Diversity The Greatest Moral Virtue, New Study Finds

July 18, 2013 by  
Filed under Libs & Trads


According to a new study out today by Georgetown University’s Department of Theology, the theological and moral virtues are no longer the only virtues for attaining happiness, and the greatest of all the virtues has long been ignored.

“We’re not talking about environmentalism,” Department of Theology head Deborah Mortiman told the EOTT in an interview earlier this morning. “It’s even more basic than that. What the biblical writers fail to note is the place of diversity in the Christian life.”

According to Mortiman’s recently published study, Diversity: The Lost Virtue, the titular habit entails “not just celebrating differences, but creating more.”

“Diversity is greater than the other virtues, the study contends, because ‘what better thing is there than diversity?'” Jacob Genger, a fellow researcher, who was stunned by the omission in Christ’s teaching said. “Even Jesus did not realize the importance of this virtue. He said things like, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life,’ and, ‘You adore that which you know not: we adore that which we know.'”

Whether this exclusion “was due to invincible ignorance on his part or pure malice we cannot say,” Mortiman later added. “All we can say is, he wasn’t on board with diversity.”