I am just wondering from another question if you have to have a full out degree in a topic like Islam to know anything about it? Does one who does not have a degree have no business speaking on the topic? If there is no degree do you speak only ignorace?
Honestly, the way ignorant and ignorace is used on cafemom it is almost a compliment.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:48 PM on Jun. 13, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Anonymous at 7:51 PM on Jun. 13, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:08 PM on Jun. 13, 2010
OK so I have a degree in Sports Medicine and Physical Education... does that mean I don't know anything about any other topic?? I Guess I just don't get your question... please elaborate and clarify.
The question you are referring to, from what I remember was asking if anyone had a degree in Islamic studies and went on to say that companies pay big buck to people with such degrees.... I believe that was the gist of that question. I don't think it was saying you didn't know about Islam if you don't have a degree.
Answer by Morgain at 8:46 PM on Jun. 13, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 9:26 PM on Jun. 13, 2010
did you not know anything before you started your degree?
Is the question did I know about SM/PE before I went to school? Yes, I went to school to get certified.
Did you not know anything right before you got your degree?
Did I know about the subject while I was in school? Yes, I had been taking classes on the subject for 4.5 years.
Could you only speak of it once you HAD a degree?
I could only speak of it with authority once I had the degree and received my national cert. and licence.
I am working on my Teaching licence so I can't legally teach in a public school in my state
But again... I still don't get what you are asking here.... please clarify the question.
Answer by Morgain at 10:26 PM on Jun. 13, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:40 PM on Jun. 13, 2010
Answer by bandgeek521 at 10:42 PM on Jun. 13, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:43 PM on Jun. 13, 2010
Answer by Daphna28 at 10:46 PM on Jun. 13, 2010
you clarified it for me. To say someone is ignorant because they speak of their experience or their knowledge is a false statement. Thanks
Without a degree you can't speak "with authority"(ie documented credibility) on a subject if that's what you are asking. You can definitely be knowledgeable about a subject, but you can't speak with any kind of documented expertise. I don't think that has anything to do with ignorance. There are plenty of well informed people that do not have a degree in the subject they are knowledgeable in. But a degree sure helps if you are trying to work in a field that requires you to apply that knowledge. A "religious education" and being educated about a particular religion are two different things....so I still don't "get" your question. ;o)
Answer by Morgain at 10:58 PM on Jun. 13, 2010
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