|In the early public schools, the BIBLE was one of the main textbooks. But on June 17, 1963 in Abington Vs. Schempp the Supreme Court removed BIBLE readings from public education. LOOK AT WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE THAT RULING . . .|
Age Group 10-14
|Data is from the Center for Disease Control and Department of Health and Human Resources and Human Services and Statistical/Abstracts of United States.|
1. Talking 5. Getting out of Turn in Line 2. Chewing Gum 6. Wearing Improper Clothing 3. Making Noise 7. Not Putting Paper in Wastebasket
1. Rape 7. Murder 13. Alcohol Abuse 2. Robbery 8. Suicide 14. Gang Warfare 3. Assault 9. Absenteeism 15. Pregnancies 4. Burglary 10. Vandalism 16. Abortions 5. Arson 11. Extortion 17. Venereal 6. Bombings 12. Drug Abuse Disease
When it came to education, Noah Webster (of Webster's Dictionary fame) stated: "Education is useless without the BIBLE . God's word, contained in the BIBLE , has furnished all necessary rules to direct our conduct."
Furthermore, the apostle Paul said, "all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Colossians 2:3) are hid in Christ Jesus. Education without Christ, who is "The Word of God" (Revelation 19:13, cref. John 1:1-3) will be void of the wealth of wisdom and knowledge that comes only from our Creator.
What's happening to our beloved country?
Let's see, I think it started back in the early 1960'swhen Madeline Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body was found recently) complained she didn't want any prayer in our schools, and we said OK.
Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school... the Bible that says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said, OK.
Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spocks son committed suicide) And we said, an expert should know what he's talking about so we said... OK, we won't spank them anymore.
Then someone said teachers and principals better not discipline our children when they misbehave. And the school administrators bowed under the pressure of their school community parents and said no faculty member in this school better touch a student when they misbehave because we don't want any bad publicity, and we surely don't want to be sued. (There's a big difference between disciplining and touching, beating, smacking, humiliating, kicking, etc.) And we accepted their reasoning.
Then someone said, let's let our daughters have abortions if they want, and they won't even have to tell their parents. And we said, that's a grand idea. Then some wise school board member said, since boys will be boys and they're going to do it anyway, let's give our sons all the condoms they want, so they can have all the fun they desire, and we won't have to tell their parents they got them at school. And we said, that's another great idea.
Then some of our top elected officials said it doesn't matter what we do in private as long as we do our jobs. And agreeing with them, we said it doesn't matter to me what anyone, including the President, does in private as long as I have a job and the economy is good.
And then someone said let's print magazines with pictures of nude women in them and call it wholesome, down-to-earth appreciation for the beauty of the female body. And we said we have no problem with that. And someone else took that appreciation a step further and published pictures of nude children and then stepped further still by making them available on the internet. And we said they're entitled to their free speech.
And the entertainment industry said, let's make TV shows and movies that promote profanity, violence, and illicit sex. And let's record music that encourages rape, drugs, murder, suicide, and satanic themes. And we said it's just entertainment, it has no adverse effect, and nobody takes it seriously anyway, so go right ahead.
Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.
Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with "WE REAP WHAT WE SOW." Dear God, why didn't you save the little girl in Michigan? Sincerely, A Concerned Student. AND THE REPLY: Dear Concerned Student, I am not allowed in schools. Sincerely, God.
Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell.
Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.
Funny how everyone wants to go to heaven provided they do not have to believe, think, say, or do anything the Bible says.
Funny how someone can say "I believe in God" but still follow Satan who, by the way, also "believes" in God.
Funny how we are quick to judge but not to be judged.
Funny how you can send a thousand 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.
Funny how the lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene pass freely through cyberspace, but the public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.
Funny how someone can be so fired up for Christ on Sunday, but be an invisible Christian the rest of the week.
Are you laughing?
Funny how when you go to forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it to them.
Funny how I can be more worried about what other people think of me than what God thinks of me.
Are you thinking?
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Great information, I am currently writing a manuscript regarding this topic and will cite you. Thank you for posting the data. If you have direct links it might be helpful for those who doubt the data. Also there is much more correlation which points to the causation then you posted. All we have to do is see the products of society and lack of virtues which were once taught Biblically. Like Calvin one of the greatest contributors to literacy and education said true wisdom can only come from knowledge of God and knowledge of self.
This is the biggest pile of faulty logic I've read in years. Correlation does NOT infer causation. You're very first graphs are laughable, as they have absolutely nothing to do with biblical morality. And since I mention it, do you really want everyone to live up to biblical morality? Slavery is okay? Rape is okay? Murder is okay? Child abuse is okay? Seriously? I can well imagine the furor that my comment is going to make, but that's okay...people really need to step back and see how heinous religion is, and has become, and the evil it has perpetrated on this planet.
I know it may be hard for unbelievers to see how when Light is suppressed, darkness will naturally prevail.
Where in the Bible does it say that "Slavery is okay? Rape is okay? Murder is okay? Child abuse is okay?" Do you think dishonoring your parents is OK? Do you think murder is OK? Do you think stealing is OK? Do you think lieing is OK?
Religion can be heinous, and has perpetuated much evil on this planet. Religion is the devils favorite trick to deceive his unwitting pawns, to hide and make obscure the One True God and their Creator.
Wilhelm Schmidt, the great philologist and ethnologist, gives an excellent summary of the nations of antiquity and their religion:
"As external civilization increased in splendor and wealth, so religion came to be expressed in forms of ever-increasing magnificence and opulence. Images of gods and demons multiplied to an extent which defies all classification. Wealthy temples, shrines and groves arose; more priests and servants, more sacrifices and ceremonies were instituted. But all this cannot blind us to the fact that despite the glory and wealth of the outward forms, the inner kernel of religion often disappeared and its essential strength was weakened. The results of this, both moral and social, were anything but desirable, leading to extreme degradation and even to the deification of the immoral and antisocial. The principal cause for this corruption was that the figure of the Supreme Being was sinking further and further into the background, hidden behind the impenetrable phalanx of the thousand new gods and demons.
But all the while, the ancient primitive religion still continued among the few remainders of the primitive culture, preserved by fragmentary peoples driven into the most distant regions. Yet in their condition of stagnation, poverty, and insignificance, even there it must necessarily have lost much of its power and greatness, so that even among such peoples it is much too late to find a true image of the faith of really primitive men. It remains for us, by dint of laborious research, to put gradually together from many faded fragments a lifelike picture of religion." (The Origin and Growth of Religion: Facts and Theories, p. 289-290, 1931)
Consider what Jesus said about the religious ones of His day...
"But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?" (Matthew 23:13-33)
Jim Smooth: Why do you say that the Bible condones slavery,rape, murder, and child abuse? I haven't read that anywhere in the Bible.
Once you open Pandora's Box of immorality, just look what pops out...gay lifestyle, gay marriage, decrease in ages of sexual activity, teen pregnancy, movies and TV glorifying alternate lifestyles, children born and growing up without 2 parents, etc. Moral mores have flipped...what was good is bad, what was bad is good in many incidences. We're rapidly becoming a secular nation. The few in the minority now have the power over what the majority wants. The principles in the Bible are increasingly under attack. Those same tenets are what has made this country great and exceptional. Once we lose the foundation upon which this country flourished, it will only open the door to a country no longer blessed by our Creator. We need to pray and elect those who will fight for Godly guidance, as did our founding fathers.
Absolutely agree. Somebody anointed put this article up, man... As we read this, I want to encourage viewers that in spite of all that's being done within America, we still have the duty to show people who God is through our daily speech and behavior. Paul wrote that we believers are the written epistles our friends and people in our communities read from. In light of such articles as this, here's 3 questions to think about: How are people perceiving you? How are you changing their perception of Christ? How are you changing culture through Christ?
I'm writing a letter to the Supreme Court Justices of the U.S. regarding the decision they're about to make about same sex marriage. Your website has given me the exact information I wanted to cite in my letter. Thank you so much. I just pray that America will stand up for itself using the God-given talents and gifts we all have. Even the prayers of our hearts (compassion, faith and hope) are gifts. May we use these gifts to keep us motivated towards prayers in stopping the enemies of America, like ISIS. They've not been taught like we have as to who their true God and Savior are. My prayer is that God will be able to soften their hearts with a willingness to learn and accept Him.
This is the one thing that I think a lot of Americans have forgotten to do. "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty." (1 Timothy 2:1-2)
God at times allows the basest of men to rule in the kingdom of men, often giving the nations the leaders they deserve. And at times, when a nation repents and confesses their sins, he raises up a good king to perform His will for He is able to "put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree" (Luke 1:52), for "there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God" (Romans 13:1).
As I look to the future in God's Word we will see there shall arise a wicked king, "a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries." (Daniel 11:21). Then shall be great tribulation such as was not seen before, nor ever shall be. But in that day, Israel shall repent and turn to their God and He shall raise up to them the King of Kings.
"Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potterâ€™s vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him." (Psalm 2:1-12)
Here is why SATAN did it.
Just like in old testament examples there was no way defeat jews because God was with them.
So one guys said; give them your women, so that they commit adultery and worship their gods. Then the God of jews will turn agains jews.
And if you read the bible, you know that thats exactly what hapened.
Same thing here. Take away God from USA, God turn agains USA.
Its not gonna get better unless goverment says to implement bible in schools like it was before. Too bad the president after Kenedy (the same kennedy who took bible from schools) tried to restore it, but it was too late.
Good luck americans :)
I had the assumption for a long time that the increase in unwed babies was a result of women trying to live off the nanny state.
I knew for one thing that school shootings increased after bibles were taken out of school. I was researching it recently, and I found that the number of shootings that occurred in 100 years (during the 1800s) was the same number of shootings that occurred in 30 years from 1900-1930, then a decrease in the 1970s, then more than that in ONE year from 1992-93.
Anyways, now I know the answer to why there is an extreme increase unwed children can clearly be pointed out by taking the bible out of school. This also correlates with the number and the number of deaths of school shootings.
It is evident without the shadow of doubt that Moral values have gone sharply down in the schools after removing GOD's word from the School cradle of children. Now, people of other faiths are getting more stronger day by day in the educational institutions. To me the Westren Governments have put these countries on SALE. The time is approaching very fast when real Canadians or Americans will be in scare minority and will be rulled by the unreal ones and people who are silent and not standing against this silent change will be responsible to their comming generations. Keep sleeping and die in sleep.
Read about diaprax by' Dean Gotcher' you can find on line @ "authority reasearch"!!! You can find free written and audio. I had to really apply myself to understand what he is exposing and it's powerful. The information that he has to share is much needed in order to have an understanding as to what is really happening in our lives, schools, government, church, etc.
I was doing research for a school project too! I love this site and suggested it to all my friends! It helped me a lot on my research!! THANKS!!!
One other thing though, could any one tell me who wrote it?
i too am researching for an essay. my topic being "the downfall of public schools since the Bible was taken out and why we should put it back in"
this is really an amazing way for people to relize what we, as a people have done.. we need to fix this so that generations after us dont have to deal with it.
wow.. its weird how one article can change a persons view. i was jsut doing research for a school essay and i came across this site. it really made me open my eyes and see that the facts are real. i dont think its funny i think its sad and scary that our world is turning pretty much upside down.