David French just wrote the conservative Christian case for keeping God out of the classroom. Yes, this is a real article.
ยท Jun 20, 2024 ยท NottheBee.com

What a goober.

It's actually stunning to see how guys like French will follow the false god of humanistic pluralism right off a cliff.

If you missed it, Louisiana passed a law requiring the 10 Commandments, instead of things like Pride flags, to be displayed in the classroom.

French has a problem with that - the end of his NYT article explains why:

Altering constitutional law is not the only motivation here; a version of Christian mysticism is also in play. There is a real belief that the Ten Commandments have a form of spiritual power over the hearts and minds of students and that posting the displays can change their lives.

I'm an evangelical Christian who believes in God and the divine inspiration of Scripture, but I do not believe that documents radiate powers of personal virtue. I happened to grow up in Kentucky and went to classes before the Ten Commandments were ordered removed, and I can testify that the displays had no impact on our lives. My classmates and I were not better people because of the faded framed posters on the walls.

What arrogance and ignorance.

David grew up in a country that was founded and shaped by those 10 Commandments. From Mount Moriah to Jerusalem to Rome to England and the Magna Carta to the Continental Congress and beyond, he is the product of thousands of years of history. He stands on the shoulders of Moses and Elijah and Christ and all of Christendom and scoffs at the idea that 10 simple commands have any power to change the world.

"Embarkment of the Pilgrims โ€“ Robert W. Weir, displayed in the US Capitol Rotunda

It's very telling.

But here's the thing, David.

You are right to say that there is no magic in a picture of the 10 Commandments. But putting reminders of God and His commands in the public square, especially for children to see, is a good thing. Always.

Honoring God and reminding people about Him in public is a good thing, actually.

There will never be a time that God rolls His eyes: "Oh, those hillbillies are putting up little printouts of the laws I gave Moses in their classrooms? In 2024? So cringe."

Those types of scenarios made for good laughs in the 2000s on Family Guy and The Daily Show, but we're 10 years past the point where atheistic angst is cool or trendy.

Much edgy! Many laugh!

It seems to me that David is, like many boomer faux-Christians, embarrassed of God's Word. Embarrassed that it isn't shiny, new, and "progressive." Embarrassed that it says hard things that don't jive with the coastal liberal crowds. Embarrassed that it claims exclusivity. Such people want to make the Bible less relevant in the public square before their own meaningless way of life dies out.

I can't for the life of me understand why else David would be embarrassed by a set of 10 simple rules that underpin all of Western civilization and are professed by Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike - or half the human race.

Even his legal argument falls short (I'll let Ben Shapiro handle that).

I'm an evangelical Christian who believes in God and the divine inspiration of Scripture ...

Are you really, David? Praying for ya, my man.

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