Stephen Meyer, founder of the Discovery Institute, has a warning for Christian parents. Once they send their kids to college, they can expect to have their upbringing challenged.
"It's often a very unsettling time period for students, and in no small part because of the intellectual challenges that they're going to encounter -- the challenge to the worldview that they have likely been raised with," the program director explains.
And he laments that students entering Christian colleges and universities are not necessarily immune.
"It can be very disorienting if you have biologists who are Christians but Darwinists, or psychologists who are Christians but behaviorists who think that all human behavior is determined by genes and environment," Dr. Meyer notes.
For those who don't know, many fundies consider critical thinking to be the eighth deadly sin. It's a big reason a lot of them opt to put their kids in a bubble--homeschooling or private school, filtered Internet service, and in some cases getting TV from places like SkyAngel. Apparently Meyer doesn't like the fact that a growing number of born-agains actually have their minds broadened in college and the mission field.