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Whatever Their World View, No, The Kids Are Not Alright, Part 3 of 4
Wednesday, May 8, 2024 by Christine

 

One definition of the transitive verb father as in “fathering,” according to Merriam-Webster is “to accept responsibility for.” In this country, due to generations of welfare, sex outside of marriage and divorce, the result has been millions of single mothers. God knew how this would create a societal longing among children for fathers.

Male inmates at a prison asked guards for Mother’s Day cards. They were granted their request. But when it came to Father’s Day a month later, not a single inmate asked for a card to send to their father. One can surmise they weren’t around to raise their sons. Or, if they were, perhaps it wasn’t consistently or with the kind of love and characteristics God expects of fathers.

God designed the father to be the head of the household and to take charge of the spiritual lives of his children. He is also to provide for his family financially. God is the perfect Father. But if you have had an absent or overly punitive father, you struggle to see God for Who He is. My father had excessive expectations of me, while not valuing the worth of girls. He had six daughters. No matter how critical, I still wanted the approval of my father. It also led to troubles with feeling valued by God.

It is not the student, but God, Himself, who is the professor’s target and Biblical truths once instilled in college students, that they might take them into their professions. However, now DEI mandates that oppose Godly principles are perpetuated by antagonistic professors and administrators who punish and squash the expression of Christian values. But these mandates are actually smokescreens for partiality, racism and Progressive uniformity of thought.

There is plenty of religious zeal on college campuses in America, but it is for things like the sanctity of the planet, rather than life in the womb. It is also about minorities as more deserving of admissions and good grades based on their skin color, and “safe spaces” for them to self-segregate. It is about the transgender movement and recently, Hamas sympathizing antisemitism. These evil and delusional things create great pressure on students to not only acknowledge, but promote. If they do not, from peers to professors, they may likely be ostracized, alienated or suffer academically.

The other half of the student’s response to her professor is that she was raised in church with the belief that God is male. That did not gain her any traction with having her grade elevated. Being raised in church is not what university staff care about. What matters is pronouns and power over the patriarchy—though they are just fine with females attempting to turn themselves into males with transgender surgeries. The theology professor’s response was a cool: “Resubmit your paper adding a footnote stating your reasons as a scholar to opt to preserve the male language for God.”

This smacks of the cunning of the devil asking, “Is God really male?” The enemy knows that God is Spirit (John 4:24) and cannot be placed in a gender box.

When parents heard this story, they complained that young adult children should be safe from “subjective, punitive and unjust actions at Catholic institutions.” Ouch. There is that word “safe” that is running head-bobbing college administrators and diversity departments ragged to provide comfort zones for young adults to protect them from imaginary dragons of harm and offense. Christians need not apply though. Truly, the world will hate us because it also hated Christ (John 15:18).

Parents should expect their children to be physically safe at universities, but God never said to shield young adults from suffering for the faith as followers of Christ. “But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats” (1Peter 3:14).

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