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CLARITY – 9-21-19 At Least Camel is Nutritious


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 9-21-19

At Least a Camel is Nutritious

What’s Happening: “One high schooler, Maryn Holler had had enough. She posted on social media a picture of a meager lunch she paid $3.00 for, together with her protest at being served something ‘that costs 50 cents to make.’ Her posting soon got over 1,000 repostings and 900 comments…many of them uncomplimentary to the school: ‘That is a pathetic excuse for a lunch,’ a person wrote. ‘I hope parents are ringing that schools phones off the hook.’ ‘Maryn you’re right, this is absolutely ridiculous and I wish you best of luck in hopes of making a positive change in you district!,’someone else wrote. ( Maryn’s comment?  ‘Alright so i paid for this to eat at lunch today,’ Facebook records. ‘I thank God everyday that my family has the money where i get to go home and eat actual food. there are kids at this school who this is ALL THEY GET TO EAT, and we were given a hotdog bun with cheese. it’s honestly sad to know that we go to school and pay around 3 dollars for something that cost .50 cents to make.’” 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “What about the kids that are allergic to dairy products?”

Biblical Response:  “You assuming that they got real cheese…which apparently is quite an assumption. And to pay (actually, the taxpayers are paying) $3 for something that costs a fraction of that… None of which I think is the actual point that should be made. Kids today may have their bodies fed (albeit, maybe poorly), but what of their minds and spirits? A scripture comes to mind: Matt 23:24 – ‘Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.’ (KJV)

‘Blind guides’ seems appropo here, when talking of administrators and teachers (of course, it’s hard to blame the teachers, when they only teach what they must). Ever since 1962 (Engle v. Vitale Supreme Court decision), the Bible and prayer have had no part of public education (in direct conflict with the Northwest Ordinance of 1787). Education of the mind and spirit are incomplete, and that’s ⅔ of the whole person. Now it seems that the other ⅓ might also be in danger. Maybe controversy over that will satisfy their dereliction of mandate.”

“Christians? Oh, we believe in the education of the whole man – body, soul, and spirit (1 Cor. 9:27; 2 Tim. 3:16). And we believe that religion is a vital part of the equation for educating. Read what the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 has to say about it:”

“Quoting the first sentence of Article III: ‘Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.’ Oops!…I guess we forgot about that..,somewhere between the carrots and the cheese.”

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, have mercy on this generation and any who attempt to fill the future with deficient individuals; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

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