Thursday, April 25 2019
Michael J. Knowles humorously The Associated Press seemed surprised to learn that a cathedral was a place of worship, and the New York Times hilariously assumed that a priest rushing into the fire to retrieve the “body of Christ” meant he was going in after a statue rather than the Blessed Sacrament.recently that the mainstream media’s embarrassing lack of Biblical literacy reared its humiliating head again, this time in the wake of the disastrous fire at the Notre Dame cathedral.
Remember this is the same New York Times that, completely oblivious to the fairly significant Christian belief of Christ’s resurrection from the dead, wrote a few years ago how the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is, “marking the site where many Christians believe Jesus is buried.” If you want more , Mark Hemingway has you covered.
Shaking my head at the Biblical illiteracy reminded me again of a cause I’ve been pushing publicly since at least 2016: put the Bible in every public school in America. Not for religious indoctrination but for cultural awareness. This is the West. The West’s values, government, culture, underpinnings, and core identity is wrapped up in the Biblical text. Whether someone believes its Divine inspiration is immaterial. An educated person knows the Bible, period.
As Ithree years ago,
Let me explain what that last statement means for those convinced this is some kind of underhanded religious ploy by a Christian dominionist (I’m not).
And those don’t even include the totality of Western art being birthed from Judeo-Christian, Biblical roots.
As hilarious as it might be to see the proud forced to correct a glaring error, being unaware of your history, heritage, foundations, and fundamentals is no laughing matter. It’s a recipe for collapse. We have to expect better, particularly when there’s such an obvious, court-approved, currently flourishing solution at our fingertips. Head over to BibleLiteracy.org to see what I’m talking about.