Monday, January 07, 2008

America Has Lost Their Mind

(Here is an article by Coach Dave Daubenmire from an article posted in News With Views which I thought some people may want to meditate upon......)

As the old United Negro College Fund commercial used to tell us, “the mind is a terrible thing to waste.” Losing one’s mind is even worse.

America has lost her mind.

What is the mind? It is "the element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc." In most Americans this part of the brain no longer functions. For many the loss of our mind is a result of the “mind blowing” experience of the sixties, or from sitting at the feet of the radical Humanists who permeate our nation’s universities, or perhaps from a life filled with Oprah, Dr. Phil, Jerry Springer and the Cable News outlets.

The average American no longer thinks. Years in the public-fool system has sucked all ability to use logic and reason out of our populace. Americans have been systematically dumbed-down. “No Tax Dollar Left Behind” had as its goal a slick transformation in educational method. Measure, measure, measure…test, test, test. This is the only way, we were told, to determine whether or not our children are learning.

Logic is the ability to frame an argument based on knowledge. Knowledge is “acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation" and reason requires the application of logic in order to determine the validity of a particular theory.

Ultimately, wisdom is the goal. Wisdom is “the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting.”

Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

“What is true, right, or lasting……” sort of puts you in mind of the knowledge we are pumping into America’s young “skulls full of mush,” doesn’t it?

Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. What is a fool? Why, a fool is “a person who lacks judgment or sense.” Americans and American schools are producing trained-fools. Not just fools, “a stupid person,” but trained fools, fools who have been “coached in or accustomed to a mode of behavior or performance.” All wrong thinking leads to wrong action. The thief thought he would get away with it. The rapist never thought he would get caught. The teenager never thought she would get pregnant.

Just because you believe something, anything, does not make it true.

We no longer teach our children HOW to think. Instead, we “coach” them on WHAT to think and then test to measure if the indoctrination has worked. Ooops, “indoctrination,” that is probably another word many are not familiar with. Indoctrination is “teaching someone to accept doctrines without proof.” Everywhere you look we are being indoctrinated. Our news is indoctrination. “They decide, we report.” “We have to stop Hillary.” “Who are you to judge?" “Global warming is destroying the planet.” “Top-tier candidates.”

American-adults have lost their minds. Look at the garbage we are teaching our kids:
* A child doesn’t need a mother and a father. Two moms or two dads are fine, because men and women are really no different.
* Sodomy between men is normal, but those who speak out against it are not.
* Killing a wanted unborn child is homicide; an unwanted unborn child is choice.
* Global warming kills more people than abortion.
* “Choice” is good for unborn children, but bad for born school children.
* A young woman can have an abortion and yet never have regrets about it.

We have lost our minds!
* A child must say no to cigarettes, but it is ok to say yes to sex.
* Abortion is good and the death penalty is bad.
* Divorce is best for the children if it makes the parents happier.
* Spanking your children will cause them to be violent.
* Famous people are better than “regular” people.
* Love is sex and sex is love.
* Condoms will prevent disease.

We have lost our minds!
* Creating more laws will lower crime.
* Gun control makes law-abiding citizens safer.
* Being sick is an excuse for breaking the law.
* Government needs to spy on us to keep us safe from terrorism.
* “Experts” know what is best for the rest of us.
* Our rights are granted by government.
* We need more money for education.

We have lost our minds!
* Paying people not to work will make them more productive.
* We have no right to judge the actions of another person.
* The government is the answer to everyone’s problems. .
* There is a big difference between Democrats and Republicans.
* President Bush is a Christian-conservative.
* The National Education Association cares about kids more than teachers.

We have lost our minds!
* Jesus has forgiven our sins so stop talking about sin.
* An hour of Sunday school will undue 7 hours a day in public schools.
* God is not to be included in public ceremonies, government, or education.
* Remove the teachings of Christianity and people will naturally be good.
* The US Supreme Court over-rides the law of God.
* Jesus is most concerned with making us happy.
* Those who believe the Bible are not very well educated.

We have lost our minds!

I could go on. Let me leave you with a few Scriptures to chew on. Perhaps they can help explain the mess we are in.

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Psalms 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

America has become a “ship of fools” captained by fools. The ship has lost her moral rudder. The blind are leading the blind.

Psalms 2:1-4 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

God is probably laughing to keep from crying.

America has lost her mind.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Indocrination" is clearly a new d vocabulary word for the author. He doesn't realize the hypocrisy of his complaining that public schools and the media are indoctrinating our kids. Indoctrination is exactly what the church has been practicing on children for almost 2000 years. See St. Thomas Aquinas for details.

12:47 PM  
Blogger The Swamp Fox said...

This goes along with Isaiah 1:1-9 - what I'm preaching on tomorrow in chapel. We're sick in the head - "the whole head is sick".

Thank God for that remnant in verse 9!

5:03 PM  
Blogger Sis. Julie said...

Oh boy!! Has America ever lost her mind!! It sickens me the things that are tolerated these days. My husband and I were telling our children not too long ago that we used to get detention in school for sticking our chewing gum under the desk and getting caught doing it. Now schools need police officers for security and metal detectors at the doors. Makes me wonder where our nation will be in another 30 years if the Lord doesn't come back to take us out.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Bro. Ray,

I wish I could be there to hear the message the Lord has given you.... your students are blessed to have one such as you teach them the truth of God's Word, not man-made religion and church tradition, nor the world's philosophy.


Excuse me, I had to re-read the article.... I thought the focus was on learning wisdom from God and His Word vs. the humanistic philosophy of our government schools and media who appear to want to remove all references of God as each passing year progresses. I didn't see the promotion of RELIGION; especially the man-made false teachings of the church you happen to be referring too.

We are to obtain Godly wisdom from God Himself through His Word. It is just as wrong to be influenced by man-made RELIGION as it is from humanistic philosophy.

Please re-read the verses posted from His Word.... and forget the influence of false Christianity!!!

I am a Bible-believer which attends a Bible-believing church. Much of what the world sees promoted as "little C" christianity is man-made RELIGION, which apparently has fooled you also...

2 Tim. 3:15-17 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

2 Tim. 2:14-16 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

Are you game in "indoctrination" of God and His Word????? Or do you like it like it is in today's world!!!!!

Come back again, and don't be afraid to use your name....

7:38 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Sis. Julie,

I agree... if one would be honest and look backward through their own upbringing here in America... could they really truthfully say in their heart that our families and our country is in better shape today than just 10 years ago??? 25 years ago??? 50 years ago???

C'mon.... be HONEST!!!!!!!!!

7:53 PM  

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