Thursday, September 1, 2011

Religion and Education

... leaders adopted the liberal's solution to their problem.  That was to let religion go but to replace it with education, which supposedly would exercise the same efficacy.  The separation of education from religion, one of the proudest achievements of modernism, is but an extension of the separation of knowledge from metaphysics.

Source: Richard Weaver, Ideas Have Consequences 1948 

Metaphysics is a branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the fundamental nature of being and the world, although the term is not easily defined. Traditionally, metaphysics attempts to answer two basic questions in the broadest possible terms:
  1. "What is there?"
  2. "What is it [...] like?"

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