. The snake eats its own tail.
Unity and diversity only truly exist in the Trinity. Without the unity and diversity of the Godhead, unity and diversity make no sense. At best Universities have become de facto trade schools where students learn one narrow subject focus. Each different department or faculty teach diametrically opposite worldviews to each of the other departments/faculties. Sometimes even within single departments there isn’t even a single worldview expressed. Our universities aren’t even all that good at producing employable persons.
It also boggles my mind when people are shocked at the fallenness of humanity. People are going to cheat because they are sinful. Babies don’t have to be taught how to manipulate their parents. Children don’t have to be taught how to not share or play well with others. We are selfish and we will do whatever we wish whenever we wish. If we can save three hours of study time so we can go get drunk and be stupid… many will. Does this professor really think that humans are good natured. I don’t know how you can look at the business community, history, your own children, or even yourself and conclude anything besides human depravity. People don’t play fair – they lie, they cheat, and they steal to advance themselves at the detriment of others. Yes, there is the common grace of the natural law and the civil law and the University rules that restrains such sin… but left to their own vices and the Adamic nature, chaos reigns.