Colleges Diminishing Faith

Rick Santorum has said some very crazy things.  This one, in my eyes, trumps them all.

He accurately points out that a college education has the effect of convincing people that Christianity is bunk.  Somehow Santorum concludes the problem is with education and not with Christianity.

In Santorum’s eyes, colleges are not institutions that teach people about a variety of cultures, allow young adults to specialize in a discipline (and to augment the quality of the world through that specialty), and teach critical thinking, they are places where people give up four years of their lives and tens of thousands of dollars to be indoctrinated.  Seems a rather foolish strategy when one can get indoctrinated for free in a church.

If your faith puts you at odds with education, that should tell you quite a bit about the value of your faith in making people better.

Tell me again how religion makes the world a better place…

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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