Daniel Quinn Mills is the Albert J. Weatherhead, Jr. Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus. His tenure at Harvard lasted from 1976 to 2007. He consults with major corporations and governments[…]
Religion, Mills says, is the only secure foundation for ethical and moral behavior.
Question: What do you believe?
D. Quinn Mills: Religion plays a very significant role, because what is most important to me about religion is I think it is the only secure a basis for ethical and moral behavior. And I think that as religion decays, ethics and morality decay dramatically, and I think that often happens in history with material prosperity and with lack of danger generally speaking, and I think that is happening again. So, I look not to doctrinaire religion. I am not religious in doctrinaire fashion and the protestism in the Christian church gave us that. So, I read the Bible and the religious classics and I think that what they mean to me and what I think they should mean the other people, and it plays a huge role in my life in that regard.