A friend of mine was substitute-teaching one day, about ten years ago, when he happened to mention the Ten Commandments. Instantly a chorus of children’s voices rose in protest–“Ooh! That’s religion!” You would’ve thought he’d been caught exposing himself.
Where, and from whom, had those children learned such an averse reaction to “religion”? You have three guesses, and I’ll give you a hint–right there in the classroom, from their so-called “teachers.”
The other night, a friend and I were chatting in a chat room on a popular Internet game site. Our subject was theology, and the spiritual condition of our country. Although neither of us mentioned any particular sins, or any particular group of sinners, someone immediately butted in with “Judge not! You’re never supposed to judge! I’m sick of you people always judging me!” She went on to say how offensive it was to have anyone talking about “religion” (there’s that word again), and we should just shut up about it. How dare we discuss such a tasteless subject in public? She added that she herself was a Christian–the kind of Christian who recoils in horror from the name of Christ.
That’s the state of our popular culture today. People have not forgotten God. They close their eyes and ears and hearts to Him, and have fits if anybody dares to speak of Him.
Nice going, churches–way to teach God’s people.
Nice going, families. Just keep on sending your kids to public schools, and see what happens to their faith.