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Friday, June 15, 2007

Two stories in the news today are interesting. The first comes from Maine:

Pending doom: Global warming crisis: "A small group of students at our school has been researching and studying the effects of global warming. The evidence and data we collected is so overwhelming that we have decided to write about this issue."

The second comes from the New York Times and Senator Trent Lott. Talk Radio

Senator Lott thinks that talk radio is running America, and that something needs to be done about. And what does that mean? Ought to scare you that a politician wants to do something about free speech. Senator Lott, do you know the First Amendment? I think that Justice Alito would disagree with you, thank God.

It seems that we ought to listen to the children in the fourth grade in Maine and turn our radios off. There may be good a sufficient reasons to turn the radios and the televisions off and to cancel our subscriptions to the foolishness that is in the public press, but turn our minds over to fourth graders?

Jesus said that we enter the kingdom of God as little children [not on the basis of our works, intelligence, or moral sense], but having entered the kingdom we are expected to grow up and exercise our senses in order to understand good and evil. It is true that a "little child shall lead them," but we better make pretty well certain whom that little child is being led by. We shouldn't follow some dumb little kid whose mind is being shaped by some fuzzy-headed liberal of the teachers union, any more than we should take our example from the suicide bombers of the Middle East.

For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. --Hebrews 5:12-14
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