Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Myth of Neutrality

One of the all-time great deceptions is the myth that one can approach life's most important questions from a neutral perspective.

Contrary to popular belief, people don't make their decisions based on objective analysis of the "facts".

They decide what to do based on their reinterpretation of "facts" as filtered through their preconceived ideas.

This is how two equally intelligent persons can come to completely opposite conclusions based on the same information.

And nowhere is the myth of neutrality more evident than the "school prayer" debate.

"The question of prayer in public schools is one controversy that seems never to go away.
In 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a generic prayer written by New York authorities for use in public-school classrooms represented an unconstitutional establishment of religion.
The following year, the Court held that Bible readings and the praying of the Lord's Prayer in public schools were also unconstitutional.
Then in 1985, the Court judged unconstitutional an Alabama moment of silence for prayer or meditation at the start of school days."

Now I hear that the state of Illinois has banned "the moment of silence" in their public schools.

The kids formerly started their day with 15 seconds of quiet refection before the pledge of allegiance and morning announcements.

That was until Federal district court judge Robert W. Gettleman decided this practice was unconstitutional because it might imply state endorsement of religion.

What most people seem to be missing is the elephant in the room.

No matter what you teach, you are endorsing one point of view and thereby denying it's opposite.

When you treat prayer like a toxin and remove all references to God, you have not removed religion from the public school system; you've just replaced it with another.

Secular Humanism.

Secular Humanism is not neutrality.

The dictionary definition of religion is "a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe."

Just like Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism, this is a religion.

It's almost comical how these judges are so "educated," having degrees from prestigious universities and such, and can overlook something so obvious.

This myth of neutrality has caused us to completely excise God from our public education, and thanks to our judicial branch, has been one of Satan's most successful ventures in the last hundred years.

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