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Christian Schools Avoid Political Homogeneity

December 22, 2018

Editor: The American university system is dominated by liberal professors who have turned college into a mechanism for elimination of conservative ideas. An analysis by the Hoover Institution uncovered a 6-1 liberal-to-conservative ratio among faculty nationwide and a staggering 284-1 ratio at New England colleges. Students are being indoctrinated with a liberal ideology that embraces relativism. Liberal professors do not teach what is right or wrong but rather seek to eliminate right and wrong as categories, replacing truth with “your truth” and reality with an ever-evolving hodgepodge of political orthodoxies. In essence our university system is a reflection of America’s entry into the age of relativism where absolute truth no longer exists. It is relative to each individual only. When man rejects the truth his conscience is shut down and this allows him to replace truth with self-justifying lies. Many well-meaning parents send their sons and daughters to colleges blithely unaware of the extent to which their children will be shaped in the classroom by rigid ideological precepts. If you want your offspring to have quality instruction and intellectual diversity one alternative is a Christian college. Christian universities have assembled what conservatives see as a quality education, an intellectually diverse faculty with whom students may freely debate the ideas that have informed modern human existence. While it is true that students at Christian schools are likely to hear the gospel, it is also true that Christian colleges are uniquely positioned to resist the relativism that has corrupted the average American university so thoroughly. Christian colleges do not force their religious beliefs on their students; the liberal arts thrive on their campuses. Christian schools have largely managed to avoid the political homogeneity that has inundated so many of our secular universities. Truth exists and matters. Bill Sarnak HARDING

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