Every day the Secular Progressives of academia provide us with grist for the mill. Here a survey reveals a little bit of the mindset of the Academy and the impact having a college education makes on people’s beliefs about God and country.
(CNSNews.com) – College professors are more likely than the average person to believe that the Ten Commandments are irrelevant today — and to think that America is a corrupting influence on good people, according to a new study released Monday.
Those who teach on American college campuses are more likely to agree with the statements “America corrupts otherwise good people” and “The Ten Commandments are irrelevant today,” according to the report, which was unveiled at a news conference at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., conducted by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, an educational organization based in Wilmington, Del.
Dr. Richard Brake, director of ISI’s Culture of Enterprise Initiative, cautioned that the survey results DO NOT say that all–or even most–college teachers think that America corrupts otherwise good people — or that the Ten Commandments are irrelevant. “But they are more likely to think that having taught college, and they are more likely to think that compared to the rest of the population,” Brake said.
Brake explained that ISI randomly sampled 2,508 Americans from all walks of life, asking them 39 questions designed to elicit their beliefs, including the question: “(Do you agree or disagree): America corrupts otherwise good people.”
“When we filtered all those other impacts that might influence the way you might answer that question and just looked at the impact of being a teacher in college, we found that there were six propositions that (teaching at a college) had a significant statistical influence on. Number one was, ‘America corrupts otherwise good people.’
“Being a college teacher made them more likely to agree with that proposition,” Brake added.
Likewise, professors were also more likely than other Americans to agree with the statement: “The Ten Commandments are irrelevant for today.” “Now, again, even college professors don’t (all) think the Ten Commandments are totally irrelevant, but they believe that much more so than the regular population.” Brake told CNSNews.com.
College professors, according to the report, were also more likely to agree with the statement: “Educators should instill more doubt in students and reject certainty.” That’s not surprising, Brake said, given that today’s professoriate was trained from the 60’s and 70’s onward to be skeptical, adhering to the mantra of “Question Authority.” “These are the people that are now our professors–the ones that said ‘Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Western Civ has got to go,” Brake told CNSNews.com.
In 2006 and 2007, ISI administered a 60-question multiple-choice exam testing 14,000 college freshmen and seniors on their knowledge of American history, government, foreign affairs and market economics. The students failed on average in both years.In 2008, the focus shifted toward comparing the civic literacy of college graduates to non-college graduates. Seventy-one percent of Americans taking the test flunked and college students were not much more knowledgeable about American history and institutions than other citizens.
In 2010, the study’s principal findings, Brake said, are that those who possess college degrees are more likely than those who don’t to favor same-sex marriage and abortion on demand, and less likely to agree that “anyone can succeed in America with hard work and perseverance” or that teachers should be allowed to lead prayers in public schools.
The rest, here.
Well there you have it. The more edumacated you are the less you give a rat’s ass about the very foundation of Western culture–The Ten Commandments. It seems to me the Academy goes out of its way to prove the tenuous link between a person’s wisdom and his intelligence or education. If there is any correlation at all you might be forgiven for thinking it’s an inverse one.
Notice also their hatred for America is right up there with their disdain for the Bible. The reasons are manyfold. Their contempt for regular Americans and their backward “desert religion” (that’s how they see christianity), even though they will deny till they’re blue in the face America is a christian nation; our foreign policy which doesn’t tilt Left enough for them; our capitalist system which will never be quite socialist enough for their tastes (compare the welfare state of present-day America to how it was before the New Deal). In short, we aren’t the SecProg utopia of their fantasies yet. But although they believe America “corrupts” you, don’t you dare question their patriotism! Hoo boy! lol. Try to make sense of that one if you can.
It boils down to this, gentle readers. Secular Progressivism has become a replacement religion to these folks. Everybody has got to believe in something higher. The result is that Christianity has been placed in direct competition with these Utopians and their Earthly religion. I don’t think it had to be that way, at least not in the U.S. which never had a state Church propping up the status quo. But that’s how it ended up. They believe Christianity stands in the way. Thus they have made it a contest between the two– their religion vs ours. And because you cannot serve two masters, you have to choose one. These intellectuals have chosen their’s, and so have we. We are at odds, and there is no avoiding it.
These are the people educating your children and future generations of the West. Your little Johnny goes off to college, and he never comes back. So parents, choose wisely where you decide to send your money. Because everything you taught little Johnny to believe is up for grabs once he falls into their clutches. The Left’s fertility rate is far lower than the Right’s. This is how they keep up with us. You have the child and raise him, then send him off to replenish the Left’s diminishing ranks after you did all the hard work. Works out pretty good for them!