religious correctness in higher education

According to this LA Times article, Patrick Henry College has lost five of its sixteen faculty members (one firing and four resignations) over an article in the college magazine that supported the value of truth:

"There is much wisdom to be gained from Parmenides and Plato, as well Machiavelli and Marx. […] When we examine the writings of any author, professed Christian or otherwise, the proper question is not, 'Was this man a Christian?' but 'Is this true?' "

That, in a nutshell, demonstrates the difference between liberal education and conservative indoctrination. For those of us in the reality-based community, the truth is paramount; for them, belief is more important than truth.

(Thanks to Andrew Sullivan for the tip.)


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