Thursday, June 10, 2010

Seriously?

I got this article in an e-mail today. It is about how our founding documents are no longer politically correct and therefor in the eyes of Wilder Publishing need a warning label. The following warning was in a book they published titled "The Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, and The Articles of Confederation."

Seriously?! Have we come to this?

I suppose they are right. We do not have the same values as a country as we did in the late 1700's. In a few ways we are better off for it (no slavery quickly springs to mind), but are we better off in most ways? Back then most kids had a mom and a dad that actually lived together. Back then kids went to school to learn to read and write and do arithmetic and came out of the 8th grade knowing more than we do in college. Back then people valued working hard and liberty and capitalism. People used to understand that truth was real not some nebulous concept that changed with fad and fashion. Back then people feared the Lord.

2 comments:

Karen said...

One of the books that I recently bought for my children was an unabridged version of "Pinocchio." As I was searching on the internet to see from whom I wanted to purchase it, one site had the ability to read excerpts from the book. The "warning" page was included in what I could read, and it included a warning that was the same or similar to this. It actually offended me enough that I did not buy that published edition of the book. But how more offensive it is to put it on a book of our country's foundational documents!

Applied Christianity said...

Hello Karen,

It is nice to hear from you again. I had no idea these warnings were on books like Pinocchio.