big bad book?
In response to my
advising educators to rip out the propaganda pages of the textbook
"Across the Centuries" I received an email that said:
"Why don't you just burn the
Do I dare cross the line and allow myself to be
called, dare I say it, a BOOK BURNER? (gasp)
What FEAR we have of being perceived as
book-burning fascists, when in fact, many of us are worshipping books,
any book, no matter how foul the stench it holds.
If a book is immoral and provokes evil, do we
cling to it like a sacred holy object merely because it's a book?
When did we become so sniveling, weak minded and foolish?
"Also, many of those who had practiced magic
brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all.
And they counted up the value of them; and it totaled fifty thousand
pieces of silver. After that the word of the Lord grew mightily
and prevailed." Acts 19:19
There is no shame in burning evil books that
corrupt minds. I'm not saying to forbid and outlaw books, God
gave us CHOICE and it is His desire that we CHOOSE
His ways. The sorcerers written about above willingly CHOSE to burn
those books. God does not force Himself on anybody, and it would be wrong
to ban books. But forcefully spoonfeeding atheism to our sons and
daughters in public school is reprehensible and anti-American.
America is "the land of the free and the home of
the brave;" but we are in danger of quickly becoming the land of the
manipulated and the home of the cowards.
If I own a book and decide to torch it, I am free
to do so. (watch me light a match). Pictures of child pornography
should be torched. So should propaganda deceptively passed off
as a textbook fully intending to lead my children to atheism.
Of course an atheist would scream "BOOK BURNER"
for they have nothing but the knowledge of man to cling to. How sad,
because there is nothing holy or sacred in a piece of paper or the
thoughts of man apart from God.
A book is only man's thoughts put down on paper.
We have put man's knowledge,
however twisted, above the
health of our children. Our children are far more important than
a piece of paper, ink, and an author that divisively sought to
condition their thoughts against God in public school.
A close friend of mine didn't believe in God and
I offered her one of my Bibles. She said oh, no, she couldn't
take it, it was too much. So I ripped out the pages of John and
offered it to her again, and she took it. She was completely shocked. She didn't
realize that SHE is of ultimate importance to God, not the paper His
message is written on. SHE is the object of His affection and is the
one God wants to touch and heal. The book, even the Bible is only a
book, it's the MESSAGE that comes through it from the Holy Spirit
which makes it holy. If it sits on a shelf unopened, gathering dust,
what good is it?
By the same token, what good is the textbook
"Across the Centuries"? What message does it hold and under whose
authority? I tell you the truth, it is written under the same
authority as the one who shouts BOOK BURNER at me. If
people want to buy it or any other atheist promotion, that's their
choice, but do not forcefeed it to our sons and daughters in public
schools. Parents have parental rights and religious freedom.
We have "separation of church and state," what we need is "separation
of atheist and state."
Recently Al-Aryan, a Florida university professor,
was brought up
on charges of supporting terrorists and worse. When a man (who is so
much more than a piece of paper) is suspected of malice he is arrested
and if found guilty, put behind bars because he is a
danger. Yet when a book is found guilty of malice, propaganda and
indoctrination in public school, we
fail to arrest it and allow it to keep seeping damage.
Some revere "knowledge" as a god. It was
knowledge that Eve sought in the garden which brought the fall.
The knowledge of man is foolishness compared to God, and the worship of books is
folly. May we have the wisdom and courage to remove what is causing harm to our
Read the outrageous
Court ruling by Judge Phyllis Hamilton [a Clinton appointee] authorizing
public schools to REQUIRE students to get on their hands and knees and pray
to Allah by memory along with any other practices of faith "in
demonstration." This ruling was upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
and the US Supreme Court refused to hear it, thus allowing it as setting
precedent, a tool used to uphold the decision in other states.
my opinion, this reduces our children to slaves, for only slaves are
reduced to "not believe" as they are forced to take the position and
pray to foreign gods. - Jen Shroder 11/27/2010