From Jim O'Brien
April 14, 2017

Hi Friend,

Limits of Knowledge

I grew up in a family that believed in God and valued education. Of the seventeen offspring of four grandparents only two lacked a college education. Donna and I have a combined total of more years in college than we can count, math not being a major course of study for either of us-and credit hours not easily computed in years of study.

So disappointment with the educational system does not arise from lack of interest. We have both worked as public school teachers for a timebut what I'm witnessing is an unprecedented attack on God in the educational system that's leading toward a national disaster.

Today's student would hardly recognize the secondary school I attended. We began the day with prayer-in a public school! The pledge of allegiance was standard practice. There was a Bible in every classroom and it was used.

Before you conclude that I'm a Neanderthal, take an objective look at the results and reassign the metaphor. George Church of Harvard Medical School is so enthralled with cloning that he wants to recreate a Neanderthal man. "Now, I need an adventurous female human," he declared. What sounds like a line from a bad movie is actually an invitation from his new book Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves.

The DNA is available so all he needs is a foolish-pardon me, willing-woman who will allow him to implant it in her womb. He probably needs to look no further than the Harvard campus.

It isn't better at other schools. A University of Iowa Professor Alexander Abian has a solution to global warming. He wants to blow up the moon or send it into another orbit. "It's the only way to rid the world of scorching deserts and arctic winters," says Abian. He suggests that we should place hydrogen bombs at strategic locations to either destroy the moon or send it into the sun.

He further hypothesizes that the earth will then be able to shift into a "more desirable orbit." Yes, he's serious and your tax dollars keep him employed.

In his book God & Man at Yale, William F. Buckley wrote "I had always been taught, and experience had fortified the teachings, that an active faith in God and a rigid adherence to Christian principles are the most powerful influences toward the good life. I also believed, with only a scanty knowledge of economics, that free enterprise and limited government had served this country well and would probably continue to do so in the future."

Buckley described in his book a culture at Yale that was hostile to religious faith and that promoted collectivism over free market individualism. His book argued Yale was waging open war upon the faith and principles of its alumni and parents.

In an article for "Imprimis" author Nathan Harden writes about "a classmate who was given approval to create an art object out of what she claimed was blood and tissue from self-induced abortions." He reveals that "Yale pioneered the hosting of a campus 'Sex Week'-a festival of sleaze, porn, and debauchery, dressed up as sex education" which included "screening in classrooms of hard-core pornography and the giving of permission to sex toy manufacturers and porn production companies to market their products to students."

Senior Yale administrators defended the practice as "academic freedom" and the activity has now spread to other universities across


Scarier still, Harden points out, Yale has educated three of the last four U.S. Presidents.

If Yale won't listen to the Bible or Buckley I doubt they will listen to me, but just the same, I have a 3,000 year old proverb for them. They would be a better school if they responded to Solomon, a man known of his wisdom and knowledge. "For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding." (Proverbs 2:6) When schools won't listen to the wisdom of Proverbs, they may learn the prophecies of Revelation.

Until next time,

Jim O'Brien