"…[O]ne of the great ironies of contemporary censorship on campus is that it constitutes a “great generational swindle”: the same baby boomers who fought so hard for free speech on campus under the banner of “Question Authority” turned around and impose speech codes when it was their turn to be in charge of the academy."
— Greg Lukianoff, President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
Recently, when asked if he thought the theory of Intelligent Design should be discussed and debated in the public school classroom, atheist philosopher of science, Dr. Bradley Monton (who himself believes ID theory to be ultimately wrong) had this to say:
"I think it could be pedagogically useful to do so, certainly. What I know from being a teacher these past thirteen years is that it's wrong to ignore matters that students may have heard about or are certainly going to hear about in the future. For example, did you know that the California teacher guidelines for K–12 students state that if a student asks about intelligent design, he should be told that it doesn't belong in the science classroom—that he should talk to his family or pastor about it instead? Shutting down discussion and debate in this fashion is bad pedagogy. Teachers should be forthright about all of the evidence and tell students that issues regarding the origin of life are still open for debate."
— Dr. Bradley Monton, PhD., philosophy of Science and Physics (Princeton University)
What used to be called a “liberal education” in the classic sense is anything but that today in many parts of the country. Ironically, this fact is most notably apparent in regions of the country usually considered to be…(in theory, at least)… the most liberal and intellectually “advanced”.
Secular Fundamentalist Elitism is quite the fashion today in this post-modern era of philosophical deconstructionist logic. It has revealed stark and clear empirical evidence that evolution does indeed occur in some cases…chief among them being the meaning of the words “tolerance” and “liberal”.
“The process of death wishing, in the guise of liberalism, has been eroding the civilization of the west for a century or more, and now would seem about to reach its apogee….previous civilizations have been overthrown from without by the incursion of barbarian hordes; ours has dreamed up its own dissolution in the minds of its intellectual elite.”
— Malcolm Muggeridge
We Would Rather Keep the Blindfolds
We would rather trust deception
Than to knock and seek what’s true.
And we’d rather teach your children
What we think….And you should, too!
We would rather keep the blindfolds
Tightly pulled across their eyes.
And we’d rather teach them Dogma
That St. Darwin theorized.
We would rather they not ponder,
So, we like to keep ‘em cowed.
We insist they “Just accept it!”…
Yes, with “No Debate Allowed!”
We would rather they not wonder
At the Natural Laws they find.
So, we simply smile and tell ‘em:
“We know now it’s un-Designed!”
Yes, we’d rather dodge The Issue
Who revealed himself to man,
No, we’d rather not discuss it…
So, the topic has been banned.
We would rather think “It’s settled!”
Though deep down we know it’s not.
And we’d rather feed the children
All this wisdom that we’ve got.
We would rather they not question
Science Doctrine crystal clear.
No, we just don’t think it’s healthy
When they ask: “How ARE we here?”
We would rather only tell ‘em,
“Evolution did it, son!”
And we’d like them to believe us…
No discussion!…. It is done!
We would rather dwell in darkness
Than to turn and seek the light.
We would rather live in error
Than to entertain what’s right.
We would rather cross our fingers
And just hope that we are “good”…
Something tells us that we’d better,
‘Cause we think in “oughts” and “shoulds”.
Lord, we’d rather not acknowledge
That we’re swimming in Sin’s Tide.
Yes, we’d rather cling more tightly
To this anvil…… Human Pride.