Originally Posted by Literature
Well, what do you think the purpose of stevieray's post was? I took it as a statement that religion and education aren't inherently opposed, and perhaps when combined, lead to preeminent centers of enlightenment and understanding.
I took it to be pointing out that Harvard was founded on religion. Which it was. It was created to be a school for Christian ministers. But stevieray is the master at mysterious one sentence befuddlement, so it's very likely I didn't interpret his meaning correctly.
Either way, Harvard is no longer a school for Christian ministers, and has obviously distanced itself considerably from church influence in the majority of its matters.