The Puritans of England came to America beginning in 1630 and soon established the Massachusetts Bay Colony. They started Harvard College in 1636 with the following mission statement:
"Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well the end of his life & studies is to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, and therefore to lay Christ in the bottom, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning."
The original motto “Truth for Christ and the Church” was adopted in 1692. There was a widely held belief that man's reason has limits and can be supplemented by God's revelation. Over the centuries, this belief has largely given way to one which dismisses God and holds man as ultimate authority in attainment of knowledge and reason.
Though the founders of Harvard intended the college for purposes to include glorification of God, enemies of that purpose have infiltrated their hallowed grounds.
Harvard targeted as grounds for Satanic worship
Most recently, a new insult has been directed toward Christians and toward our Creator. It hasn't been enough to ignore God, shut down the Christian point of view, and/or ridicule Christians. Now as seen by an "almost" event at Harvard, there is a desire to parody the Catholic church with intent to elevate Satan.
The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club had planned in the name of education to host the reenactment of an "historical event known as a Black Mass." However, their plans were short lived as many in the Harvard community and elsewhere expressed outrage over the insanity of flirting with evil.
The archdiocese of Boston advised the event must be canceled. He explained,
"The Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Boston expresses its deep sadness and strong opposition to the plan to stage a “black mass” on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge.
“For the good of the Catholic faithful and all people, the church provides clear teaching concerning satanic worship. This activity separates people from God and the human community, it is contrary to charity and goodness, and it places the participants dangerously close to destructive works of evil.” Fox News
USA Today "Harvard professor Christopher Robichaud said he was disappointed in how extreme the pushback against the event became. 'The goal turned from 'We want to share our discomfort with this,' to, 'We want it shut down,' he said. 'If it happens at places like Harvard, I don't know what expectations we should have.'"