Oh, how things have changed! There really was a time in America where the Bible was mandatory reading as a textbook in public school. Sunday School was taken very seriously and the children were respectful and reverent. We remembered to keep the Sabbath holy; which often meant no television, radio or other worldly pursuits. Prayer was a part of everyday life in the home, and not just at dinner time. Families attended church together regularly, and received sound instruction in the Word of God, which was seen as valuable beyond measure — for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16).
How sad that we have torn down these foundations.
Read more: https://newswithviews.com/foundations-on-sinking-sand/
What else can be the result when everyone can identify as a member of a poor, oppressed group?:
Parents and members of the NAACP are up in arms as the Delaware Department of Education forges ahead to allow students of all ages to self-declare their race and gender without parents’ knowledge or permission…
Read more: https://iotwreport.com/delaware-k-12-schools-students-may-choose-their-race-and-gender-and-keep-it-secret-from-parents/
Dr. Jordan Peterson, a popular intellectual critic, warned Canadian Christians to stand up for their religious rights if they valued them, because the Canadian government does not.
He also points out that Canada was built on Christian values, which are now being destroyed:
Peterson also said the body of Judeo-Christian beliefs is inextricably related to political and economic institutions based on concepts of individual liberties and sovereignty. He argued that Canadians should seek to change their understanding of how traditional Christian beliefs form the metaphysical basis for the kind of government and society that Canada seeks to maintain.
Read more: http://www.dailycaller.com/2018/06/20/peterson-urges-canadian-christians-to-defend-rights/
The Christian underpinnings of Canada used to be taught in Ontario’s public schools even into the early 1990’s. In one generation, we’ve gone from recognizing the basis of our liberties to denying the rights of Christian law school graduates to practice law in Ontario if they have graduated from a Christian law school. Destroy the foundation and the entire edifice crumbles.
Funny. My daughter and I have recently been reading these books and we haven’t found anything offensive. Even if we did, we would see that as an accurate and educational portrayal of people’s historical attitudes and not something to be banned:
The famed author of the Little House on the Prairie series has been put out to pasture.
In a unanimous vote on Saturday, the board of the Association for Library Service to Children agreed to remove Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from the group’s top award honoring children’s literature authors over her depiction of blacks and Native Americans in her work.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5883031/Laura-Ingalls-Wilders-REMOVED-childrens-literature-honor-depiction-blacks.html
Mary E. Burt, Stories from Plato and Other Classic Writers, ATLANTIS, THE LOST ISLAND:
It does not make a grain of difference whether there over was an Atlantis or not. Plato’s story was just as true as if he had said, “There will be a Roman Empire, which will fall because its people will love riches better than virtue.”
The principle always holds. No nation can stand except through the uprightness and simplicity of its citizens.
Turkish MP Alparslan Kavaklıoğlu recently stated:
“The fortune and wealth of the world is moving from the West to the East. Europe is going through a time that is out of the ordinary. Its population is declining and aging. It has a very old population. So, people coming from outside get the jobs there. But Europe has this problem. All of the newcomers are Muslim. From Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Turkey. Those who come from these places are Muslim. It is now at such a level that the most popular name in Brussels, Belgium is Mohammed. The second most popular name is Melih [Malih] and the third one is Ayşe [Aisha].”
“the Muslim population will outnumber the Christian population in Europe. This… has increased the nationalistic, xenophobic and anti-Islam rhetoric there. Hence, marginal, small parties have started to get large numbers of votes… But there is no remedy for it. Europe will be Muslim. We will be effective there, Allah willing. I am sure of that.”