....The result is a relativistic value system. A lack of a final meaning to life -- that's first. Why does human life have any value at all, if that is all that reality is? Not only are you going to die individually, but the whole human race is going to die, someday. It may not take the falling of the atom bombs, but someday the world will grow too hot, too cold. That's what we are told on this other final reality, and someday all you people not only will be individually dead, but the whole conscious life on this world will be dead, and nobody will see the birds fly. And there's no meaning to life....
....there was a poll that pointed out that about 76% of the people in this country thought it would be a good idea to have both creation and evolution taught in the public schools. I don't know if the poll was accurate, but assuming that the poll was accurate, what does it mean? It means that your public schools are told by the courts that they cannot teach this, even though 76% of the people in the United States want it taught. I'll give you a word. It's TYRANNY. There is no other word that fits at such a point.
The entirety of Dr. Schaeffer's 1982 address at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church will be posted over the course of the several weeks. Section divisions and titles are mine:
Part 1: The Reason for the Breakdown
Part 2: The Source of Inalienable Rights
Part 3: World Views In Shift
Part 4: Tyranny begotton of Relativism
Part 5: Should I Save This Life?
Part 6: When Human Life has No Value
Part 7: Where have the Bible-believing Christians been?
Part 8: Where has the Christian Leadership been?
Part 9: Oppression begotten of Materialistic Chance
Part 10: Tyranny and Hidden Censorship
Part 11: True Spirituality brings Social Change
Part 12: The Cost of Spirituality
Part 13: Christ Must be Lord, Not Caesar
Part 14: Prayer
TYRANNY is the word allright, i do not think the schools should be controled by the laws of the unired states but only by srate laws, thereby removing them from the laws of congress.
Congress ahall make no laws concerning, etc.
The 1st amendment does not apply to the states but only to Congress.
But i suppose if this was admitted by the people who is dependent on tyranny then we would not be living under a tyrant government to begin with.
I tend to believe that the subjects schools teach should be by the consent of the taxpayers or the parents in any particular district.