In a previous post, an interesting commentary developed about Government run Public, versus Private Religious Schooling and opinions of the whys and wherefores for the need for school vouchers.
We all have personal opinions, however, what amazed me was the statement made by a concerned, feisty, articulate young woman, that the purpose of the First Amendment was “about freedom from religions.” (from here)
Some of us derisively refer to those who think they have a right to be protected from other people’s opinions as snowflakes. Nevertheless, there are people out there who insist upon being protected, and there are others who are delighted to do the protecting.
Is this something new? No. It just shows we do not live in the Information Age. We still live in a far older age, The No Soliciting Age. Very few of us tolerate contrary opinions well.
When God gave Isaiah his commission as a prophet, He put it this way.
Isaiah 6:9-10 New King James Version (NKJV)
9 And He said, “Go, and tell this people:
‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand;
Keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’
10 “Make the heart of this people dull,
And their ears heavy,
And shut their eyes;
Lest they see with their eyes,
And hear with their ears,
And understand with their heart,
And return and be healed.”
Healed? Of what? Well, that is what the Bible is about, but what the Bible says stings our pride. So we don’t want any part of it. Yet when we refuse to use our ears to hear and our eyes to see, we prove we are fools. Our Lord God gave us ears to hear and eyes to see (Proverbs 20:12); it is pure idiocy to ignore what we might learn about Him.
What is the punishment for refusing to give our attention to God. It is the very thing He would heal us from, our sins. Consider Rebecca Hagelin’s observation about a mass shooting at a school in Santa Fe, Texas.
We live in a decadent, “progressive” pop culture that glorifies violence, ignores God and has all but destroyed the nuclear family. Exactly where do we teach that life has meaning and purpose?
The Rev. Brad Drake of Dayspring Church in Santa Fe, who lost a congregant in Friday’s shooting, hit the nail on the head: “We have created a culture that does not value life, that does not honor God, that does not respect authority. We are reaping the consequences of those actions, and that’s not going to be reversed by a security guard or a metal detector.”
Those who demand federal action must realize that Washington, D.C., and its massive bureaucracy cannot solve the problem of school violence. (from here)
Consider a two-year old child. When mommy or daddy tells Tommy or Suzy he or she is misbehaving, what is the likely reaction? A tantrum? Well, God often has the same problem with us. That’s probably why we get spanked so much.
Still, God loves us. That is why His Son died on that cross for our sins.Anyway, please check out ‘s post, King Solomon, Help Protect Me from Religion?. Then consider Amanda‘s comments. Is she demanding freedom from religion or demanding the right to foist her beliefs upon the children of others? Has the way we educate our children become a liability instead of a benefit? Are we freeing our children by teaching them the truth or allowing the foolish to teach them lies? For “bonus points”, please see WHEN DO THE PEOPLE STEAL THEIR OWN FREEDOM?