It used to be that the purpose of “higher” education was to examine ideas. It seems now that it is to accomplish what Paul warns us of in Romans 12:1 – 2, the purpose is to squeeze us into a mental, social, aspiritual, and verbal mold. Ironic that the very institutions that were founded for the purpose of equipping for the spreading of the gospel are now committed to the propagation of a “settled” godless worldview.
The students do not benefit from this. My friend was telling us of a group with whom he was talking who were discussing the SCOTUS ruling on same sex unions. There was not one who would admit to disagreeing. My friend felt that if he had spoken, he would have been reported and possibly banned from the campus.
In some of the countries in which the Lord has allowed me to serve in the past few years, disagreement with the prevailing religion or conversion to Christianity is punishable by death. For me speaking in the name of Christ to one who was not a believer would mean my forced removal from the country or worse. That level of physical tyranny is not yet being felt here, but it soon will be. There is a couple in Oregon that probably would disagree.