Radio host Dennis Prager, in National Review, says God is not doing well at college. In fact, most Western universities are “secular seminaries” whose agenda is to “produce (left-wing) secularists.”
Conor Friedersdorf over at The Atlantic disagrees. There’s no conspiracy to undo the faith of students, he says; and, even if there were, universities aren’t organized enough to pull it off. If religious conservatives are losing, Conor suggests they blame themselves for not doing in 18 years what colleges seem to do in 4.
Who’s right? Both are. Many studies demonstrate the secularist bent of colleges and universities. And, remember, it’s not direct attacks on religion that really do damage; it’s the assumed secularism throughout the curriculum and student life programs.
On the other hand, the level of competition should determine preparation. If students aren’t prepared for the battle of ideas, that’s our fault. Summit Ministries can help. Come to thepointradio.org to find out more.