on the faces of your children?

In a previous post titled, Soulless in Chicago, I expressed my opinion that School Vouchers to be a viable long-term solution for Chicago communities faced with gangland killings.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to bring to attention a 2008 essay written by an atheist about what he observed in Missionary areas in Africa to present a hopeful pragmatic option to help reduce Chicago gang killings?

The location of Africa to the predominate black poverty areas in Chicago is not intended to be a bigoted comparison of black communities in the USA.  Rather it is a comparison of what an atheist wrote in an essay of what he observed on the looks on the faces he observed in Africa who were taught Christianity precepts of wisdom and love.

King Solomon

Who is like the wise?
    Who knows the explanation of things?
A person’s wisdom brightens their face
    and changes its hard appearance. (Ecclesiastes 8:1)

Excerpt – Ecclesiastes by Phil Ryken

“It is true that godly wisdom makes a difference in the way people look.”

To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. (Proverb 1:6)

Excerpt – Gils Bible Commentary

the words of the wise, and their dark sayings; the words and doctrines, not of the wise philosophers and sages of the Heathen world, but of men truly wise and good; and especially of the wise inspired writers of the Scriptures, whose words come from one Shepherd,

What’s My Point?

I have written numerous posts to support school vouchers to allow parents to choose religious values be taught to their children rather than the government mandated curriculum that does not permit religious values and morals to be taught in public schools.

I have presented an argument that present public schools’ costs have evolved over time to be the highest tax item on average homeowner’s tax bills. And most parents cannot afford to choose to send their children to private religious schools because they cannot afford to pay for both private and public education.

My point is the USA government founders were mainly Christians who established the First Amendment Rights to allow freedom of religion.

Government later passed laws to establish public schools and mandate education for all children, Parents could choose to send their children to either public or privates schools. Over time public schools have become so costly that most parents can not afford to send their children to private religious schools to be taught their religious values. and also be required to pay taxes to fund public schools.

Without religious values, many children become involved in gang activities and may become involved in criminal and immoral activities.

In My Opinion

We need school vouchers to allow private religious schools to be an affordable to allow parents to choose their religious values of their choice.

While public schools do not teach witchcraft per se, some recent mandated government laws being passed to teach secular sexual values are borderline to what King Solomon described as dark sayings in the above proverb.

If Interested

Read the previous post and related information in the Source Links Below. /

You Decide

Would you send your child to a private religious school if you could afford to especially if you lived in a high-risk crime area with questionable quality public school ratings?

Would the looks on Chicago children living in high crime poverty areas and every other area look brighter in the USA if they were taught Christianity according to an atheist’s observation.

The same proverbial observation of King Solomon 3000 years ago?  

Regards and goodwill blogging.

Source Links

Atheist Essay

https://www.hopeinview.org/files/As_an_atheist_I_truly_believe_Africa_needs_God–Matthew_Parris.pdf

King Solomon, Soulless in Chicago

https://rudymartinka.com/2019/10/03/king-solomon-soulless-in-chicago/

Gils Bible Commentary

https://biblehub.com/commentaries/gill/proverbs/1.htm