Saturday, February 23, 2013

To Educate or Indoctrinate, Right versus Left.



 
 
 
 
 
 
Post updated at 10:45 2/23/2013

I read another article on the leftist website, Alternet.com. It was titled, How the Religious Right Is Helping De-Educate America's Youth, The bogus "school reform" movement isn't just about union-busting.” I like to see how the other side, the enemy of Christ and the enemy of American values, thinks. The article articulates the leftist philosophy and perspective quite well. It helps us to understand the hatred the Left has for Christians, Christ, and Christianity.

I made the following comments to the article and I reproduce them here:


Your use of the phrase, “Religiously conservative people, motivated by their perceived degradation of society,” needs to be addressed.

First, why can’t you say “Christian” or “Christian conservatives” or “persons possessing a biblical viewpoint” instead of “religiously conservative”? Are those ideas like the cross or the word “Jesus” to Satan or a demon?

Second, there is no “perceived” degradation at all. There is only ACTUAL degradation of our culture and our society. Since the 1960s we have been experiencing an incremental corruption of our culture. Removal of God, the Bible, and Prayer from our SCHOOLS and the substitution and proliferation of the secular humanistic philosophy has been destructive. It has produced a generation of moral relativists and low information voters who cannot recognize good or evil in their leaders, political and otherwise. ABORTION involves the murder of innocent boys and girls. HOMOSEXUALITY should not be celebrated; it should be condemned as anathema. The effect of VIOLENCE in movies and video games is condoned, tolerated, or minimized, while "guns" are primarily blamed for mass murders in recent times.

Your association of the “the Biblically driven” with “often racist,” is vitriolic and without justification. Who is racist when the abortion rate among minorities is significantly higher than non-minorities? Who is racist when the Left including the President and Democratic Party refuse to allow parents of minority students to use vouchers to send their children to non-governmental schools such as occurred in Washington, D.C.? Who is racist when teacher union appeasement takes precedence over providing children with an optimal education opportunity?

You said, “Challenging the historical mandate to provide a religion-neutral public education by insuring that the Bible become part of high school curricula.” For one thing, today’s education is infected by the Secular Humanist religion throughout. For another thing, the bible was THE textbook of early America. And, until the last 50 years or so, Prayer was permitted in our schools. So who is being revisionist?

Finally, you close your article with the statement, “is critical that Americans recognize not only the intent to privatize our schools but the vast Christian Right agenda behind it.” If the “vast Christian Right agenda” includes allowing parents the choice in where they can educate their children FREE FROM the indoctrination and propagandizing of an amoral secular humanists philosophy, moral relativism, political correctness nonsense, revisionist American history and directing taxpayer dollars in a way that aligns with parental ideals, values. Then, what is so fearsome, so wrong with that?



Here is one response to my comment from  Amy Butler wrote, “Religiously conservative is the correct term because there is really no difference in behavior or desire between religiously conservative Christians and religiously conservative Muslims--both want to control the laws, the people, and the thoughts of the countries where they are the majority. Neither has any tolerance for any individual thought or belief, and both pretend they are being assaulted by those who disagree with them.”


To lump orthodox, true Islam and orthodox, true Christianity together is absolutely wrong. There is a world of difference between the two. One is false and one is true. Though they my share some beliefs like the adultery and homosexual are immoral. How they deal with them is very different. For example, true Islam calls for the death penalty. Christianity calls for confession of sin and requesting forgiveness. Big difference...

Islam is a political, militaristic, and 'religious' ideology bent on subjugating the world to its perverse tenants. The core tenants were 'revealed' through one so-called prophet, who actually revised the Jewish scripture to fit his personal philosophy. He created a impersonal god who is devoid of love. Islam does not tolerate other religions or those that do not adhere to it. In fact, in many Muslim countries they will actually torture or kill those who would dare convert to Christianity or in any way reject Islam, blaspheme allah or his prophet. True Islam, as practiced by fundamentalists in Iran, Saudi Arabia, etc offers no choice, it only demands.

Whereas Christianity centers around a offering mankind a saving personal relationship with an eternal, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, triune God. Christian is based on the Judeo-Christian scriptures, which have been revealed and inspired by God through various authors in a unified, consistent message from God to mankind. Christianity tolerates and loves unbelievers. By tolerance it does not mean embracing the religion or philosophy of others, it means acknowledging other beliefs but not accepting or concurring or demanding allegiance or adherence. True Christianity offers people a choice to believe or not to believe. It does not force itself on people.
 













 

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