What's new
  • This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.
  • Do not use Chrome Incognito when registering as it freezes the registration page.
  • Guest, Join Papa Zoom today for some uplifting biblical encouragement! --> Daily Verses

The World Is Changing

HeIsRisen2018

Summer Rose (Methodist and New J.C Hammer lol)
Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2017
Messages
8,194
Gender
Female
#1
I was just going to write down a few thoughts of observation before I went on a bike ride. I remember that I used to love playing outside all of the time when I was a kid, but yet I see more and more kids staying inside on their devices or playing videogames. A lot of private and expensive schools are even requiring the purchase of those kinds of devices for both school and homework now. In fact my niece is one of them. Although it is very important for children to eat healthy, the reason of their obesity seems to lie more with the lack of exercise than lack of nutrition.





And forcing children to eat healthy is basically starving them to death. I say that the school shouldn't be the one in charge of their students' diets. That should primarily be the focus of their parents. Having them eat chicken nuggets, French fries, and pizza is a lot better than not filling their bellies with anything at all. And if somebody has an allergy to something in a lunch that a child brings from home, why not just separate that said child from the person who brought it?





Also, where is God in our schools today? Answer, nowhere. The separation of church and state makes that clear. However, I thought that meant that religion couldn't be forced on the students, I didn't know that mentioning His name, praying, and taking an elective course about Him was forbidden. America is a country founded upon Christianity. However, it is also a country founded upon the freedom of speech. So why is it alright to allow (and pretty much force) evolution into the minds of our children, but not allow God into schools anymore?





Finally, one of the greatest changes of all. Safety. All that a child should worry about when going to school is whether or not they studied hard enough for a test or get good grades on their homework. They shouldn't have to worry whether or not a kid that they sit with on the bus has a gun in their backpack. Unfortunately for them they do. One of my neighbors was telling me that there has been seventeen school shootings in total so far this year. Seventeen! As if one or two wasn't bad enough! :angry Anyways, the problem doesn't lie with guns in my mind. The problem lies with the lack of security. Every child should feel safe when going to school and no parent should have to burry their child. Not EVER. So, one way to end gun violence is to make security better.





The other way is to teach children the importance of gun safety, avoiding strangers, and most importantly all schools should have lockdown drills. I know that is more recently becoming a thing which is good but I don't believe all schools have that yet. One other thing is training and arming staff members. Oh and also, they should start getting a better handling on bullying. Yep, the world is changing and sometimes I don't think that it's necessarily for the better. In order for good changes to happen though, there has to be people (like hopefully everyone reading this right now) around wanting to make them happen.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Feb 17, 2018
Messages
373
Gender
Female
#2
Agreed. Last time I was at the beach I looked over at this group of young teens (maybe) all staring at their phones. Why bother going to the beach to stare at a screen?

Also, I think there is a big correlation between banning God from schools and violence in the schools. I don't think prayer should be required in schools because just like diet, ultimately it is up to parents to bring their children to church. But making prayer seem like it is a criminal/controversial thing that has to be prohibited and teaching kids that we're all here because of a cosmic accident, doesn't reinforce the value of human life.
 
Joined
Oct 23, 2010
Messages
8,308
Gender
Male
Christian
Yes
#3
i'm all about human rights and all that, but...

i agree with lisa that secular teachings about humanity lead to alienation and despair. i remember...an acquaintance, back in the day, started having panic attacks at college, largely because the upper level sociology classes were deconstructing everything, leaving her with no basis for much of anything. i feel guilty, now...i had an ongoing prescription for Klonopin (I know...no 19 year old should be on Mother's Little Helpers, LOL...) and I gave her several to see her thru. Ugh.

Anyway...

now that I'm saved+Born Again, I see value in understanding that every.single.person is created in God's image. Sometimes its marred and scarred a whole, whole lot by sin (been there myself...), but...its there, nonetheless. Secular teachings not only contradict Christ, they're increasingly...hostile towards Jesus and Christians. Its like when a social psychology professor tried to "expand our horizons" in class one day by talking about Mass as a sort of cannibalistic ritual. Ummm...OK. Meanwhile, I found out later this same professor almost got fired by using her position to label and defame a dude divorcing a friend of her's. "Welcome to the real world"--professors can be vicious human beings. And now...

When I was in HS, there was this song...about how we're nothing but mammals, let's %($* like they do on the Discovery Channel. Haha. Yeah, I mean...at 15, 16 it was funny, now...as a Christian pushing 34, its kinda like...

look at how far the culture has decayed, just since then. -shudder-
 

HeIsRisen2018

Summer Rose (Methodist and New J.C Hammer lol)
Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2017
Messages
8,194
Gender
Female
#4
You know with these two responses that I just received it made me think of this video. I love Tim Hawkins! He's absolutely hilarious and he demonstrates what a sad and lonely life atheists must have in an extremely humorous way! :hysterical By the way, let me be clear on this one. This is a joke. Of course Jesus loves all of the children in the world Christian or no as well as everybody else. [edited] I really sincerely hope that nobody is offended by this.



 
Last edited by a moderator: