Schools dump idea of God - impacts small brains
The small brains I refer to are not necessarily always
children's. Without wanting to be rude, to view oneself as wise, and yet
dismiss the existence of an intelligent designer of our marvellous universe,
would surely indicate 'small brains', regardless of ones perceived academic
In the last days the debate of origin will rage
furiously, as men and women void of conscience seek to get rid of the 'God'
factor -– an those who believe, find the strength to say so.
If there is a God, a creator and a designer, there will be
law, there will be order and values -– and many modern people in
positions of authority and influence want independence from such a God!
"The values that restrain inner vices and develop
inner virtues are eroding. Undisciplined men and women, disdainful of their
moral heritage and skeptical of truth itself, are destroying our civilisation by
weakening the very pillars upon which it rests" Charles Colson.
Recently I was speaking to a group of Human Resource managers
at an Organisation in New Zealand. I introduced the topic of 'values' and
asked them to try to identify their 'personal values' and determine where
they might have picked them up. Most agreed, their values were developed from
what had been passed on to them at home via their parents, the second place
decided was school, and the third from work and life experience. Historically,
critical ideas about how to live and what is most valuable have been
passed on through these same mediums, with the inclusion of religious
organisations or community churches as well.
We quickly recognise the dilemma. Statistically, more
families are categorised as being dysfunctional than ever before. Schools have
removed values-based training from curriculum's. And less people are bothering
with church attendance. Combine these 3 areas, and we no longer wonder why NZ's
youth are struggling to develop a sense of right and wrong. There is a definite
deficit in 'solid values' being passed on -– stemming from a core
foundational error, 'doing away with intelligent design (God)' and accepting
the myth of evolution.
Back to my HR group. One young man in his mid twenties took
exception to the whole values discussion -– his view on life, was that a person
should 'discard everything they've been taught', and 'experiment, in the
pursuit of truth.' Part of his ideology I would acknowledge to have merit -–
because at some stage, every individual must question what they've been
taught, and determine personally if it is valid. "The unexamined life is not
worth living" and so forth. For instance, if a child has been raised in a
family that says there is 'No God', how can he/she ever change their view if
they do not take time out of 'the security of what they know' to
study new evidence. "The problem being" I tried to point out to this rude
young man "is that many young people do not get a second chance at 'experimenting'.
Their first experiment turns out to be their last -– small brains with big
responsibilities are a dangerous combination." Can you imagine a world where
everybody lived by their own rule, without a standard? It shouldn't be too
hard to imagine. Look around.
A familiar story - education: evolution & creation
In Ohio, after a long debate, the State Education Board
recently unanimously voted to approve new science standards -– which for the
first time in the state's history, includes evolution.
Intelligent Design creationism, which stresses the role
of a creator in establishing order in the natural world, will not be a part of
In response to the state board's vote, the Science Excellence
of All Ohioans group says: "While commending the State Board for
substantially implementing the teach-the-controversy proposal, we also note that
the language in the evolutionary theory sections is still problematic in
numerous places ... The language calling for inclusion of evidence both for and
against evolution could certainly be more specific. Also, we would prefer that
more explicit protection be given to educators who choose to discuss
alternatives to the theory of common descent." www.geotimes.org
It was a relatively short time ago (200 years) that the
majority of US Government officials elected to office were Christians. Indeed
the Delaware State Constitution of 1776 was very typical of that time "Everyone
appointed to public office must say 'I do profess faith in God the Father and
in the Lord Jesus Christ His only son, and in the Holy Ghost, one God, blessed
forevermore. And I do acknowledge the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments
to be given by Divine inspiration." My, haven't things changed.
May I urge you parents to spend time with your children
explaining 'why people are so desperate to push the theory of evolution
- taking God out of the equation.' Creation is not just an 'alternative view'
it carries irrefutable evidence which is both fascinating and logical. I
encourage you to read (study) the evidence for yourself. The Creation Research
Institute have material which will blow your mind and assist you to get to know
the real issues.
"Canst thou by searching find out God" Job 11:7 (the
answer is 'yes' -– because God wants to be found, Jeremiah 29:13-14)