Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Faithless Cathedrals of Learning

We are living in "cathedrals of learning" without the faith that built them. We are living in a free society without the faith that built it. There are great consequences as a result...


CATHEDRALS AND FAITH
by Thomas Sowell
Townhall.com

In the grand scheme of things, the recent resignation of Harvard's president, Lawrence Summers, was a small episode. But its implications are large and reach beyond Harvard -- and well beyond the academic world.

David Riesman said that we are living in the cathedrals of learning, without the faith that built those cathedrals. We are also living in a free society without the faith that built that society -- and without the conviction and dedication needed to sustain it.

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