Monday, March 19, 2007

A basic truth

The author asks a simple question of why children understand what adults don't.

Understanding Abortion Kills Children: Are We Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
Now I know how real this is because I see it every day--adults not knowing simple truths that are obvious to children. I can take a set of fetal models or pictures of babies in the womb to any first or fifth grade class room in this country.


When it comes to something so simple as looking at a baby and knowing that it is a baby, we as a nation are obviously not smarter than a fifth grader. In fact we have killed over 1/3 of the fifth graders before they ever got a chance to go to school.
To me it is simple. Children still believe in the basic truth that lying is wrong. As adults, we are often working so hard to justify our own actions that lying gets a pass. The numerous skeletons in our own closet keep us from pointing out anyone else's failings.

And to a point they should. We are to remove the log from our own eye before the speck in our neighbors. But it seems that most have translated that verse to say we should hide the log in our own eye and ignore the speck in the neighbors, saying it might be right for him.

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