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What can we learn from this?
Is the question I left hanging last post.
What have you learned from it? Have you done your own Bible study to substantiate my suppositions? Have you talked these ideas over with your family, with your children? Or did you just wait for the next post?
Well, this is my answer.
I think we are forcing children to grow up too fast.
The real question is why.
I don’t think it is actually any of the reasons I proposed in my last post. I think the answer is very different and much more frightening.
I think the reason we are forcing our children to grow up too fast is that we are slowly letting go of our children.
Think about that.
We let schools teach our children more an more about everyday life and living and at younger and younger ages all the time. Children used to go off to school when they were 8 or even 10. Now they start at 3. And now teachers are responsible for everything from potty training and tying their shoes to teaching them about how to get a loan or balance their checkbook to how sex works and what to do when it works a little too well.
If you’ve seen it you know what is was about but for those who don’t, It was about a city where every single person took a “drug” called Soma. The people in this city were classified as Alpha, Beta and Gamma and did jobs accordingly. “Safe Sex” took on a whole new meaning. Everyone was responsible for being as promiscuous as possible, for taking their version of “the morning-after” pill and for donating their genetic material regularly. Babies were not “born”, they were “grown’ in special incubators. There were no parents – teachers were responsible for teaching the children everything that a parent would today. As a matter of fact, “Parent”, “Mother” and “Father” were bad words that carried heavy consequences. And death was celebrated. Basically human life held absolutely no weight. Sad.
Even more sad is the very real possibility that we are headed this way ourselves.
Prescriptions are given for any little ailment. Teachers are as important in many ways as parents themselves and sex is becoming more and more about entertainment and less about the continuation of our species. It is also becoming “the norm” for people to be promiscuous. As we advance medically, we may be able to overcome most STDs but having our society go the way of the one in “Soma” would be a far worse thing than a few STDs, in my humble opinion.
Are you being a parent or are you letting others do it for you?
Are you teaching your children the things they need to know to make it in life?
And, are you teaching them to be responsible, moral people with a good relationship with God?
Are you doing a regular Bible study with your family? Shouldn’t you start?
God Bless You and your family!
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