It’s All About Your Point Of View

Think about a legal trial with lawyers. How does the defense lawyer interpret the evidence differently from the prosecutor?

Think about a political debate. How does the conservative candidate interpret the evidence differently from the liberal?

Search online for junior level debate topics (eg., school uniforms), research the topic, and make a case for BOTH sides of the debate.

Thinking About The Easter Bunny

  • “20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to gain Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though I myself am not under the law) so that I might gain those under the law. 21 To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (though I am not outside God’s law but am within Christ’s law) so that I might gain those outside the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, so that I might gain the weak. I have become all things to all people, that I might by all means save some.” (Apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 9:20-22)

Have you ever wondered whether Santa Clause exists, or whether it’s just one big conspiracy to trick children into behaving? How common are conspiracies? Conspiracy expert Dr. Michael Shermer says of conspiracies:

  • “Many are sane & true (tobacco, pharma, MKUltra, COINTELPRO, etc.)”

Brainstorm your own conspiracy, including what you want to trick people into believing and why you want them to believe that.

Media Literacy and Televangelists

You need to be careful watching preachers on TV asking for money. Ask yourself, are they wanting your money for good reasons? If they really have a direct line to God, couldn’t God give them the money? Watch this clip and dot-jot 2 examples of where televangelists are being questionable:

Religion, Politics, And Climate Change

Climate change is an important issue, but could being religious affect how important you think climate change is. Today on Fox News:

  • The hosts of Fox & Friends Sunday were discussing Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy’s pledge to be guided by faith if he wins in 2024, noting how religion is often referenced more by Republicans than Democrats. Co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy took that a step further, saying liberals only see Earth as the endgame while conservatives look beyond. “For them, where we live right now, this place, Earth is it,” she said. “So everything’s on the line here for them. They think, as you said, they can perfect this Earth. Those of us who have faith don’t believe that, and we believe how we act here determines where we go after. And so we got to behave.”

It makes sense, if the afterlife is the ultimate end in life, this world becomes less of a concern. Which is scary if you are not religious!

Was America founded as a Christian nation?

Was America founded as a Christian nation?

That question has served a variety of political causes since July 4, 1776, from legalizing persecution and aiding runaway slaves to fighting Nazis and Communists.

The scholars in the article have spent years reflecting on the intersection of American religion and nationalism. Their answers to the question invite us to examine the motivations behind the controversy: Why do so many people think the country’s Christian history is so important? READ HERE!