The View From 1776

Paradigms: What Should Students Learn?

Why does it matter what picture students have of the universe and their places in it?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/25 at 12:10 AM
  1. The missing element in every human 'solution' is an accurate definition of the creature. Our problems here on earth are not caused by our view of the physical universe but by inaccurate definitions of our own human nature. For better or worse, he way we define 'human' determines our view of self, others, relationships, institutions, life, and future.

    In an effort to diminish the multiple and persistent dangers and abuses which have characterized the affairs of man in his every Age, and to assist in the requisite search for human identity, it is essential to perceive and specify that distinction which naturally and most uniquely defines the human being.

    Because definitions rule in the minds, behaviors, and institutions of men, we can be confident that delineating and communicating that quality will assist the process of resolution and the courageous ascension to which all humans are called.

    Americans of the 21st Century are obliged and privileged to join our forebears and participate in this continuing paradigm proclamation - especially, our student generation.

    Human is earth's Choicemaker. Psalm 25:12 He is by nature and nature's God a creature of Choice - and of Criteria. Psalm 119:30,173 His unique and definitive characteristic is, and of Right ought to be, the natural foundation of his environments, institutions, and respectful relations to his fellow-man.

    Thus, he is oriented to a Freedom whose roots are in the Order of the universe. selah
    Posted by James Fletcher Baxter  on  07/25  at  09:28 AM
  2. How many people believe that their life is a gift from God, and how many do not? How many believe that their life has a purpose? If so, then what is that purpose? How much apathy exists in this world?
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  07/25  at  11:15 AM
  3. The question was, "Paradigms: What should students learn?" Your answer? More questions. Not an answer.

    There is no answer better than God's answer to His own question, "What is man...?" Why? Because the way you define 'human' determines everything else - for better or worse. First things first...

    Q: "What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?" Psalm 8:4
    A: "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live." Deuteronomy 30:19

    Q: "Lord, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that you are mindful of him?" Psalm 144:3
    A: "And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the river, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

    Q: "What is man, that he could be pure? And he who is born of a woman, that he could be righteous?" Job 15:14
    A: "Who is the man that fears the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way he chooses." Psalm 25:12

    Q: "What is man, that You should magnify him, that You should set Your heart on him?" Job 7:17
    A: "Do not envy the oppressor and choose none of his ways." Proverbs 3:31

    Q: "What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You take care of him?" Hebrews 2:6
    A: "I have chosen the way of truth; your judgments I have laid before me." Psalm 119:30 "Let Your hand become my help, for I have chosen Your precepts."Psalm 119:173


    Human is earth's Choicemaker. Psalm 25:12 He is by
    nature and nature's God a creature of Choice - and of Criteria. Psalm 119:30,173 His unique and definitive characteristic is, and of Right ought to be, the natural foundation of his environments, institutions, and respectful relations to his fellow-man. Thus, he is oriented to a Freedom whose roots are in the Order of the universe. selah

    For Believers only? Oh, how come all human beings make choices 24/7 their whole lives? Hmmmmmmmm?

    The worthy human paradigm: earth's Choicemaker. jfb

    Questions?
    Posted by James Fletcher Baxter  on  07/25  at  05:09 PM
  4. James,

    I see no reason to take offense to my questions, therefore no reason to take an offensive stance in your response. I do not question that humans have a choice. I question their choices. I do not question whether we are here to serve God's purpose. I question the people about who they serve. I ask this because I believe many people don't care. That is why it must be asked, "What should students learn?" Most young adults are not aware that their choices are inherently tied to their purpose on Earth and they don't seem to care. I don't think that there is any way to make them responsible when the majority doesn't care. And if you try to, their feeling of entitlement would prevent it.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  07/26  at  08:57 AM
  5. "Most young adults are not aware that their choices are inherently tied to their purpose on Earth and they don
    Posted by James Fletcher Baxter  on  07/26  at  10:25 AM
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