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    The Unexamined Life - Secularity at Beloit College pt. 1


    by jlopcep


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    So glad I found this video through Beloit's Interfaith page! I am an '09 Beloit alum who spent my fresh and soph year driving other Catholic students to Mass every Sunday, participating in a Catholic discussion group, and enduring respectful questions from my atheist Beloiter friends like, "Can you help me understand what a soul is?" For the first time in my life I was exposed to non-Catholic belief systems as I went on trips with Interfaith to visit Buddhist monks, talked with my Jewish roommate, and analyzed various belief systems in Anthropology and Religious Studies classes. Fast-forward to today, where I am an Atheist working at a Methodist college, constantly finding myself frustrated by my discomfort with people of faith. This video helped remind me where my secular assumptions come from and critique the Beloit norm that religious equals "un-progressive." I don't think Beloit is "where religion goes to die," but I do think the exposure to other faiths helped me change mine.
    By dm_50fa0555450773 years ago