I recently read the article "Must students deny religion to get college degree?" written by Marisa Martin.
As a student who is currently in college, this article felt quite relevant to what I have been observing for my entire college career. Ms. Martin was writing solely on the denial of religion in art departments, however. I wanted to shed light onto the rest of the departments in schools as well.
In a place where the "taboo" is supposed to be "on limits," it seems as though religion has transcended "taboo" and in fact become "off limits." I see it denied, as stated in the article, in a historical context most frequently; however, I've found professors quite hesitant to bring up religion in discussions and debates as well. I feel as though anything written in a religious text seems to have no historicity in the eyes of the secular collegiate community, even though these are some of the most well-documented times in postmodernist history.
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I think it boils down to the cultural relativism that seems to be the underlying doctrine of most secular institutions. I feel amazingly fortunate to be able to be in school, though, and hope to use my time to correct injustices like the denial of religion for future students.