THESE Are the Times That Try Men’s Souls

I thought, ‘is this true now’ as I finished publishing my new book, Scientific Challenges to Evolutionary Theory: How These Challenges Affect Religion? It may be so!

As Thomas Paine must also have thought: what can we do? What must we do?

Let me get to my premise: Evolutionary teaching in our schools and in our culture has lead to the unsettling consequences we are increasingly suffering in America – atheism, lack of morality and self responsibility, unwed births, family decline, drug abuse, and violence.  

Guns don’t cause the violence and deaths; our messed up, misinformed people do. Religion is what is missing and on the ebb in our society . . . and religion will be the salvation of our society. No matter what you call it, or for political correctness, this is what we need.

Backing up, since I wrote my book, in which hundreds of PhD scientists showed the impossibility of the theory of evolution, I have recently become aware of much more, including:

  1. A chronology starting when the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620 to form a Christian community in America – showing our country is experiencing a progressive moral decline – another silent spring.
  2. The depressing and dreadful rise in our country of unwed births (and the fall of family life), and the rise of drug abuse, unsafe behavior, and drug overdose deaths.
  3. I have pleasantly become aware that the Patriots in our country (quoted in this essay), feel as I do, and with Thomas Payne, Patrick Henry, et all – that we can and must do something about it. Please read on, as I think we can all work together on this problem.

I am asking, could the Patriots quoted and others get together to form a ‘Patriots’ Coalition’ to seek ways to slow the fall of our American society – “To Save Our Country by Saving Our Kids – Through Education?”          Jay Schabacker, Jayschab@aol.com, www.CreationClass.org

Contents

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  1. Introduction
  2. Contents
  3. “Another Silent Spring” Chronology
  4. Unmarried births and heroin abuse
  5. Gary Bauer, “What Kills Us?”; Rahm Emanuel, “What Faith and Family Can Do”
  6. Pastor Andrew Brunson, “Youth not prepared for what is coming”; Charles Colson, “When Christian belief weakens, the crime rate climbs”
  7. Mike Pence, “Public schools should teach Intelligent Design”; Betsy DeVos, “Her nomination is a positive development for communities”
  8. Cal Thomas, “We are led to believe that America is evil” and “We have met the enemy and he is US”
  9. San Francisco homelessness rose 30 percent in the most recent year; Franklin Graham, “There are serious cracks in our moral foundation”
  10. Herman Bouma, NAOS, “The problem with the theory of macroevolution”, David Gibbs, “The Supreme Court on science curriculums”
  11. Ben Carson, “On solving the crisis of gun violence”; Gallup Poll, “U.S. moral values at a seven-year low”
  12. Tony Perkins, “Solution to gun violence isn’t what you think”
  13. Lauren Green and Dr. Frank Turek, “Thoughts and prayers versus gun control”
  14. Kay Coles James, “Let’s roll up our sleeves, and get to work”
  15.  John West, Discovery Institute’s “Academic Freedom Petition”
  16.  Seth Cooper, “How to teach evolution in public schools”
  17.  Herman Bouma, NAOS, “General Resolution on the Need for the Theory of Macroevolution to Be Taught Objectively”

22. Current Republican state governors

Another Silent Spring

Our country is experiencing a progressive moral decline.

A Chronology:

1620 – Pilgrims land and form a Christian community in the US

1700 – Harvard and Yale universities founded on Christian principles

1776 – US nation formed on belief in God, “In God We Trust”

1859 – Charles Darwin’s “Origin of Species” (Man came from apes)

1900 – Evolution is now a “science”; Evolution taught in schools

1961 – Henry Morris’s “Genesis Flood”; Modern Creation Movement

1970-1990 – Numerous scientific Creationist organizations formed

2000-2019 – Ties between evolution teaching and the negative social consequences of evolution shown, with advancing problems in the US: Atheism, rise of unwed childbirths, drug abuse, crime, social violence, and suicide, (Man now acts like apes)

In a previous book, Scientific Challenges to Evolutionary Theory: How These Challenges Affect Religion, I gave evidence that scientists have proven the impossibility of evolution . . . now we know what to do about it. Won’t you please join with a coalition of Patriots (like yourself) who know the problem and know the answers? Please read the following notes and quotes, and then, can we all start to discuss it as a group for the purpose of ‘saving our country by saving our kids’.

U.S. Unmarried Births Now Above 40%; Heroin Abuse 2 per 1,000

What is Killing Us?

Gary Bauer, Campaign for Working Families – End of Day Report, August 9, 2019

“In the wake of recent tragic August 5, 2019 shootings, many Americans are asking the same question: Why is this happening? As I wrote on Monday, I believe it has a lot to do with the decline of faith and the rise of an increasingly, often militant, secular culture.

Or, as one columnist bluntly put it, “We killed God, family, and community – and now it’s killing us.” That certainly appears to be the case with the Dayton killer.

The Daily Mail, a British media outlet, obtained pages of the killer’s writings. He was an avowed Satanist, writing, “I am the servant of the serpent evil incarnate, flesh consumer, light destroyer, fueled by hate, rage my strength, distrust my shield.”

He wrote about “hunting” people. And friends say he was constantly consuming drugs – marijuana, methamphetamines, cocaine, and abusing prescription drugs.

Of course, we’re getting this information from a British source, not the New York Times or the Washington Post. The American media want to assign blame on two things and two things only, eager to get rid of both: Guns and Donald Trump.”

What Faith and Family Can Do

Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, made these comments in August 2018

I know the power of what faith and family can do. Our kids need that structure. I am asking . . . that we don’t shy away from a full discussion about the importance of family and faith helping to develop and nurture character, self-respect, a value system, and a moral compass that allows kids to know good from bad and right from wrong.”

Pastor Brunson imprisoned in Turkey for his Christian faith says youth aren’t ‘prepared for what is coming’

Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was imprisoned for two years in Turkey before the Trump administration helped free him in October 2018, told the Southern Baptist Convention Monday night, June 10, 2019, he believes the next generation is going to experience more intense Christian persecution. He warned the thousands of pastors gathered in Birmingham, Ala. to be prepared.

“I don’t think we’re prepared for what is coming, especially the next generation, I fear that many of us are complacent and we’re unaware and this means that the people in our churches are going to be blindsided by what comes. You are the ones as pastors and leaders of churches who have the task of preparing the next generation . . . many of you are going to have the opportunity to stand in that line of suffering and you have to prepare yourself for that.” Brunson said.

Caleb Parke, Fox News, June 12, 2019.

When Christian Belief Weakens

Charles Colson and Nancy R. Pearcey, A Dance with Deception (Nashville: W Publishing Group, 2004), 190

“The lesson of history is clear: when Christian belief is strong, the crime rate falls; when Christian belief weakens, the crime rate climbs. Widespread Christian belief creates a shared social ethic that acts as a restraint on the dark side of human nature.”

Mike Pence: Public Schools Should Teach the Theory of Intelligent Design as Well as the Theory of Evolution

Our Vice President, Mike Pence, has been true to the Word in his public advocacy of the teaching of Creation or Intelligent Design. Mike Pence is my HERO.

In 2002, Pence delivered a passionate speech on the floor of the House of Representatives arguing that evolution is only a theory and that public schools should teach the theory of intelligent design as well as the theory of evolution. Pence told his colleagues: “I believe that God created the known universe and everything in it, including man. And I also believe that someday scientists will come to see that only the theory of intelligent design (creationism) provides even a remotely rational explanation for the known universe. ”He continued, “I would simply and humbly ask, can we teach it as such and can we also consider teaching other theories of the origin of species? I like the theory that was believed in by every signer of the Declaration of Independence. Every signer of the Declaration of Independence believed that men and women were created and were endowed by the same Creator with certain unalienable rights. The Bible tells us that God created man in his own image, male and female. He created them. And I believe that, Mr. Speaker.”

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Candi Cushman, a policy analyst for the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, described DeVos’ nomination as a positive development for communities that want to include intelligent design in their school curricula. “Mrs. DeVos will work toward ensuring parents and educators have a powerful voice at the local level on multiple issues, including science curriculum,” wrote Cuchman in an email.

https://www.propublica.org/article/devos-education-nominees-code-words-for-creationism-offshoot-raise-concerns

Cal Thomas: “We Are Led to Believe That America is Evil”

Cal Thomas, in his editorial, NY Times rewrites history as propaganda for left-wing Dems, he stated, “We are led to believe America is evil, soulless, that those at the top have always exploited those at the bottom. There appears to be advocacy for bigger government, reparations and never-ending guilt for things we today had nothing to do with. Is this what we want to impose on our children?No wonder private and home schools are growing at such a rapid pace. The National Home Education Research Institute projects that by next year the number of home schools will be 2.3 million, a major increase over recent years. According to the Department of Education, about 10 percent of children in grades K through 12 now attend private schools.”

Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services, August 23, 2019, tcaeditors@tribune.com

“We have met the enemy and he is US”

Cal Thomas, in his book titled Book Burning(Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1983)

“Our greatest enemy is the apathy of people of faith. We say we believe in certain things. We memorize hundreds of Bible verses. We attend church three times a week. But we live as practical atheists.

Do we write letters to the editor to express our viewpoints? Do we attend public school board meetings and voice our concerns?

No, Secular Humanism isn’t the ultimate enemy. We are. We could use a little less noise about the evil secular Humanists and a lot more involvement by our own people in our own country.

As our old comic strip friend Pogo once observed, ‘We have met the enemy and he is US’.”

Homeless Crisis in San Francisco

“The misery of homelessness, mental illness and drug addiction hits deep in San Francisco.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s definition of homelessness includes people who are living in streets, in cars or in shelters. San Francisco’s own definition widens the category to people without a permanent address who are in prison, rehab or hospitalized. If the city used the same measurement it had in the years past, the numbers would show an increase from 7,400 to 9,784 – or a 30 percent increase in 2019.”

Barnini Chakraborty of Fox News (@Barnini)

Serious cracks in our moral foundation

Rev. Franklin Graham’s prediction in 2015

“I believe that the moral foundation is eroding and has serious cracks in our moral foundation. And I’m not sure if we’ll ever get it back. I’m not sure that this country can ever turn around and be saved. I have no faith in the Democratic Party. I don’t have any faith in the Republican Party. I don’t believe that there’s a candidate out there that can change this. Because both parties, and I don’t even know who the Tea Party is. I just don’t have faith the politicians of this nation can take a stand for the moral issues we face and turn it around.”

(wtkr.com/2015/02/05/rev-franklin-graham-addresses-criticism-about-controversial-statements/

The Problem with the Theory of Macroevolution

Herman Bouma, President of The National Association for Objectivity in Science, has stated: “Most high school and university biology textbooks used in the United States do not present any scientific arguments against the theory of macroevolution. The failure to do so may lead a student to conclude that he or she is in fact the result of random, chance processes, and has not been created or designed for any special purpose. This in turn can have a devastating impact on the student, leading him or her to devalue human life and possibly engage in drug abuse, sexual promiscuity, or violence, or even commit suicide.”

He continued, “It is critical that a scientific theory that has potentially disastrous social consequences be presented objectively. The cause of truth and the general welfare of society are both promoted if the scientific arguments both for and against the theory of macroevolution are presented.”

www.objectivityinscience.org/about_us.html

The Supreme Court on Science Curriculums

The David C. Gibbs III law firm in their book, Making Sense of Religion in America’s Public Schools, summarized the Supreme Court view, as in Edwards vs. Aguillard, 482 U.S. 96 (1987), as follows:

“The United States Supreme Court has never mandated that Darwinism be taught as fact rather than theory; nor have judges ever prohibited teachers from teaching scientific evidence disproving evolution to public school students. In fact, while the Supreme Court said in this case that Creation was a religion, the Court at the same time indicated its approval of a science curriculum that would teach much more than evolution.”

David C. Gibbs and Barbara J. Weller, Making Sense of Religion in America’s Public Schools (Largo, FL: The National Center for Life and Liberty, 2013), 165

On solving the crisis of gun violence

In a Facebook post, HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson answered a question from an email in which he was asked whether the shooting in Oregon on August 4, 2019 had changed his feelings on the issue.

“I grew up in the slums of Detroit. I saw plenty of gun violence as a child. Both of my cousins were killed in the streets. As a Doctor, I spent many a night pulling bullets out of bodies,” he wrote. “There is no doubt that this senseless violence is breathtaking – but I never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away. Serious people seek serious solutions,” Carson stated.

Dr. Carson had earlier noted a cogent comment made by Daniel Webster, who said, “There will never be tyranny in the United States because the people are armed.”

Americans Say U.S. Moral Values at a Seven-Year Low

Suzanne Woolley of Bloomberg stated, “There is something all can agree upon. They share a dim view of their country’s moral values. More than 80 percent of people polled rate moral values in the U.S. as fair or poor – a seven-year low, and 77 percent of respondents to a new Gallup poll say the state of moral values will continue to get worse.

In the 16 years Gallup has asked Americans whether their country’s moral values were getting better or worse, social conservatives have consistently been the most pessimistic – more likely than moderates or social liberals to say the situation was getting worse. Now moderates have that distinction. Eighty-six percent of moderates say moral values in the U.S. are worsening.”

Suzanne Woolley, May 22, 2017,https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-22/americans-see-u-s-moral-values-at-a-seven-year-low

Tony Perkins: Solution to gun violence isn’t what you think

“George Washington in his farewell address at the end of his second term as president included several pieces of advice for preserving America’s prosperity, security and happiness. He observed: “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indisputable supports.” Some will be quick to say that nearly 250 years later, America has moved beyond the faith that inspired nation builders. That is a tragedy. Today our culture increasingly marginalizes public faith and religion, pushing it from the public square. But in the process, we’ve lost public morality, common decency and virtue, which are essential to freedom. To achieve security for our families and communities while preserving the freedom that has made America great, we have only one option: Restore morality by renewing our commitment to the free exercise of religion. In other words, we should protect, not prevent, religious freedom.

As Jesus observed in Matthew 15:19, from the human heart comes murder. To talk about the “why” and not just the “how,” requires we go beyond external, environmental factors to focus on the internal aspect of morality. And we can’t have an honest discussion about morality without including religion. Our baser nature clearly is not changed by passing more laws. The promises of security through more government restrictions will only serve to erode our freedoms while providing little protection. Rather, the solution to gun violence plaguing our nation will be found in a willingness to recognize, as did the Founders, that as a people we are dependent upon and accountable to an omniscient God. It is only from such an understanding that morality and public virtue become commonplace, which is essential for freedom.As Americans, we must carefully consider the path we take in addressing this present and growing crisis. New gun laws never achieve what a commitment to the Golden Rule can accomplish. America will be safer if all of us do unto others as we want them to do unto us.   https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tony-perkins-solution-gun-violence-not-what-you-think-former-police-officer

Thoughts and Prayers versus Gun Control

With Lauren Green of Fox News, Dr. Frank Turek and Michael Wear discuss the merits of ‘thoughts and prayers’ in the wake of mass shootings.

Frank Turek of CrossExamined.org said the problem goes much deeper than guns. “In our country, we’ve always had guns. But in recent decades we’ve had a lot more of these shootings it seems,” he said. “So, what’s changed?”

Turek said two things have dramatically changed in the United States, the rise in fatherlessness and the waning of faith.

“The problem,” he said, “Is in our school system today we teach people that there is no God, essentially we’re the product of random process, and so there is really no meaning to life, there is no true identity, no worth. No wonder we have this nihilistic culture where people decide they’re going to go about and shoot people down.”

“Yeah, fatherlessness is an issue,” Wear said. “And yes, the spiritual health of our nation is an issue.”

“I’m all for some sort of gun policy that makes sense,” Turek said. “But that’s not a Band-Aid that’s going to solve all these problems – a deeper spiritual problem.”

For that, they both say prayer is needed to bring us closer together, and closer to the Creator.

Lauren Green is host of Fox News Digital’s “Spirited Debate,” and is the author of her new book, “Lighthouse Faith: God as a Living Reality in a World Immersed in Fog.”

Let’s Roll Up Our Sleeves, and Get to Work

Kay Coles James, Heritage Foundation President asks, “Are we as a society mad enough yet that we’re finally willing to do things differently?”

“How much more are we going to take? How many more are we going to lose? How did the hopes and dreams of our forbearers give way to so much despair? How can we let innocent children grow up in poverty, be exposed to drugs, and see the violence done against their neighbors – and against themselves? Are we mad enough yet that we’re finally willing to do things differently? We have the ability to put in place policies that can achieve the eradication of poverty, job growth, positive educational outcomes, and strong families that were originally intended, but we can do it with proven policies that actually work.

First, we must ensure that we’re encouraging families to stay together and that fathers and mothers raise their children together. Decades of studies have shown that children raised in single-parent homes are statistically more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, exhibit poor social behaviors, and commit violent crimes.

Faith also plays a critical role in society. It gives people hope and teaches them love. It teaches them there are things bigger than just themselves and there are consequences for the good and bad that we do.

Churches also provide a sense of community, shared values, and a safety net for those in physical, spiritual, and emotional need. The left has tried decades of its experiments with miserable results. It’s time to try policies that will actually strengthen families and create good jobs, better educational opportunities, and safer communities.

At least this latest controversy has brought these problems front and center in the American conscience. Let’s finally be mad enough about the way things have been done that we’re now willing to do them differently. Let’s get to work!”

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/heritage-president-baltimore-truth-welfare-kay-coles-james

Discovery Institute’s ‘Academic Freedom Petition’

Dr. John West, Vice President, Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture

“The Discovery Institute is asking folks to stand up for free speech on evolution by joining the more than 20,000 people (so far) who have signed their Academic Freedom Petition. Wherever academic freedom to question Darwin’s theory is challenged, Discovery Institute may deliver this petition to government or educational officials to show the widespread support that exists for full discussion about Darwinian evolution.”

(To sign the petition go to the site; https://freescience.today/petition/)

THE ACADEMIC FREEDOM PETITION

“We, the undersigned American citizens, urge the adoption of policies by our nation’s academic institutions to ensure teacher and student academic freedom to discuss the scientific strengths and weaknesses of Darwinian evolution. Teachers should be protected from being fired, harassed, intimidated, or discriminated against for objectively presenting the scientific strengths and weaknesses of Darwinian theory. Students should be protected from being harassed, intimidated, or discriminated against for expressing their views about the scientific strengths and weaknesses of Darwinian theory in an appropriate manner.”

Per the Discovery Institute, (home office Seattle, WA; www.discovery.org; 206-292-0401), when you sign the Academic Freedom Petition, you will get access to the following free resources:

  1. A 57-page report on the top scientific problems with chemical and biological evolution.
    1. A legal analysis of why academic freedom laws are constitutional.
    1. Information on legislation you can propose in your state to support academic freedom on evolution.
    1. Resources to promote academic freedom in your local school district.
    1. A monthly Academic Freedom Update e-newsletter to keep you informed about debates over evolution and intelligent design around the nation.

Also, from Discovery Institute:

Learn: Stories, Principles, History, Public Opinion, and Censor of the Year

Act: Sign the Petition, Start a Chapter, Celebrate Academic Freedom Day and Legislation

(Ref. https://freescience.today/petition/)

How to Teach Evolution in a Public School Class

Seth Cooper: The Seven Main Points:

  1. Focus on Science
  2. Don’t insert intelligent design
  3. Cover the required curriculum
  4. Discuss scientific debates
  5. Be objective
  6. Look to school policy
  7. Model respect and openness

Look up the youtube on: www.vimeo.com/354993255/b0f835915f

Note: This four page ‘General Resolution’ is from The National Association for Objectivity in Science (NAOS), Herman Bouma, President. www.NAOS@objectivityinscience.org

Current Republican governors

STATE                        GOVERNOR’S NAME

ALABAMA                     Kay Ivey

ALASKA                          Mike Dunleavy

ARIZONA                       Doug Ducey

ARKANSAS                    Asa Hutchinson

FLORIDA                        Ron DeSantis

GEORGIA                       Brian Kemp

IDAHO                            Brad Little

INDIANA                        Eric Holcomb

IOWA                             Kim Reynolds

KENTUCKY                    Matt Bevin

MASSACHUSETTS        Charlie Baker

MARYLAND                  Larry Hogan

MISSISSIPPI                  Phil Bryant

MISSOURI                     Mike Parson          

STATE                        GOVERNOR’S NAME

NEBRASKA                    Pete Ricketts

NEW HAMPSHIRE       Chris Sununu

NORTH DAKOTA          Dough Burgum

OHIO                              Mike DeWine

OKLAHOMA                  Kevin Stitt

SOUTH CAROLINA       Henry McMaster

SOUTH DAKOTA          Kristi Noem

TENNESSEE                   Bill Lee

TEXAS                             Greg Abbott

UTAH                              Gary Herbert

VERMONT                     Phil Scott

WEST VIRGINIA           Jim Justice

WYOMING                    Mark Gordon

(a list with all contact info is available)

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