When Both Faith And Science Are Abandoned
We can definitely choose to live in an alternate universe, where the United States of America does not lead the world in the number of cases of COVID-19. We can pick instances to prove a point. We can pick someone, including myself, to demonstrate that some individuals can climb out of poverty. Why stop there? There is always a possibility, however minute, that a poor individual can hit the jackpot in a lottery. "You’re far more likely to be struck by lightning in your lifetime (1 in 12,000) than win the lottery (roughly 1 in 258.9 million)." Who cares? But even faith should not change the words, "For God so loved the world" into "For God so loved America". Yet, we do it. We can easily abandon both faith and science when we choose to live in an alternate universe, one that fits every single prejudice we have. We can choose to live in a fantasy world. Everyone has that right but we must choose leaders who uphold the truth. It is not true that "this election is shaping up to be church, work, and school versus rioting, looting, and vandalism." This election is shaping up to be lies versus truth with one side completely abandoning both faith and science.
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One specific issue that is at the heart of basic education is school choice. Evidence is clear when it comes to this:
"School choice is associated with higher levels of segregation of pupils from different socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds between schools. This finding is consistent across all types of choice mechanism, in different countries, and across choice systems that have been in place for different lengths of time."
That is the conclusion drawn from a study that looks at school systems across the world. Lies can indeed divide us especially if we are all drawn to our deep selfish interests and biases. Yes, we can all live the life we want. Yes, we can all win the lottery. Everyone has the chance to become a millionaire. But the chances are really small. With lies, society, as a whole, falling into decadence, becomes inevitable.