Have you observed this? We live in the midst of a Pagan revival, but modern Pagans don’t think of themselves as Pagans. Many fool themselves by calling themselves Atheists, but everyone believes in something.
What is the source of confusion? The mass media has identified the revival of Paganism by many other names: Post Christian, New Age (American Hinduism?), Marxism, the Nones, Human Secularism, Atheism, and so forth. Yet modern Pagans worship what Pagans have always adored: all the stuff we can acquire; pleasure, especially sex; knowledge, “science” that excuses our behavior; a powerful state that gives us whatever they want; and our self, that fellow that looks back at us in our precious mirrors. The One True God we refuse to acknowledge (See Romans 1:18-32 NASB – Unbelief and Its Consequences – For the – Bible Gateway).
Us? Yeah. Even those of us who claim to be Christians still nurse a streak of Paganism within our souls. Not one of us completely loves and obeys God.
Let’s consider several recent examples.
Pornography In The Public Schools
What is the most terrifying way this Pagan revival is being manifested? Pagans have set themselves to the task of corrupting our children. In our area, Fairfax County seems to be leading the way. Consider what they insist in putting into our school libraries.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Parents gathered outside the Fairfax County School Board meeting on Thursday, voicing their opposition to what they term pedophilia and “porn in schools” after Fairfax County Public Schools reintroduced two books containing depictions of sexual activity.
“They’ve doubled down on porn in the schools. They’ve all got to go,” Stacy Langton, the Fairfax County mother who confronted the school board with images from the books in September, told Fox News. “Who’s in favor of porn in the schools?”Continued => Fairfax County parents demand school board resign after ‘doubling down’ on ‘porn in schools’ | Fox News
What is both hilarious and startling about this story is that the Fairfax County Public Schools have put these books back into school libraries after insisting that they don’t contain pornography. That decision is at odds with the words of school board members. Check the video at Va. Mom Confronts Ed Board, Reading Schools’ Gay Porn (Language Advisory): Do Better FCPS | RealClearInvestigations. This video where the ruckus over those two books containing depictions of sexual activity started. Watch that short little video, and then try to figure out how those two books are fit for a school library, but unfit for the school board
Library Holiday Theme Display?
Unfortunately, the controversy over porn in school libraries probably won’t end soon. Apparently, some equate pedophilia with sacred literature.
A Northern Virginia public library removed a holiday-themed display this week that featured the Bible alongside two sexually explicit books at the center of a furious debate between school officials and parents who see the material as inappropriate for children.
The glass-enclosed display at McLean’s Dolley Madison Library included a copy of the Bible and copies of “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison and “Gender Queer: A Memoir” by Maia Kobabe.
The two controversial books are available to students in Fairfax County Public Schools. Their graphic depictions of fellatio and other sexual acts involving children have created a furor. One of the books includes an image of a man masturbating a boy.
Librarians at Dolley Madison declined to comment, and the Fairfax County Public Library system said it would take no questions about the display.Continued => Library takes down holiday-reading display featuring Bible lumped in with sexually explicit books – Washington Times
The Sacred Mask
Here we have an example from our very own Prince William County Schools, a mask mandate. What’s the story?
Parents once again demanded an end to a mask mandate in Prince William County Public Schools.
During a regular county School Board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 1, parents urged elected leaders and school division chief Dr. Latanya McDade to rescind a mask mandate that’s been in n place since August, the beginning of the current school year.
Making masks optional for students was the standard message parents aimed to get across. “Let those who want to wear them, and there should always be a choice,” said Kimberly Stewart.Continued => Parents demanding an end to mask mandate represent the minority, says School Board member’s husband (potomaclocal.com)
Why is the sacred mask mandate needed? The Christian worldview assumes that God created the universe, that the universe follows certain rules, and miracles are the rare exception. Christians believe science involves the discovery of the rules God established for Creation. The Pagan worldview does not assume the logical design of a Creator God. That raises a puzzling question.What do Pagans mean by “following the science”? Without a Creator, must we follow the random dictates of the modern holy men (experts) or charismatic leaders? Too often, experts and leaders promote superstition instead of science. Instead of explaining the science, they demand we believe them because they are The Expert or The Dear Leader.
Scientists have actually measured the size of viruses. So, we know how small they are. However, it can get more complicated than just using a mask designed to filter out virus size particles. For example, after someone coughs or sneezes, the viruses that person may be spreading will probably be in water droplets. So, we have to ascertain how long a virus survives after those water droplets dry up. Otherwise, don’t know what kind of mask is needed to stop any particular virus.
In addition, there is this thing we call mask discipline. Even if we use an appropriate mask, we still have to use that mask properly, or it does no good. When even medical person find it difficult to maintain mask discipline, we have to wonder how well untrained adults and children can be taught to use a mask.
So, how are we deciding whether it does any good to use masks to stop COVID-19 in the public schools? Is our school board applying science or superstition? Do we have reliable studies that show masks actually work in practice? If masks work, why don’t they work? Why is COVID-19 still spreading where we have mask mandates?
News stories like the ones above suggest is how strong the Pagan Revival has become. How should Christians confront this Pagan revival? What does the Bible say?
How do we make disciples? One way is to raise our children as Christians. Another way is set a good example, a Christian example, for our neighbors. We love our neighbors. That includes helping them when we can. Helping our neighbors involves many things. Doing our best to make certain our government works properly is one of those things.
Look at our public schools. Are these government-run schools working properly? What can we do to make certain that our schools do work?
- Fairfax County Mother Reveals Books In School Libraries Depicting Child Porn And Pedophilia | The Daily Caller
- From reinstated books to COVID response, Fairfax parents sound off at school board meeting | WJLA
- Va. school district reinstates books despite pedophilia content | U.S. News (christianpost.com)
- School Board Puts the X-rated in #Fairfaxxx (substack.com)
- Fairfax County library puts ‘Gender Queer’ and ‘Lawn Boy’ next to Bible in ‘holiday reading display’ | Fox News
- Virginia Library Places Gender Theory Books Next To Bible In Display, Removes After Backlash | The Daily Wire
- Mask Guidance for the new school year – Prince William County Public Schools (pwcs.edu)