Friday, June 16, 2006

Things that make me question man's wisdom

For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom,
and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.
(1 Corinthians 1:25, NIV)

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight.
As it is written: "He catches the wise in their craftiness"
(1 Corinthians 3:19, NIV)
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These are a few things I've heard about recently that makes me wonder about man's so called wisdom. Part of it goes back to my previous blog about taking responsibility. Everyone is looking for someone or something to point a finger at so they do not have to take responsibility for thier life and therefore make changes. Some of these are just man being arrogant and thinking we are bigger than God, or in some cases that we are God.
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Now I have nothing wrong with this man's desire to learn more about the universe, black holes and all the other fascinating things in space. However, here he says we are getting close to answering the age old questions of why we are here and where we came from. Those are not mysteries. We came from God our Father and we are here to glorify Him. This man also talks about mankind learning how to live in space such as the moon and Mars because the world is at risk for being destroyed. Of course it is. Just read Revelation. Jesus is coming back and when He does the old world will be destroyed and He will renew it!

Everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by his power,
and everything is for his glory
(Romans 11:36, TLB)

Each person is given something to do that shows who God is.
(1 Corinthians 12:7, The Message)
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This one really riles me up. This study is saying that those who have what we call road rage or even some who are guilty of spousal abuse are suffering from a disorder. Once again we have something to point a finger at so the person does not need to be responsible and so we can prescribe more medication. It says the onset of this disorder usually occurs in early adolescence (around 14) and is characterized by sudden outbursts that are out of proportion for the situation. Sounds like an anger management problem to me and the responsibility lies on the person with the aggressive behavior. I'm tired of all these "disorders" that point to a person not being at fault for their own behavior. Does this mean that someone can run down and shoot someone who cuts them off in traffic or beat their wife for not having the house clean enough and we'll just prescribe them some medication now?
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This article is not the first I've heard of this Safe Zone program that is being implemented in schools. I had thought it was just on college campuses, but it appears in some states at least, it is also in the High Schools. This is where certain areas are set aside for students who are gay, lesbian or "confused" or "feeling different". This is so they can deal with these issues without fear of retribution. I find this very interesting. Most public schools now are teaching on alternative lifestyles and even having assemblies and sometimes all day programs to promote these alternative lifestyle, but students still need a safe zone! Will they create a "safe zone" for my Christian daughter when she starts to feel discriminated against and riduculed for her religious beliefs? I doubt it, especially if the her beliefs do not agree with that of the alternative lifestyles being promoted. Even though her religious beliefs are protected by law (supposedly) this seems to be one of the least concerns of the education system any longer. In fact, most parents cannot even opt out their children of discussions or programs that don't agree with their religious beliefs if it involves alternative lifestyles. And we are called the bigots and nontolerant ones!
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Here are a couple more interesting articles regarding violation of a parents rights regarding their 5 year old (now 6 year old) son regarding alternative lifestyle discussions.
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If you believe this is just a one sided report of this event, make sure to look at all the associated links. It is very well documented and was widely reported on by different media outlets. Read the letter that is included in the timeline which was written to the school. It makes some very valid points and points out the difference between teaching children to not persecute/harm others vs. being indoctrinated into teaching that alternative lifestyles are moral. It also mentions that the school is responsible for teaching reading, mathematics, history etc. Not morals and ethics. That is a parent's responsiblity. I find it also interesting that the books sent home that started this were part of a diversity book bag put together by the anti-bias committee. It appears they are only anti-bias towards alternative lifestyles and are very much biased towards anyone with differing beliefs.
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Some of the conculsions drawn may seem to be a bit paranoid, but it is hard to not put some stock into them when you look at all the facts. It is very interesting that a "anti-Parker" campaign has been started in this town. All because one man did not want his son to be taught certain material that disagreed with his beliefs. He was not harming anyone by objecting to this material, but now his life and his family's life is a living hell because he objected.
Note: I've received a comment (see comments below) regarding this incident stating it has later been admitted it was a fight over seating in the lunchroom. See the following post regarding this for more information and the website in the comments section for the Lexington Public Schools.
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Article regarding a lawsuit filed by the Parkers and another set of parents saying the school is ignoring thier religious beliefs. Also mentions another similar past lawsuit based on the same grounds.
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There are more things than this, but I don't want this post to get too long today. I'm just very worried about our world and the U.S. We are relying more and more on man's wisdom instead of God's wisdom and putting ourselves above God. We will never be greater than our Creator and trying to do so will just cause us grief!
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If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves,
and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways;
then will I hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin, and will heal thier land.
(2 Chronicles 7:14)


Mike Airhart said...

David Parker admitted to The Boston Globe, in a July 5 article, that his son was not beaten up because of any conspiracy by gay-tolerant parents and their first-grade children, nor because of his activism.

His son was beaten in a dispute over lunchroom seating, and the bully was promptly disciplined. Parker never appealed the school's handling of the schoolyard incident, and the school's disciplinary measures have been a matter of public record -- see:

Now an entire community has been unfairly tarred, when it appears to have handled the schoolyard fight appropriately from the start. And as Parker admits to The Boston Globe, his son is losing friends because their parents are growing tired of Parker mischaracterizing and harassing them for the past month.

Please feel free to read my summary of this sad case.

Ang said...


Thank you for your input and comments. If this is truely the case, I am sorry that this would so severely and unfairly affect the lives of those in the school district. I will change my post to reflect your comments regarding the incident with the boy.

However, my main point for this posting I still stand by. I have a major issue with the government and public schools trying to teach my children morals. That is my job, the school is to teach math, reading, writing and the such. Especially when what they are teaching does not agree with what I'm teaching my children and then I am basically told I do not have a choice in the matter.