The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. Psalm 14:1
In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes. Judges 17:6
Since sometime in the 1970s, it’s been too much to expect most liberal art departments at public (and most private) universities to teach let alone endorse the classic questions of the western tradition. Apparently, it appears too much to ask public universities to focus on teaching useful and productive information with our tax dollars. Is it too much to ask them to stop teaching our kids to be perverts? Must our tax dollars fund Porn University?
“Frankly if you want to take gender studies that’s fine, go to a private school and take it. But I don’t want to subsidize that if that’s not going to get someone a job.” Governor Pat McCrory
Newly elected NC Governor McCrory recently wondered aloud whether courses in subjects such as gender studies and philosophy prepared students adequately for the job market, and thus whether public universities should offer such instruction. Reportedly, the academics in question were taken aback and found such sentiment frightening. Eighty-five percent of UNC system faculty disagreed with Governor McCrory’s sentiment. Notwithstanding the self-serving demurrer of our tenured academics, the Governor was correct and perhaps too charitable in his critique. For decades, our public universities have harbored and fostered professors devoted to intellectual nihilism and communism. As disturbing as I find that, many in academia are dragging the worthy intellectual history of the western academy further into the depths of depravity.
Instead of continuing what had been the long-standing western dialogue regarding humanity’s relationship to God and purpose for existence, “liberal arts” studies are too rapidly devolving into intellectualizing the depraved and debauched. Recent examples of such “studies” and of their student bodies (no pun intended):
COLLEGE HOSTS SEX, MASTURBATION TUTORIAL – INSIDE A CHURCH (Allegheny College)
CAMPUS SEX GROUP EARNS STUDENTS COLLEGE CREDIT (University of Michigan)
Yale hosts workshop teaching sensitivity to bestiality (added March 5, 2014 — you can’t make this stuff up!)
But what do you expect from a collegiate universe that denies God. As for those deistic universities that didn’t get the message:
WOMAN SUES CHRISTIAN COLLEGE: ‘I WAS FIRED FOR PRE-MARITAL SEX’ (VIDEO) (added bonus – Ms. Allred!)
Several of the above links are courtesy of The College Fix which itself is courtesy of Nathan Harden, the enterprising young man who recently published Sex and God at Yale: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad, which is a follow-up of sorts a half-century later to WFB’s premier work God and Man at Yale.
Mr. Harden explains:
there are things happening at Yale today that Buckley could scarcely have even imagined in 1951. While the Yale of Buckley’s book marginalized or undermined religious faith in the classroom, my book tells of a classmate who was given approval to create an art object out of what she claimed was blood and tissue from self-induced abortions. And while the Yale of Buckley’s book was promoting socialist ideas in its economics department, my book chronicles Yale’s recent employment of a professor who publicly praised terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah.
My, how times have changed!
There is clearly a radical sexual agenda at work at Yale today. Professors and administrators who came of age during the sexual revolution are busily indoctrinating students into a culture of promiscuity. In fact, Yale pioneered the hosting of a campus “Sex Week”—a festival of sleaze, porn, and debauchery, dressed up as sex education. I encountered this tawdry tradition as an undergrad, and my book documents the events of Sex Week, including the screening in classrooms of hard-core pornography and the giving of permission to sex toy manufacturers and porn production companies to market their products to students.
Many Christians are concerned about the character and ideas of our political leaders. We need to be particularly concerned about how our universities are forming and feeding the minds of tomorrow’s leaders. As America doubles down on raising our next generations apart from God’s word, focusing instead on man’s opinions, and our culture rapidly declines, we must pray hard and re-commit ourselves to being witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The sun appears to be getting low on the horizon in the West. The light of the world shines the brightest in the dark. Shine Jesus shine!