Remember the quote from Forrest Gump, “stupid is as stupid does”?
It is not Biblical but is sure displays the lack of wisdom of doing things that seems to make sense and not changing when the results are consistently bad. Persisting in behavior when all the facts show that you are wrong is the definition of irrationality.
Has anyone bothered to take inventory of removing prayer and the Bible as a standard for morality? Someone eloquently said the philosophy of the school room in one generation will become the philosophy of government in the next.http://www.forerunner.com/forerunner/X0124_When_America_stopped.html
It is beyond a coincidence that every social indicator took a nose dive once prayer and the Bible were removed from our standard. Add in the fact that relativism was added and the gray area of no absolute right or wrong became individual standards of vacillation, and it should not surprise anyone of the following results;
Criminal arrest of teens is up 150% according to the US Bureau of Census; teen suicides in ages 15-19 years up 450% according to the National Center of Health Services; illegal drug activity is up 6000% according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse; child abuse cases up 2300% according to the US Department of Health and Human Services; divorce up 350% according to the US Department of Commerce, and SAT scores fell 10% even though the SAT questions have been revamped to be easier to answer.
Violent crime has risen 350%, national morality figures have plummeted, and teen pregnancy escalated dramatically after prayer and the Bible were removed from the schools.
One of the most damning statistics is to follow sex education in the schools. As the school’s involvement in sex education increased from grade level to grade level, promiscuity followed and the increase of premarital sex increased. Without any firm foundation to discourage sexual experimentation, unplanned pregnancies exploded. When right or wrong becomes relative to the individual, a natural consequence is to self-approve immoral behavior.
It does not occur to these geniuses that their approach could be in error. As these psycho-babblers pushed sexual education into high school, down the grades 12, 11, 10 and 9; then they pushed their agenda into middle school grades 8, 7 and 6; down through elementary school…and illicit sexual activity followed the same path. Now these gurus want to implement sexual education down to second grade, first grade, and even kindergarten…..BRILLIANT!!
Knowledge without wisdom is a dangerous thing and the Bible warns that there is a way that seems right unto a man, but in the end are the ways of death. Our education system teaches our kids how to put a condom on a banana but fail to give the students reasons to avoid the situation in the first place.
We have our schools training our kids that they are accidents of chance, are nothing more than evolved animals, and should adjust their moral compass based on the situation. There is no absolute right or wrong and each person can be right in their own eyes. Then our pontificating professors of learning are amazed when students start putting Darwinian thinking in action…to wit: law of the jungle, survival of the fittest, and dominating your environment at all costs. The skyrocketing categories of the aforementioned crime and falling morality is a testament to removing the Biblical standards that worked quite well for America generations upon generations.
Unfortunately the results of removing the Bible and prayer are NEVER addressed and the colossal failure of the more liberal morality standards is not even in the conversation. All that is repeated is “we are a modern society and those old-fashion methods in the Bible are just not workable in our progressive era”.
Was it Albert Einstein who said, “doing the same thing and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity”?
Stupid IS as stupid does.