View Single Post
Old 05-11-2009, 04:15 PM   #52
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 4,338

Originally Posted by BradBaughman View Post
so true, and every university we have was started by those Christians check out Harvards history, for missionarys
Someone correct me if I am wrong please. I thought Harvard was founded by the Massachusetts State Legislature as an independent school of no religious leanings. The name Harvard came from John Harvard, who donated hundreds of books to start the first library at the school.

I believe John Harvard was a clergyman, but they used his name because he donated the library, not for any religious reasons. Below is a passage from Harvard's own website. It seems to say that the school was founded to battle the Churches teachings:

"The College was never formally affiliated with a specific religious denomination. An early brochure, published in 1643, justified the College's existence: "To advance Learning and perpetuate it to Posterity; dreading to leave an illiterate Ministry to the Churches."

Last edited by TennisCoachFLA; 05-11-2009 at 04:19 PM.
TennisCoachFLA is offline