Thursday, December 21, 2006

Reverse Religious Correctness

The Devoted Student, By Mark C. Taylor
Published: December 21, 2006, in the New York Times Opinion page

An article by a professor who is concerned about religious intolerance leading to students' unwillingness or inability to question or think critically about things.

"The task of thinking and teaching, especially in an age of emergent fundamentalisms, is to cultivate a faith in doubt that calls into question every certainty." (I could easily quote the whole thing... better read it yourself.)

Read the letter here:

(The painting above is "St Mark Freeing a Christian Slave" by Tintoretto 1548, Accademia, Venice.)



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