Religion & Farting
dlaycock at MAIL.LAW.UTEXAS.EDU
Tue Jan 18 09:27:47 PST 2000
I summarize two versions of this anecdote in The Rights of Religious
Academic Communities, 20 J. College & Univ. Law 15, 18 (1993). Richard
Baer may well be the original source; I heard it first from him, and the
1984 talk that Steve Monsma cites is both early and in writing.
At 09:29 AM 01/17/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>I am trying to find the specifics of a Wall Street
>Journal article that compared speaking from a
>religious perspective to farting. In particular, the
>writer talked about having a discussion with some
>colleagues in which he mentioned a religious value as
>being relevant--"It was as if I had farted. There was
>this strange silence. No one reprimanded me. No one
>said I had done something wrong. But there was a sort
>of consensus in the group I had acted socially
>inappropriately and people would turn the other way."
>Did anyone make a copy of this article when it
>appeared in the Wall Street Journal about 5 years ago?
>If so, I would love a copy (or at least, the
>citation--including date and page number--so I can
>have our librarians track it down for me).
>Thanks, Rick Duncan
>Welpton Professor of Law
>University of Nebraska
>College of Law
>Lincoln, NE 68583-0902
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