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  1. Nov 2019
    1. Sassoon’s lament for the dehumanizing and destructive effects of technolatry represents “a true prophetic cry”:

      Does not Taylor in Secular Age speak to the same issue with the Christian's abandonment of the supernatural?

      Smith, J. K. A. (2014). How (not) to be secular: Reading Charles Taylor. Retrieved from https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=7AYaAwAAQBAJ

      Taylor, C. (2018). A secular age. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press.

  2. Sep 2017
    1. rather, as the proofs of the being of a god, the creator, preserver, & supreme ruler of the universe, the author of all the relations of morality, & of the laws & obligations these infer, will be within the province of the professor of ethics

      While the University decides to form a secular institution, it upholds religious values through shifting the power to teach moral lessons from the hands of God to those of the professors. This is significant because it demonstrates that the school does not want to be seen as a bad influence on students because it does not have an affiliated religion. Rather, this freedom of belief allows professors of potentially different religions to instill the shared importance of morality to the students. This argument is persuasive but I am not sure if it would have been strong enough to convince many religious parents to send their children to school at the University.