There was a great discussion on Dennis Prager's radio show this morning. The question was: do schools teach children wisdom or do schools intentionally prevent students from learning wisdom?

I can't ever remember my kids coming home from high school saying they learned about wisdom. But I do recall their high school teachers asking the class how they felt about literature, history or politics. Same for their college classes.

One caller suggested the reason schools do not teach this is that absolutes are part of wisdom. In secular humanism there are no absolutes; everything is relative and based upon situational ethics. Wisdom, however, is predicated upon transcendent standards, precepts and principles. Dennis agreed and stated that secularists would not embrace wisdom, as they believe in a universe that began with chaos. Out of wisdom comes order.

Very thought provoking.

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."
Proverbs 9:10

"For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for he upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly." Proverbs 2:6,7
Posted by Mutti at October 19, 2006 01:32 PM | TrackBack

If C.S. Lewis were alive today, he would write a magnificent commentary on your thoughts. However, since he isn't, I submit to you his first chapter in "Mere Christianity", in which he proves that there IS Absolute Truth. It is his first tennent in making the case for Christianity.
I just thought I would share with you this fabulous book, begun with a stellar treatise on the existence of Absolute Truth. The fact that there is Absolute Truth leads one to God, and the fear of Him leads to wisdom, as it says in Psalm 111:10. Thanks!

Posted by: Dottie at October 24, 2006 11:03 PM

Love C.S. Lewis. I perused Mere Christianity years ago (in the '70's), and then read all his other books. I'll pick it up again now and read it.

Thanks so much,


Posted by: Dee at October 25, 2006 07:11 AM