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The Role of 'Educators'

jturning Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:45 PM
It's taken Satan a couple hundred years, but he's finally turned the corner on the destruction of America. What started as a great nation under the hand or providence because they recognized God with God giving farmers victory over soldiers has now been corrupted, our society pushing God further and further away and out from our mist while violating his precepts and laws. One only has to look in the Bible when Israel did the same with their streets running red with the blood of children and iniquity, where God saw fit to rise up a power to conquer them and take them away into bondage. At least for those of us that believe we see the final prophecies being prepared with Israel being restored after 1900 years. Maranatha!
Arley2 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:50 PM
Human beings have never needed Satan or Demons to motivate them to do bad things. The notion of Satan driving bad behavior is simply one way people have of avoiding responsibility for their own choices and actions.

"It wasn't me, it was Satan that made me do it!"
Milt37 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 1:18 PM
Arley,

I agree with you. And Dr. Sowell is great at showing how this same stuff keeps happening throughout mankinds history.

I'm an aethist who has studied the Bible, and I've never seen mankind treating their fellow humans well.

People like jturning may really believe (in something), but it's just a fantasy that won't ever come true. If the only time that all "God's children" are going to get along is when they believe in Him, you have one nasty God on your hands.

Worse, we have people like jturning believing this stuff, and deciding to sit things out while waiting for God to fix things. Instead, they should be fighting in the real world to maintain our cultural values.
olerocker/bluesman Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 1:24 PM
OK THEN, we must live in hell for all of the dope heads, murders, rapist, child molesters,dope pushers, theives, porn manufactors, gangbangers ect. are on this planet......When God kicked satan and his angels out of heven ...this is where he sent them....and you would'nt know one if one was standing beside you.....
Many years ago, as a young man, I read a very interesting book about the rise of the Communists to power in China. In the last chapter, the author tried to explain why and how this had happened.

Among the factors he cited were the country's educators. That struck me as odd, and not very plausible, at the time. But the passing years have made that seem less and less odd, and more and more plausible. Today, I see our own educators playing a similar role in creating a mindset that undermines American society.

Schools were once thought of as places where a...