More college dorm rules based on religious beliefs

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  • psittacus Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 6, 2013 9:50 a.m.

    After seeing what goes on in the "let it all hang out" groups, and realizing that religion is a natural phenomenon (ref: Daniel Dennett), I can see rather high value in having what some would term "religious values" in such a setting. Less drugs & alcohol. An environment which is more conducive to real study & learning. Sounds fine to me. It's not quite so simple to say something is "faith based." We need to change the definitions, move forward, and be careful not to throw out the baby of good highly valuable fully natural human values, with the bath water of mysticism. How can we do that? It's very hard work. The bottom line is that I'm now much more in favor of having university living environments which are less prone to having students go off the rails into drug & alcohol abuse, & getting STDs. There's some very good & highly valuable naturalistic reasons for keeping young adults away from these things. :-) Freedom From Religion? We can't really have that because "religion" is fully human. Freedom from mysticism & lies maybe, but not from fully human good old fashioned positive values. Let's keep those.

  • sashabill Morgan Hill, CA
    Sept. 5, 2013 12:00 a.m.

    With all of the talk we have been hearing about "diversity," it's good to see that at least some universities are beginning to practice what they preach.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Sept. 4, 2013 7:57 a.m.

    Ohhh, I can't wait to read about the dorms with the religous rules about "free love" or "human sacrifice". This is going to be entertaining...