Published: Saturday, Feb. 27 2010 1:06 p.m. MST
If you want to find the most reactionary, fundamental, staunch believers in
religion, find illiterate people. If you want to find people who contribute to
the arts, advance medicine, write the great books, then look to educated,
well-read folks. Throughout time Religion has sought to keep people in
the dark and supress questioning anything. The Dark Ages were not caused by
liberal minds. Fundamentalists believe in their myths and stories, educated
folks use the scientific method
College is where you generally lose your cynicism, assuming you open your mind
to all the things you might learn there.Some people, Mero included,
perhaps miss much of what is offered in a university level education. Maybe
that is why it is Mero, and not your average university student, who is so
"education has long threatened a sector of the population, noting "Socrates died
for that," after Greek rulers decided he was corrupting the youth of Athens by
teaching them theories that didn't align with prevailing beliefs."Something’s never change... I always find it ironic that
Conservative Christians are forever "bashing" universities hatefully labeling
them as liberal...
College opened my mind.Seeing people suffering through out the world
made me Liberal.
People who go to college tend to be more intelligent than the average
population. Since they are smarter there is a greater likelihood they will be
liberal. It all makes perfect sense.
is incompatible with the teachings of Jesus. I find it ironic that I, as an
agnostic, have to be the one to point out to religious folks that Jesus would
never ask for a co-pay or if you had a pre-existing condition.
Why is it that so many liberal people who post in these articles are so full of
hate for "conservatives"?I know plenty of brilliant people with
great jobs who are very thoughtful, tolerant, literate, and oh yeah - religious
and conservative. I also know a lot of people who fit the same basic description
but are liberal instead. And we are all friends - imagine that!!
indoctrination that the vast majority of colleges and universities give to their
students, many turn out moderate or conservative or perhaps liberal, but not
quite as much as Ward Churchill. I guess students leaving our liberal colleges
are more "open minded" and "freer thinkers" than we think...go figure.
They're minds are so open that there brains fell out.
will set us free.Therefore we need to look for the truth. If we think we have
it, then the search is over and our minds, values become stagnants.The
glory of God is intelligence, why not use it?There are many, many (myself
among them) liberals, who question everything and believe in social justice and
in the gospel because we are liberals. Because we see Jesus as a leader pursuing
the dignity of all human beings. I'm a Christian and as such I am not afraid of
respecting different life styles, values, and ideas. God is bigger than any
church,human principle or interpretation of his word.Education formal or
informal is liberating and challenging, embrace it and start living.
Instead of taking the "micro" view, as Mero does, why not see the "macro" view
as it pertains to the entire country? Where is the greatest concentration of
college students, and where are they hardest to find? If the answers are
"Boston, MA" and the "Deep South, excluding Florida", respectively, then you
have your answer. Higher education does have a liberalizing effect. It's not by
accident that the GOP is now based firmly in Dixie.
Strait is the gate and narrow is the way to eternal life.
Now I understand why Republicans are so against education. If people become
smart, they become liberal. We certainly can't have that.
some people get educated far beyond their intelegence. learning is good but it
doesnt make you smart or give you wisdom
Education builds charactor, appreciation and concern for more than ones self
with a liberal heart to help and share with others.
republicans aren't against education any more than democrats hate free speech.
You liberals would like to think that the reason graduates have become more
liberal is become they've become smarter, but that's not the case.They've become more liberal because they've been immersed for four years in
theory instead of real life. In theory liberalism makes all the sense in the
world; it suffers terribly in practice. The further one gets from
the reality of what it takes to get ahead in life, the more liberal they
become.Look no further than actors, musicians, professional
athletes, career politicians, academia, etc., etc.The only major
exception to this is with union members, who are captive to their hyper-liberal
indoctrinating union leadership and fearful of falling out of step.
Paul Mero is just mad at college students cause they voted for Obama.
College grads more liberal? I'm not so sure about that. I know from my college
Statistics class that you can prove about anything you want in a poll. The
Sutherland Institute is going to get a different outcome than a Liberal group
will. I think I met an equal amount of Liberals and Conservatives in College.
What I did learn is to open my mind. I became more aware of the Cultural
differences and similarities between people and to respect that.
I attended a liberal college for my undergraduate degree and basically told the
profs what they wanted to hear for 4 years, got my degree, and came out of it
even more conservative than when I went in.Most of the profs there
had never had a job in the real world and were constantly griping about their
pay and funding for education. Very few of them cared about me as a student or
really educating people.I got the first of my 2 master's degrees
from an oft-maligned on-line school. The instructors were people who (gasp!)
had actually worked in the field they were teaching and I learned so much more
than my wasted 4 years in undergrad.In the private sector, I haven't
found many liberals - at least not in management. Most of the liberals I
encounter are obsessed with grievances instead of bucking up and getting the job
done despite the challenges.
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