Thanks to Greg Soden, World Religions teacher at Battle High School (Columbia, Missouri). I enjoyed my discussion with him. I really appreciate his efforts to increase understanding and awareness of many world religions.
Indifference befriends ignorance. But it is a terrible friendship. It is time we help each other see meaning and relevancy in our position as Americans. Where we started, what we have achieved, and why it matters.
Historical figures and lessons are being challenged by contemporary ignorance. Our past of confrontations and triumphs are being undercut by ignorance. It is dangerous in our day when we have so much and did so little to get it. It is disappointing in our day when we have a rich legacy of historical lessons and we can’t appreciate them.
Some are destroying and vandalizing historical memorials out of a fabricated contempt for individuals and people who lived 150 to 200 years ago. In whom present-day antagonist have read very little or nothing about. Neither have they studied and pondered the context of the culture and times in which these Americans lived. Continue reading