One day when I was in your class, you started teaching about Darwinian evolution, the Big Bang, and the universe as if you had witnessed all of these events with your own eyes. Your devotion to “your faith” could have put many religious people’s faith to shame. When you were in the middle of one of your atheistic discourses, I slowly raised my hand and questioned a few of your statements and positions. You laughed at me in front of 140 other students and told me that “every scientist believes what I had just said.” The name of your class was called “Life in the Cosmos”. Go figure!
It seems like you and so many of your colleagues don’t like God and don’t like America. I don’t know if it’s just because you’re trying to be a rebel or if you’ve just studied so much that you can’t stand the fact that there might be an intelligent being out there that knows more than you. It won’t mean anything to you, but in the Bible, Paul tells Timothy that there would be some people just like you that would be “ever learning, and never able to come to a knowledge of the truth.” Hey! That sounds like you!
So here’s the deal. We live in a country that was founded by Christians. There is no way around that. You can try and downplay God’s role in the establishment of this nation all you want, but if you study hard enough…there is no way to remove the miraculous divine interventions that took place in the early days of her history. It’s woven into the laws, the architecture, and the hearts of the American people. No one, ever… can take that away from this great nation. Or can you?
It’s funny, ironic…no…it’s sad, horribly sad that you are living so well…and so free on the backs of those patriots that gave their lives in the name of God and country. Now…all you do is sit in your class and fight against the very things that enabled you to be who you are today. You’re devoting your life to molding and shaping the minds of the rising generation and simultaneously attempting to suppress and extinguish the only thing that is keeping this nation together.
If you don’t want to believe in God…that’s fine. That same God gave you your agency to not worship Him. If fact…that’s what He’s all about. Not forcing anyone to do anything that they don’t want to do. But now look at what we have. A bunch of loud “educated” influential voices like yourself trying to turn a God-fearing nation into a God-less nation.
You’re not trying to get rid of religion. You’re trying to make atheism the state religion.
You say that religion is nothing more than brainwashing…but I say it’s you that is doing the brainwashing. The worst part of it all is that you have a captive audience because we’ve got to pass your class in order to graduate college. It’s sad that so many of these kids around me see the PhD behind your name and think you know what you’re “all-knowing”…even god-like. You evangelize “your beliefs” to curious, ignorant, and unsuspecting students each and every quarter and then they grow up to be just like you until we have a nation of natural selecting animals.
Do you remember the stuff you taught about the Big Bang that “every scientist believes” . Well… just today, we found out that physicists are backing away from the “biggest discovery of the century” regarding the big bang.
Back in March, a group of physicists announced the first direct evidence of the Big Bang in a splashy press conference followed by Nobel prize forecasts and champagne. But scientists have since questioned the discovery, and a new paper suggests the signal detected was not evidence of the Big Bang but instead largely, if not entirely, from interstellar dust. Oops.
It’s kind of like that with everything you teach isn’t it? You teach something as if there is no doubt that it happened and then make fun of anyone that doesn’t believe it. Then in a couple years you quietly back away from the theory and move on to the newest scientific trend.
Right now as we speak…there are thousands of university professors pushing their religion on the up and coming generation but any talk of creationism or intelligent design was laughable…right? Almost any time someone would raise their hand to question any of you or your colleagues “scientific conclusions”, you’d fly into a sarcastic rant. Why is it that you can have your “religion” and talk about it openly but I can’t consider the possibility of an intelligent designer?
That was ten years ago. I can’t imagine what it’s like today.
I honestly wonder if you and your fellow institutional leaders even consider the origin of your university. Every university…including yours, had its rise from within the walls of a religious institution. Ancient temples were built as a place of higher learning…and the modern university is the result. Why do you think you wear those funny looking robes during commencement and graduation? The temple was anciently known as a place where one went to gain greater insight into the various branches of science and education…but the trunk of that tree was always theology. Not biology…but theology. You’ve forgotten that. Heck…maybe you didn’t even know that. The branches of scientific study grew out of a desire of humans to better understand our Creator. But now we have universities with lots of branches and no trunk. You have made yourselves into gods! Gods of academia and of science, making up the curriculum as you go.
If you want to teach the youth of our nation about science, then you need to teach them about God first. True science is the order that God implemented out of chaos. The natural state of matter is chaos. Whether it’s on the streets of New York or in the furthest corner of the universe. Without God…there will be eventual chaos. Without laws and accountability, all matter…including us, will fall into a degenerative state.
I know you don’t believe in the devil, but if there was a devil…I can’t think of a more important place for him to destroy other than the home. But maybe this is where he starts. Right here in college before you have a home to infiltrate. That saves him a bunch of work! This place…this “Uni-Versity”. A place where young inquiring minds were supposed to gather “all truth” found in the universe and bring it together “as one”.
The devil you don’t believe in has taken the temple out of the university. He has taken God out of the university and placed you at the helm with the commission to destroy even the faintest concept or idea of an intelligent and loving creator. The ancient “Uni-versities” or temples were where people went to learn about universal truth or “veritas” with God at the center of all those “ologies” but now students will go to college and have God cleansed from their minds.
I know you think you’re just teaching people how to think more. How to be realistic. But you’re teaching us to think less and accept theories that you know full well will change within the next two years anyway. You’re teaching us to go against all of the inherent built-in logic that tells us that the Swiss watch we found on the beach did not assemble itself, and then wind itself up. You’re not teaching us to keep an open mind but to be closed to anything that falls outside of the accepted academia of the day.
The last thing I want to ask you is this: Why do you even care if I believe in God? Does it hurt you? Does it hurt society? Is it bad to “keep the commandments” and “treat others good” as are the basic tenets of almost every religion in the world? Why persecute someone for having a belief that makes them happy or that helps them treat others better? What’s it to you?
But seriously. Does religion even hurt science? Is it so far fetched to believe that an intelligent designer might be a scientist Himself and that you might have more in common with Him than you think? Geee wizz…you are open to almost any new discovery but you are closed to and certain that no one will ever discover a “Life in the Cosmos” that is more intelligent than yourself!
Now that I’ve gotten that off my mind…I hope we can be friends! I really did enjoy some of the experiments we did as a class! They pointed my mind to God…
P.S. You should change the name of your class. It betrays your beliefs! 🙂