How Secular Indoctrination Also Infects Conservatives

Nena Arias | April 9, 2018

It is common knowledge that our colleges and universities are indoctrinating and producing students with a godless liberal mindset even though they didn’t start out that way when they arrived there.

Many professors in institutions of higher learning have made it their life’s goal to influence their student’s value systems in the subjects of God and religion to the point of completely secularizing them.  

They forcefully push the issue that God is not essential to morality — that without God, morality is whatever anybody wants to make it—a matter of personal or popular opinion. This is a point many atheist scholars try to drive home in their debates as they present their arguments. It is quite surprising that even so-called conservatives take strong issue with this and argue that God is morally unnecessary — so where would any educated person get the basis for their morals?

Can a person who wants to be conservative necessarily need to be religious? If not, where does their conservative moral compass come from?

America was founded on biblical Christian principles. Wouldn’t a conservative seek to conserve all of America’s basic principles?

The secular education — primary school through university — is so strong that it has successfully secularized students from conservative homes, even those who have been brought up all their lives with conservative-religious values. By the same token, secular education has empowered the liberal students all the more. Many well-educated conservatives have embraced secular values and accepted a secular and godless America without a fight.

Living in America, what do secular conservatives do with statements like what John Adams said: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

What about when they read George Washington’s Farewell Address, when he said, “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports”? They either have to ignore this statement completely or see it as an antiquated aspect of the founders’ mindset that they have been programmed with, as if they could not have sorted out their thoughts through critical thinking of their own.

Some critical questions for conservatives are: will America be able to prosper and survive — as the nation we love if we abandon God and religion?

What will happen to Western culture?

What will give life meaning to future generations of Americans without the biblical foundation like our culture has had until now?

If you say you are conservative, what makes you different from left-wing secularists if you leave God out?

What writings or philosophy of life will provide the wisdom to the American people equal or superior to the Bible?

Change for change’s sake is not the answer if you don’t have something of equal or superior value to replace what you have. This is the reasoning of true intelligence. But granted, as conservatives we must be better prepared to give reason for our belief.

“But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.”
(1 Peter 3:15)