Should you lie to your children or …?
The Chicago Tribune article titled, What Others Are Saying, reported a child therapist opinion article from the WSJ “why depression and anxiety are so common among children and adolescents.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate her opinion to ancient King Solomon proverbial wisdom of 3000 years ago.
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother. (Proverb 10:1 NIV)
Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. (Proverb 22:6 NIV)
Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright?. (Proverb 20:11 NIV)
What’s My Point?
Whether you are a child therapist, parent, teacher, or observer of children who have been taught religious values, you can distinguish the difference “by their actions.”
In My Opinion
King Solomon observed the same 3000 years ago and 3000 years from now, the same observations will be apparent. There is nothing new under the sun.
How to prove religion values make a difference in our contempory times and the wall built by the SCOTUS to make in unlawful to teach religion in public secular schools. Also to make private religious education too costly for the majority of Americans because parents cannot afford to pay two tuitions, private and public if they want to choose religious values to be taught to their children.
So how do you prove that children taught religious values will suffer less depression and anxiety in the opinion of the child therapist or grow up to be better more law abiding and engaged citizens in the USA?
One sure way would be to take a survey of the number of citizens who wound up in prison as I suggested in a previous post to determine if they attended private religious schools vs. secular public schools.
If I understand the child therapist opinion, what she surveyed or observed will bear out the same proof.
Read the article and previous post in the Source Links Below.
Wise or foolish observations whether 3000 years ago, today, or in the future?
Will we ever wise up and read up on ancient wisdom that nothing is new under the sun. Every generation repeats the same good or bad behaviors of previous generations as evidenced in recorded history.
Regard and goodwill blogging.
Chicago Tribune and Wall Street Journal Article