In the public school system a false philosophy is being taught to students by default known as positivism. This materialist philosophy basically offers that only physical evidence counts as evidence for what may be considered true. What is interesting is that even a majority of secular philosophers have labelled this philosophy as a "dead" unsupportable philosophy. The reason why positivism is a dead philosophy is simple. Science does not have all the answers and never will. Positivism is considered a dead philosophy because even secular philosophers recognize that the laws of logic are superior to the laws of physics when it comes to deciding what is true and not true. The reality is that the top atheist apologists fear and shun debate with any theists who understand the basic laws of logic. This is because atheists presuppose that the physical world is all there is, yet logical arguments show this is not so.
Despite the fact that leading atheists cannot logically defend their views, the secular leaders of society and academia are determined to continue marching down a self-destructive road. It has been said that 'nature abhors a vacuum'. This is true for the physical world and it is also true for the spiritual world. The 2011 documentary film "IndoctriNation" displays a number of cases where public school teachers were told they could not even mention the word "God" or "Jesus" on school grounds, even if asked to discuss these subjects and themes by students. Teachers were fired for such reasons. An article, "11 Reasons To Get Your Kids Out Of The Government Schools" outlines how low the standards of education and life in general have become in US public schools. Instead of offering philosophical choices for students to consider in their beliefs, students are forced to listen to one perspective only without asking any questions. This is the essence of indoctrination and totalitarianism. In researching and writing an article for Demand Media, I was a bit surprised to learn that even secular sources are recommending some type of religious class in public schools because the moral illiteracy is so appalling in society today.
|"Distinguished Professor" Peter Singer|
To help you get a picture of how much things have changed, consider that America’s oldest and most venerated colleges and universities, such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Dartmouth, were founded by the Puritans who had a desire to see students educated in the truth of scripture. Often these institutions expressed an explicit goal of training men as pastors and missionaries. Now, however, you'll find ideas of a different nature. Princeton University, for example, has named Peter Singer a "distinguished professor." What does he teach the students? He defends bestiality and post-birth abortions (infanticide). "Singer has spent a lifetime justifying the unjustifiable. He is the founding father of the animal liberation movement and advocates ending “the present species bias against taking seriously the interests of nonhuman animals.” He is also a defender of killing the aged (if they have dementia), newborns (for almost any reason until they are two years old), necrophilia (assuming it’s consensual), and bestiality (also assuming it’s consensual)."
It's not as though our society is becoming sick. It seems it already is. As usual, Jesus' predictions about the future are shown to be right on track. A major reason for the great callousness in our world today is that people are throwing off all moral reason and restraint: "Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold."(Matthew 24.12, NLT). One more point. The Christian church in the US is also somewhat liable for the callousness of society today. At the close of WWII, Christians in the US were pretty much in agreement with the convictions of Japanese complicit in waterboarding prisoners. Today, however, many Christians in the US don't understand that the 'ends-justifies-the means' rationale of waterboarding is not justified by scripture. And so the Church has largely been deceived by clever Neocon politicians and the mainstream media. So, to some extent, we as the Church at large have been complicit in helping to make this a dehumanizing, cold world.
 CNN, Onlookers jeer as man is beaten, stripped and robbed in Baltimore, http://edition.cnn.com/2012/04/09/us/maryland-beating/index.html
 Daily Mail, World War II veteran, 86, forced to crawl to gas station after carjackers broke his leg - and NO ONE stopped to help, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2106503/War-veteran-86-forced-crawl-gas-station-carjackers-broke-leg--NO-ONE-stopped-help.html
 New World Encyclopedia, Positivism (philosophy), "Today, among most philosophers, positivism is dead, or at least as dead as a philosophical stance or movement ever becomes..." http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Positivism_%28philosophy%29
 Templestream, Why Atheists Fear Debate, http://templestream.blogspot.com/2011/08/why-atheists-fear-debate.html
 Templestream, Stephen Law Helps Reveal the Nature of Truth and Logic, http://templestream.blogspot.com/2012/03/stephen-law-helps-reveal-nature-of.html
 The American Dream, 11 Reasons To Get Your Kids Out Of The Government Schools, http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/11-reasons-to-get-your-kids-out-of-the-government-schools
 eHow, The Good of Teaching Religious Curriculum in Public Schools, http://www.ehow.com/info_8194357_good-religious-curriculum-public-schools.html
 WND, Harvard, the Ivy League and the forgotten Puritans, http://www.wnd.com/2007/06/42348/
 Conservapedia, Harvard University, http://www.conservapedia.com/Harvard_University
 Conservapedia, Atheism and bestiality, http://www.conservapedia.com/Atheism_and_bestiality, quoting Joe Carter's First Things article.
 Templestream, Why Christians Oppose Torture and the NDAA, http://templestream.blogspot.com/2011/12/why-ethical-christians-oppose-torture.html
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