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Fundamentalist:  The pretentious circus’s favorite term to defame and demean someone instead of answering his or her argument

The New “F Word” on College Campuses: Fundamentalism

It’s really funny, almost.  And sad. Too many faculty at Christian universities are more afraid of “fundamentalism” than they are of agnosticism or outright atheism and its secularist implications. Most dangerous of all, they are even more afraid of Christian fundamentalism than Christian Leftism, which acts almost exactly like agnosticism or progressive secularism and supports […]

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Grand Larceny: The Secular Conversion of Christian Colleges

Eighty years after the founding of Harvard, Cotton Mather and his fellow pastors saw that Harvard was losing its founding purpose. They were so concerned about Harvard’s mission drift that they started a new college: Yale. Most Ivy League colleges were started as Christian colleges, but we have seen a consistent pattern over the centuries: the […]

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Translation: the parents of these students have been doing a miserable job of preparing their children for polite and civil society, and we have to completely reorient them, as soon as possible.

Parents are Idiots

In a recent faculty discussion of diversity, a professor of social ethics expressed disappointment that his students, having finished his course, had not come to the conclusion that the Iraq war was unjust. Let’s unpack this. First, he seems to believe that the justness of war is related to the discussion of diversity. How would that be, […]

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Beware of tolerance police in universities!

The Left at Christian Universities: The intolerant lovers of “tolerance”

Christian universities who require faculty to hold certain faith beliefs violate academic freedom, according to the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) — the Canadian version of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), “Academic freedom is violated at universities in Canada that seek to ensure an ideologically or religiously homogeneous academic staff,” says the CAUT […]

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