Last edited by JustinS; 02-29-12 at 03:22 PM.
The more one learns aboit what makes people "tick", how the world actually works, the more likely you are to end up being what liberals consider "liberal".
You yourself have stated that upon learning more about various issues, your opinions have changed, become more "liberal". College professors learn a lot about a lot of things and are exposed to many perspectives. This tends to cut down on the kind of black and white thinking which tends to be a hallmark of "conservative" thought.
I've met several people raised conservative, who look at the world in a very conservative way, who "learned" to be liberal.
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
I'm thinking more along the lines of classes that explain why gay marriage/abortion are wrong, and logical explanations/arguments as to why.
It is my observation that colleges tend to be more socially-liberal. It's doubtful a college like Berkeley would allow a traditionally Christian/socially-conservative professor. There may exist some, but definitely not as much as atheist/secular/socially-liberal professors.
I could just abandon all of my religious beliefs.
But I don't think I can. I think I can be incredibly learned on the existence God created, and every little detail within it, and still have faith.
Perhaps I step out of the bounds of this topic, but I think increased intellect doesn't necessarily mean one should be liberal or atheist. In fact, there is a man named Chris Langan, who has 200 1Q, who is trying to prove the existence of God.
I think I can learn how people "tick," for example Seasonal Affective Disorder, and still remain in my faith. Microscopy is another pool of knowledge that intensely interests me; yet, from what I have experienced in my own life, people say that to accept science is to be atheist/liberal/progressive. There are some exceptions I'm sure but it's still an annoyance for people to tell me I'm irrational or dumb for having a faith.
HOWEVER, I do agree that some studies can persuade people to be liberal, ASSUMING that said liberal postion is NOT a part of religion. Forexample, I was typically raised to be against global warming/climate. However, one can be as socially-conservative as Pentecostal/Apostolic Christians and still believe in the crisis of climate change. Imo, that's because global warming has no relevance on the whole religious/irreligious saga.
I have become a bit liberal on nonreligious issues, like climate change, government programs for the poor, etc. However, I refuse to think that increased knowledge and immersion in academi means I'm more apt to be socially-liberal.
Even the whole of logic, in its entirety, I think Traditional Christians can wield with skill. It would benefit me to find a person with my same social/religious beliefs with a mastery of logic; that'd really help me, imo.
There are classes that explain religious beliefs on most college campuses, including issues on gay marriage and abortion. Because you say "explain why gay marriage is wrong" rather than "explain why certain religions think gay marriage is wrong," you appear to be looking for colleges that tell students what to believe about gay marriage/abortion rather than simply educating them on various beliefs. Places like that exist - they are called "Bible colleges".I'm thinking more along the lines of classes that explain why gay marriage/abortion are wrong, and logical explanations/arguments as to why.
I'm sure they would allow such person although I'm not sure such a person would enjoy the student body.It is my observation that colleges tend to be more socially-liberal. It's doubtful a college like Berkeley would allow a traditionally Christian/socially-conservative professor. There may exist some, but definitely not as much as atheist/secular/socially-liberal professors.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sic Semper Progressivism
As a dreamer of dreams and a travellin' man, I have chalked up many a mile.
Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks and I've learned much from both of their styles!
Well, you can't have it both ways. If liberal = pro-science, and conservative = anti-science; some conservatives anti-education and liberals pro-education; can't you only expect to be left behind by the rest of the advancing world with that type of logic?
If you've done your job and raised your kids effectively the way you wish, why should you be worried about about "evil" college professors corrupting their brains?
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.