I swear I’m not making up these stories.
A student: I was dying to take the course Prof. A teaches this semester. I’ve been waiting for her to offer it for the past two and a half years. It would be so much fun to be in that course, and two of my close friends are in it, so that would be great. Oh, I can’t believe I’m not taking it!
Me: Why aren’t you taking it, then?
Student: My prayer group is scheduled for the same time as this class.
Now, I’m not very knowledgeable about religious matters, but would Jesus really mind all that much if prayers to him were postponed for a couple of hours for the sake of acquiring an education?