Higher education depending on denomination

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Higher education depending on denomination

I remember reading somewhere, perhaps here, a summary of a study into the fraction of denominational members who have college degrees. I can't remember which one had the highest fraction of educated members, but I remember the Jehovah's Witnesses being at the bottom, even lower than southern baptists. Anyone recall or have seen that summary or study?


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No idea but all southern

No idea but all southern baptists have PhD's so I doubt the study was that reliable.


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yeah, a degree from Moody

yeah, a degree from Moody Bible College is not the same as a degree from Yale.


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i was raised joho, so i can

i was raised joho, so i can surely see them at the bottom.  They do preach that although post secondary education is allowed, it is howerver frown upon as it "takes you from your godly education", and leaves you vulnerable to the "minds of the wordly".  Isnt it sick thay can preach this and get away with it.  Anyways just though id throw that tidbit in their. 


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NoMoreCrazyPeople wrote:i

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i was raised joho, so i can surely see them at the bottom.  They do preach that although post secondary education is allowed, it is howerver frown upon as it "takes you from your godly education", and leaves you vulnerable to the "minds of the wordly".  Isnt it sick thay can preach this and get away with it.  Anyways just though id throw that tidbit in their. 

Yeah, I talked to Jehovah's Witnesses who said exactly that, and then I saw the summary which quantified the whole thing, confirming it. Now I can't find it, and I had to argue this point against some jackass JW without the reference Sad


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I couldn't find much, but to

I couldn't find much, but to me it seems fairly obvious.

www.useless-knowledge.com/1234/feb/article156.html

 

www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp

 

I wish I could find more.


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NoMoreCrazyPeople wrote:i

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i was raised joho, so i can surely see them at the bottom.  They do preach that although post secondary education is allowed, it is howerver frown upon as it "takes you from your godly education", and leaves you vulnerable to the "minds of the wordly".  Isnt it sick thay can preach this and get away with it.  Anyways just though id throw that tidbit in their. 

yeah, and i'd like to bring to everyone's attention the sick shit that college-based parachurch organizations like campus crusade for christ, intervarsity fellowship, young life, fellowship of christian athletes, etc., do.  their staff members frequently pressure and emotionally blackmail ambitious students into easy bullshit majors like "communications" so that they'll have more time to become further involved in the organization.  campus crusade is especially guilty of this.  i know because i was briefly on staff with them after college.  they didn't divert me from my major or my studies, but i saw it happen to a lot of my friends.  your job as a staff person is ultimately to create new staff people, and i don't give a damn how strongly they insist otherwise.  it's called "discipleship," and one is strongly encouraged to have spiritual "children" and "grandchildren."  there's a whole process in place to gently coax you into coming on staff by the time you graduate.

this is one of the big reasons why i left.  i refused to pressure students out of their goals.  i was always a black sheep in that organization and frequently got "rebuked."

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Such a waste of potential.

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