"So," they say, "nobody's perfect!"
But the Vinedresser won't buy that.
Given the opportunity, He will trim the unproductive suckers and shape the branches so each one will bask in Sonlight.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Character Counts?

This year, National Character Counts Week runs from October 16th to the 22nd. Seems rather appropriate that our government would set aside only one week out of the year to recognize the importance of character in our lives. And in doing so the powers that be refuse to acknowledge where true character originates.
Our secular world admits society’s need for “character,” while allowing its definition to be forgotten by editing our cultural foundation from the historical record. Today’s students learn that our nation’s founding fathers, as deists, paid casual lip service to the Bible instead of believing its authority. We learn that the men who laid their fortunes and lives on the line to establish our republic were in fact corrupt politicians with vested, capitalistic interests in breaking from the Crown. We learn they were womanizers and cruel, slave owners. And to prove their point our noble revisionists “expose” them by publishing some of their confidential diaries and letters.
How many of today’s historical revisionists could withstand that kind of scrutiny, with their reputations intact? Yet, their passion for smearing our founding fathers knows no limit.
Their motives for so doing are transparent as a crystal stream and fowl as a Pakistani gutter; historical revisionists, by and large, are secularists who fear passing on our Biblical heritage to even one more generation of Americans. Yet, such “educators” struggle to rein in the rebellious, relativistic fruit of their secularism. They are at a loss to explain the rampant drug use and near-ritualistic cruelty that has become alarmingly common among young people.
Today, the traditional character traits of hard work, truthfulness, honesty, loyalty, friendship, and self-sacrifice hold little interest for pop-culture-saturated entertainment addicts.
Educators agree that character counts, as long as its foundation in Biblical principles is ignored and forgotten.

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