What is the missing element which is the core reason for ‘Truth Decay” in the USA?
The Chicago Tribune Columnist article titled: Our Democracy is fighting a bad case of truth decay’, which contained this statement.
“But we need more.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient verse as clues to the article which lists a number of issues such as civics education, medial bias, trust, skepticism in election results, politicians, past Gilded Ages, etc. Is needed to stop the truth decay in our Democracy.
However, in my opinion, the article failed to bring up the missing element reason of how and when reasons the decay first began the rotting process.
King Solomon – Conundrum Clues
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. (Ecclesiastes 1:2)
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverb 16:18)
Buy the truth and do not sell it– wisdom, instruction and insight as well. (Proverb 23:23)
What’s My Point?
The issue of decay can be correlated medically to a harmful bacterial or virus that once ignored will continue in time lead to greater decay.
My point is the columnist article lists numerous causes that he believes is causing ‘truth decay” in our Democracy in a similar manner a skilled physician would study to diagnose a cure to stop the decay.
Or in other words, if not diagnosed properly and multiplied exponentially over time in a population of 350 million living in the USA can result in all the issues listed by the columnists’
In My Opinion
The missing element can be correlated to State laws instituted after the civil which the Supreme Court finally ruled unconstitutional this year.
Sadly, even is a lousy year of the pandemic, this ruling is a ray of light to point a pathway in the future to address the main reasons that have been set aside by the vanity of man. Along with discernment how pride leads to destruction, same as a bacterial or virus to bring about a cure for the present ‘truth decay in our Democracy.
However, it takes time to cure the decay that has exponentially results over time in our Nation.
That is teaching our children the wisdom and love in the Bible to prevent them from making foolish choices that lead to decay on their paths of life.
The vanity of man who believes they know better than their Creator, and continues on a path of passing millions of laws which ignores the truth in belief of religion to guide them on their paths in life.
What the columnist overlooked is the core element that has of led to a decay of our Democracy to begin and persist by focusing on a whole bunch of symptoms of truth decay.
Decay in our Democracy that could have been reduced or prevented if only we would teach our children to follow the right paths in life to make wise choices based on the following verse.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)
In other words, the cost for public education has risen over time to no longer be affordable for parents to choose to send their children to a private religious school.
The effects have chosen to over time taken away the choices of parents of poor and middle class to afford to pay two tuitions, one for public schools and one for private religious schools.
And this missing symptom element has not been mentioned in his column.
Or, same as a dentist or doctor will use a device to help shed light on a decaying tooth or body in order to stop the decay, humans need a device of teaching how to use Spiritual light of the Bible?
Will teaching wisdom to children help reduce truth decay to spread to help discern mistruths being spread around by humans who desire a path to power by spreading lies in the same way as a bacterial or virus cussed decay in our society?
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Will teaching in depth Spiritual instruction, regular church attendance to remind us the right path all through life help to promote wisdom of choices over time
Will teaching in depth Spiritual Wisdom to understand the differences of true love in life help us on our paths to discern the differences between love advice of human’s vs love advice from the influence of Hollywood influences and intriguers to obtain power and influence us to make decisions which may help truth decay in both body and Spirit?
“But what we really need more.” ….. is wisdom and love in our Democracy based on Christian teachings in the Bible to reduce the truth decay symptoms described by the columnist?
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