March 22, 2007

Outlearning Faith

I read a statistic yesterday that said that "roughly 50% of students walk away from their faith in God during college." Now, this is obviously a very loaded statistic, what does faith mean? what does walking away mean? But, the easy conclusion that you could come to from this statistic is that once people became properly educated, they dismiss the childish superstitions of their youth. They're too smart for faith in what they can not see anymore. But, for those of us who are confident in the existence of God, this is even more of a perplexing statistic, and makes us question the value of a college curriculum that closes the eyes to the things not of this world.