Liberal college professors, who were anti-Christian and anti-America, were around even when I was a student in the late 1960’s. There did not seem to be as many, however, who were as aggressively vocal in so many areas of life as there are today.
Yes, I did attend a Christian college and university, but there were former ministers there who did not believe much of the Bible and were vocal in saying so. There were also professors who were politically left of center and wore their opinions like a badge of honor. There were political conservatives on the faculties as well. There were quite a few professors from Cuba who had escaped Fidel Castro’s communist revolution on that island. One of my core professors was an east European Christian who had survived a Nazi concentration camp during World War II and the communist take-over of his country afterwards.
Regardless of political persuasion, I remember my professors in both schools as being tolerant of disagreement and debate. Today, this is no longer true in higher education. Ridicule and personal verbal (sometimes violent) attacks have replaced reason and argument in settling differences of opinion. The secular-progressive agenda now dominates most college campuses because liberal, socialist professors have, over the years, become the overwhelming majority of teachers in these educational institutions. Their agenda has changed substantially the content of what is being taught and encouraged revisionism to run amuck. This should be enough to give concerned parents pause in the selection of Johnny’s college. David Limbaugh gives parents insight into what they may expect:
You know the drill. The professorate will aggressively beat into your children’s heads that America is not the greatest nation in history, but largely responsible, through action or inaction, for much of the suffering in the world and that it is imperialistic, exploitive and selfish. They’ll say that Christianity is narrow, intolerant, anti-intellectual, anti-science, homophobic, hateful and judgmental and that capitalism is corrupt and skewed toward the “rich” and big corporations. They’ll say or imply that political conservatism is inherently racist, homophobic, sexist, militaristic, unenlightened, close-minded, mean-spirited and uncompassionate. . . .
Christian parents should not assume their kids are equipped to filter out the false claims they will likely encounter. Christianity is the opposite of how it is often portrayed in our culture and is none of those negative things indicated above. You owe it to yourselves and your kids to anticipate the attacks and think through how they can be countered. Don’t assume your excellent child rearing will be enough. We must stand up to the challenge and test our own faith, if necessary, reviewing what and why we believe. If we can’t explain it, should we expect our kids to understand it?
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