Say What?

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Friday, October 10, 2008 1 comments

Interesting Teachings from a Psychology Class:

Recently a college student in Ohio emailed me about her concerns with the professor's teaching and curriculum in her psychology class.

One aspect that concerned her was her professor's staunch belief that evolution is a fact. He stated that believing otherwise was comparable to believing that the world is flat. As proof for evolution, he used Ernst Haeckel's embryo drawing, which, it is interesting to note, were found to be fraudulent (found fake) by Professor His in 1874. This student was also concerned that the professor will be showing his class (I am not making this up) videos of monkeys having sex. (The students joke that these videos are called monkey porn on campus.)

Is this really the depth to which our culture has fallen? Unfortunately, the answer is a resounding "yes!"

My wife, Jaya, and I were able to encourage and equip this young woman with the truth of the Bible. We pointed out many truths that are supported by science (which include, for instance, creation, Intelligent Design, and a worldwide flood). We prayed with her and explained the logical relationship between her professor's thinking and his belief in evolution. She now realizes that her professor is a materialist who denies anything spiritual or anything that he cannot scientifically explain.

Needless to say, it has been an interesting fall at Worldview Warriors already! We want to stand in the gap with you! We want to equip students, like you, to impact not only your generation, but also the generation before you for Jesus Christ.


Tom said...

Hi Jason,

I don't know if you remember me, we met at Winebrenner last year when you spoke at Dr. Sandstrom's class.

I used to teach college psychology classes. This kind of thing always makes me angry. I have to ask, as a teacher and a scholar, what is the educational value of an activity? In this case, what is the educational value of showing "monkey porn" in class?

I had a colleague who brought a representative from the campus gay union in to speak to her introductory psychology classes. Her rationale, "they have to lean to 'tolerate' others." Really? I didn't realize I was teaching a class in tolerance, I thought I was teaching psychology.

Nine times out of ten, when you ask professors about these kind of activities in their classes you will find some kind of political motivation, "They have to learn..." as if it is the professor's duty to indoctrinate the student in the right way of thinking. Sadly, today the pursuit of truth in our schools has been subverted by the drive to conform to the ideals of political correctness.

To the student, remain in prayer and rely on the Truth who was sent by our Father in heaven, Jesus. Don't cling to the misunderstandings and lies of this weak, material world, but to the power of God's Word.