Is religion the only difference between atheist/evolutionists and Christians? Or is there another agenda? Is the strongest difference actually more political?
This author was born and raised in the Atlanta area, was educated in Atlanta Public Schools and at a metro-Atlanta state college. My children and grandchildren attended public school in the Atlant area. Now, the great-grandchildren are being educated in public schools in different counties near Atlanta. Sixty-three years of public school has given insight.
In my day, prayer, Bible reading, and saying the pledge was the very first things that kids did in school every morning. It may be noted here that we lived in a totally different Atlanta then than now.
Nothing exists in a vacuum as the scientist will tell you; and as these things were dismissed (and the teaching of ethics and the The Ten Commandments were thrown out the window), much was lost to future students. The void of these exercises in the public school became filled with violence, hatred, students growing up with no direction especially when they had no Christian teaching in the homes.
Today, the school system in Atlanta is in shambles in light of recent events involving cheating – and not of the students’ actions – but the teachers who cheated on the statewide tests in order to better their station and for bonus money. We have had teachers arrested at schools for various crimes; and many times for having sex with students. But this is not just peculiar to Atlanta; but throughout the nation.
There is a great page on Facebook called, “I attended Bolton Elementary School,” which is being enjoyed so many. This school was in the Atlanta Public School System and the original building is long gone; but there is still a school on the same property. Much more has changed other than the building; but that which was taught inside.
Members of this group recently began posting about teachers they once had and how much they still revere them and thank them for being such good teachers. So many people who grew up in Bolton – northwest part of Atlanta – lived in the same area for many generations. Most of the teachers lived in (and were part of) the same community. Many students who attended Bolton Elementary School followed in the footsteps of their parents and grandparents before them.
Not only did the school and churches teach God’s Word; but so did the parents. It was a great combination for raising good, well-adjusted children. They taught in tandem. They did not teach in conflict with one another.
Then along came the ACLU (and Ms. O’Hare), who decided that this was not good for their agenda to allow kids to grow up secure, happy, and well adjusted. Chaos and fear fit it better.
So through their efforts, they pulled the rug out from underneath the feet of many future students. During World War II, many of the students from this school prayed to God throughout the war; and saw the hand of God in their coming home. But in the Viet Name era, many young men died on foreign soil with no knowledge of God, not knowing the words to the Lord’s Prayer; as they died in jungles with no hope of eternity.
The world and America changed… and it has not been for the better. You only need to listen to the news to see why.
The schools wanted to take charge of the students; and the parents let them; and the students did not come out winners – neither did the homes and churches.
The beginning of the downfall of our nation began when they took prayer and Bible reading out of the classroom and replaced it with nonsense “theory” science called evolution. They exchanged the Word of God, which had a much longer standing, and traded for the theory of mere men – like Darwin.
While atheists abhor Christianity, liberals and conservatives seem to be much more political than religious. Not all conservatives are Christian; and not all Christians are conservative when narrowed down to their political stance. Not all liberals are atheists.
Atheists claim superior knowledge, education, and ability to think beyond mere Christianity. They have discovered all that science has to offer. They have mastered the universe – NOT!
Most Christians today are also highly educated and they have learned knowledge from their educational opportunities. But they have even more. They have wisdom. But there is a vast difference in knowledge and wisdom. Psalm 111:10 says that the fear (reverence) of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
Knowledge is something you acquire by packing your brain with materials that others have discovered and written. Wisdom is different. Wisdom comes from a mind settled on God and His precepts. Wisdom is within the person and not just from books.
God is science. God created all that was created; and bit by bit He has allowed us to learn “a little here and there” of what He has done. If we were fortunate enough to live for another 100 years, we would be amazed at what will be learned – but all of this knowledge is here right now; we just don’t know it yet.
God does. God put it there from the beginning of creation. Centuries ago people did not know about invisible germs and tiny molecules – but they were there. They did not just happen because someone saw them for the first time under the microscope.
Partnering with an organization called “Creation Moments,” and with their permission, the Atlanta Faith and Family Examiner offers the following article.
CREATION MAKES BETTER SCIENCE
Many people have been taught that evolution is science and creation is religion. However, the origins debate is really a debate between two religions. According to the evolutionist’s own rules of science, evolution is not good science. Consider the claims of evolution in view of what science knows today.
Life has never been seen to develop from nonliving materials. Yet, evolutionists say it did. Mutations, said by evolutionists to have created all the kinds of living things, have never been seen to produce one creature that was more complex or better able to survive. The moon has moonquakes, a magnetic field and internal heat. These are all indications that it is far younger than evolutionists care to believe. Geological strata were at one time sediments in water – floodwaters. Evolutionists believe that the multiple layers of sedimentary rock were laid down one after another by local floods with millions of years between each flood. If that is true, how is it that these strata are often found showing the lower strata blending into the strata above it?
If language evolved, why are the most ancient languages the most complex? If religions evolved, why do the most ancient forms of religion worship one God – a Creator – while later forms of the same religions have many gods – gods who are much more like human beings?
Many more examples show that only the Bible’s account of history makes sense in view of what we know.
Dear Lord, the very stones cry out that You are indeed Creator and Almighty God. Help me to add my voice to this witness and tell others of Your forgiving love in Jesus Christ. In His Name. Amen. http://www.creationmoments.com/
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