Asked Dr. Smith with a mischievous twinkle in his eye, “Say, Chuck, why, with all your credentials and intellect, are you still teaching at that Christian college with its low salaries?”
The setting was an impromptu coffee-with-conversation meeting with my former professors in
my Ph.D. program at the University of Tennessee; Dr. Smith was the one remaining true conservative in that august group of scholars. The obviously loaded question came near the end of a quite refreshing dialogue among a group of well-read, highly educated gentlemen who respected each other and who valued—yea, treasured—honest intellectual exchange, an admitted rarity in American colleges today. Due to the small size of most offices, we had retired to an unoccupied classroom for our gathering.
“The primary reason, Dr. Smith, is that I do not like to be censored in what I teach—I value the reality of the concept called ‘academic freedom.’”
One of our colleagues took the bait and replied, “you’re not really serious, are you?” He, like the others, made the false assumption that being on the faculty of a Christian institution meant that one is obviously censored in what can be taught and by implication, what can be thought.
“Oh yes, I am very serious. I refuse to be censored in what I can teach because I firmly believe that ‘truth never fears a challenge.’ Now, you guys obviously think that you are the ones with academic freedom, but let me ask you, when was the last time you had the freedom to take Jesus Christ or the Bible into the classroom with you? I, on the other hand, can take Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, Mao Tse-Tung, or anybody else or any other philosophy with me for an honest dialogue to compare and contrast any and all such ideas with truth.”
That was followed by a pause, and receiving no rejoinder, I continued to my concluding statement.
“Furthermore, a few moments ago when we were discussing various things and the topic of conversation came to Affirmative Action, why did you guys drop your voices and look down the hall to see if anyone was perchance listening to your true feelings about that policy?” Now, with a twinkle in my eye, I concluded, “If you guys want to prostitute your credentials and your intellects for a higher salary that’s your business…but as for me, I refuse to do so. That’s why I am still teaching at a Christian university.” And, with a gentlemanly good-naturedness, we adjourned the meeting so they could get back to their classes, promising to continue our dialogue in the near future.
That last paragraph illustrates a point made by Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting III, USA (Ret’d) in his book, An Education for Our Time, to wit: “America’s colleges are incapable of delivering what America needs today.” Part of the reason they are so incapable is that they have violated their very reason for existing—honest intellectual inquiry of all sides of an issue in an open forum where ideas can be discussed, compared, contrasted against truth—objective and knowable truth. Example, the pathetic performance of the uneducated automatons at Columbia University when someone with an opposing viewpoint is invited to speak to them—such speakers are shamefully shouted down by the puppets of a non-education system. The same happens at other major “universities” as well.
I enclosed that word in quotes to draw attention to the fact that such institutions cannot be called Universities and should be referred to as arrogant, robot-producing propaganda agencies. The word University derives from the root Universe, which means: “Single sentence.” That single sentence is: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” A University is an institution for the study of that Universe, a study made possible because that God has deemed to reveal Himself and His creation to man, whom He created with the necessary intellectual capability to receive that revelation and to engage in scientific inquiry (“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord…”) The scientific method of investigation is a marvelous tool for just such a study, a tool properly used demonstrates the marvelous, ordered complexity of His creation. Misused, that tool is used to propagandize the automatons of the propaganda agencies into the false religion of evolution. True Universities have the freedom to acknowledge that evolution is both a philosophical lie and a scientific impossibility, which has been absolutely proven by the scientific study known as microbiology: Charles Darwin said that if irreducible complexity can be found, evolution will be proven false—microbiology proves just that by showing that the “simple” single-cell animal is a highly complex arrangement of equally complex machines…irreducible complexity. Evolution is not just dead, it was stillborn at its inception, but that conversation cannot even be conducted in the classrooms and auditoriums (which means a “room for hearing”—not “jeering”) of their universities, so-called. Darwin’s statement, found in Origin of Species, reads: “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.”
It is obvious to the most casual observer why that last thought is being denied through some pretty complex sophistry on the part of philosophers (otherwise known as scientists) today—just look at the magnitude of the superstructure they have constructed upon the lie of evolution. Even the U.S. Government has become involved in violating the First Amendment by requiring that the religion of evolution be taught in the public schools while denying the teaching of anything Christian on the falsely interpreted and un-Constitutional doctrine of “separation of church and state.” Look also at the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of Natural History—from the front door to the exit, all one has is model after model preaching the religion of evolution. The entire superstructure of American education, from elementary to post-graduate studies is now resting firmly on the foundation of that religion, and it is supported by an atmosphere of violent opposition to any voice that deviates from the prescribed religious dogma.
Where did American education go? It got swallowed up by the religious dogma of the lie of evolution and its supporting political philosophy of Marxism—Darwinism/Marxism.
Truth Never Fears a Challenge
He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool. Shun him.
He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is simple. Teach him.
He who knows, and knows not that he knows is asleep. Waken him.
He who knows, and knows that he knows, is wise. Follow him.