Monday, July 16, 2012
When You Do Not Agree With What You Are Reading
That is what I am reading now. A political book. It proclaims opposite life views of mine. While I am reading it I sometimes gasp out loud. I cannot believe the audacity! The first few concepts he describes I have thought about for many years, considered opposing views and solidified my views with supporting information. So when I read the authors opinions I feel secure knowing he is wrong. But then the book takes a different path, to all new territory for me, that I know nothing about, and have never much thought about either. I have no idea what goes on behind senate doors or how politicians negotiate. And as I was reading it occurred to me that I was accepting and believing everything he wrote to be true, and adopting the beliefs I just read. Oh my gosh! What does that mean for so many things? Panic really. That we send our children to liberal colleges and all the new information they learn is new information! And they believe it! And adopt those same positions, by just drinking the kool-aid and not thinking, and by never being exposed to other viewpoints. Oh no! How awful! What are we as parents to do now? Hope and pray? That we have instilled enough of a desire in their minds and hearts to seek the truth, by insisting there is truth.
Posted by Annmarie Pipa at 8:32 PM