Phoenix University of Theology

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    The comments on that blog post are pretty funny. Of course, being the President of a school with no curriculum is comedy on its own.
     
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    Abner, are you possibly thinking of Columbia State, operated by Ronald Pellar, a stage hypnotist known as Dr. Dante, also seventh and last husband of actress Lana Turner?
    In 2004, Columbia state was said to have "no faculty, ... no curriculum, no classes, no courses, no tests, no one to grade tests, no educational facilities, no library and no academic accreditation..."

    Aw, heck. Here's the whole thing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_State_University and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Pellar

    Of course, this is different. P.U.T. is a 501 (c) Non-profit Christian University. It says so. :smile:

    "Religious exemption" means - as long as all degrees granted are religious in nature, P.U.T. can grant them as they wish. P.U.T.'s accreditor, AICCS, is not CHEA /USDoE recognized, but with exemption, that doesn't matter at all. P.U.T. doesn't have to be accredited by any organization, to be "legal."

    Ron Pellar went to jail. I assure you, nobody from PUT is going to jail over degree mill charges.

    Interesting Faculty Statement: God will teach us what we need to know. The Lord is our teacher. Reminds me a wee bit of another school's statement that it was "Accredited by Jesus Christ."

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    Yeah, that's it. Columbia State U! They used to have a picture of a medieval looking building on the cover of their school catalog to make it appear as if it was their's. Geez! Another guy married to Lana Turner? I believe you mentioned that Judge Wapner was married to her as well.
     
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    This school now appears to call itself Phoenix University of Theology International.

    Now, I'm hardly one for conspiracy theories, but in theory, does that mean its acronym is PUTIN? (Imagine Dana Carvey asking that in his "Church Lady" voice.)

    Or, as Arsenio Hall might say, that's one of those things that makes you go, "Hmmmmm . . ."
     
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    Did you mean AICCS or ACICS?
     
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    AICCS, Ted. Here: Association of Independent Christian Colleges and Seminaries. http://aiccs.org/

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    Isn't that special? :smile:

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    I like your sense of humor/rapier wit. :smile:
     
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    I never did. Because he wasn't - and I note His Honour, Judge Joseph Wapner has just died - yesterday, I believe. He was 97.

    Here are Lana Turner's 7 husbands, in order:

    Artie Shaw (bandleader)
    Joseph Stephen Crane
    Henry J. Topping Jr.
    Lex Barker (actor)
    Frederick May (rancher)
    Robert P. Eaton (movie producer)
    Ron Pellar.

    See for yourself - no Judge Wapner. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lana_Turner

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    Oops sorry! 7 husbands! Wow! There was another actress from the 1950's I think that had many husbands. I think it was Elizabeth Taylor. Or that Gabor actress? I will probably remember later whilst rolling down the street. :smile:
     
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    Back to unaccredited schools... and something for Abner.

    I don't much care for religion or religious schools, accredited or not, though I have nothing against the majority of believers ... but this one, I rather like. Abner, seeing you're a martial arts man, you might get a (figurative) kick out of it too. It's the Gospel Martial Arts Union, here: Gospel Martial Arts Union . I love their motto: "Blessed be the Lord, my strength, which teacheth my hand to war and my fingers to fight." (Psalm 144:1)

    Amazing how many Christian / Martial Arts schools there are! Here's a whole page: DMOZ - Sports: Martial Arts: Christian: Schools and Instruction Wow! Talk about "Spiritual Warfare!" :smile:

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    Ah yes - Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton Burton Warner Fortensky! 7 husbands, one of them twice. Exactly the same as Lana Turner! Oh, my Lord, how come I know this stuff? Oh yes -- I was around, back then.
    And also yes - Zsa Zsa Gabor was married nine times. Once to Conrad Hilton, father (from his first marriage) of Elizabeth Taylor's first husband, Nicky Hilton.

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    As a boy, I used to watch the old black and white reruns, and I especially loved the Marilyn Monroe movies. I feel in love with Marilyn! She had a classic beauty to her. She had the curves of this lovely woman by the name of Irish Chacon. But I won't post her video here because she was quite naughty (liked to wear thongs). :smile:
     
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    About Lana Turner and Judge Wapner. They were, as I said, never married, but apparently they had a date, as teenagers. From The Washington Post:

    "He also recalled a humiliating date with a classmate, Judy Turner, who later changed her first name to Lana and became a movie star. He had noticed her — “the most beautiful girl I’d ever seen” — in the school library and proposed that they grab a Coke at a nearby drugstore. It did not end well: He forgot his wallet, and she had to pay."

    Full article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/joseph-wapner-judge-on-the-peoples-court-dies-at-97/2017/02/26/2664b1e0-fc58-11e6-8ebe-6e0dbe4f2bca_story.html?utm_term=.682919994f7f

    BTW Judge Wapner is survived by his wife of 70 years, Mildred "Mickey" nee Nebenzahl. They were married in 1946.

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    WP gave me the paywall again. But I found this:

    Judge Joseph Wapner, who presided over 'The People's Court,' dies at 97 - LA Times

    "On their first date — for Cokes after school at a nearby drugstore — she wound up paying the bill when Wapner discovered he had no money. The budding relationship soon ended when they went on a double-date to a school dance. As Wapner told the New Yorker: “She dropped me.”

    This is also interesting:

    "A philosophy major, Wapner graduated from USC in 1941 and soon was serving in the Army in the South Pacific during World War II. As a lieutenant commanding a platoon in the 132nd Infantry Regiment of the Americal Division, he received a Bronze Star for valor and a Purple Heart."

    His first date can of reminds me of my first date with my wife. I was VERY young, and all I could afford was ice cream and a rose from my mom's garden. :smile: Luckily, I had enough change in my pocket.
     
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    Well, it obviously worked! :smile: Pretty good choice, under the circumstances, I'd say. 'Way better than a rose from someone else's garden! :shock:

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    I have more respect for a moral atheist than I do for a hypocritical Christian.
     

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