Tuesday, December 21, 2010

An Endorsement of American Catholic Higher Education

"Because it is an overtly religious place, it's not strange or weird to care about your religion here, to pray and make God a priority," said one of the students profiled in this story — Enrollment of Muslim students is growing at Catholic colleges in U.S.. "I feel there is something powerful here because people are thinking about God all the time and not just about their own life or studies," said another.

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Blogger love the girls said...

What it is not, is an endorsement for sending our own children to the average Catholic university.

One more reason for selectively sending our children to Christendom, TAC, Wyoming Catholic College and the like.

11:32 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

For me, it was not until I spent a year living in the Islamic world that I found myself among people for whom it was "not strange or weird to care about your religion" and who were "thinking about God all the time and not just about their own life."

A Catholic friend who spent time in Calcutta filed a similar report. He found it difficult to talk to Hindus, for whom religious indifferentism is essentially a dogma (all paths lead to the same goal, etc.), but he found Muslims actually cared religiouis matters.

4:43 PM  
Blogger love the girls said...

And my experience is from those Muslims who actually attended American universities. I wouldn't let my daughters within a 1000 yards of them. And the stories I heard from girls I knew of their dealings with them were sickening.

2:50 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

I can only speak of the Muslims I've taught personally, in America and in Malaysia. They only ones I'd worry about were the ones who ate prok and drank alcohol, i.e. who took theie religion as seriously as the average American.

One of the problems is that the global perception that American girls are all whores, and this fair game. The Catholic exchange students from Latin America had this same attitude.

8:01 AM  

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