I wonder if there was a way to meld the two...
The anima that vitalizes the religious spirit is powerful. Religion somehow has the abililty to connect with people on a very deep level. What if you could combine academia and the religious/spiritual being in order to create a culture of people who see knowledge and wisdom of all things as divine?
What would it be about? It would be about understanding truth and applying knowledge wisely while also developing the character to adhere to truth and avoid self-corruption or being corrupted.
If you were to build a nation of truly good people...what would it be like? What would be it's policies? How would it treat other people around them? What happens when you are attacked? If you were to build a good man or woman...how do you start? What do you teach them? What does a good man or woman believe in?