Huge surge in Americans who no longer believe in God

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Re: Huge surge in Americans who no longer believe in God

Postby Barbara » Mon 15 May 2017 2:01 am

I doubt public schools are teaching that awful concept uniformly across the board. Perhaps the ones in liberal states like California ?

Still, compare that with the curriculum of St John's Academy mentioned above, where attendance at all Feast Day Liturgies is required. The school year begins with a moleben at the relics of St John Maximovitch in the Holy Virgin Cathedral. How completely opposite from contemporary public school style, isn't it ?

By the way, I checked and Elder Nektary after being tonsured a monk at Optina Monastery, studied French and Latin !
Along with widespread reading in a wide variety of fields, thus becoming a "Renaissance Elder".
Parents could do worse than have their children imitate the last of the great Optina Elders by learning the 2 languages as well as acquire a more classical type of education

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Re: Huge surge in Americans who no longer believe in God

Postby Luke » Mon 15 May 2017 3:03 am

Maria wrote:Atheists and Secular Humanists emphasize the divide between religion and science, and are proud to push logic in place of faith.

C.S. Lewis had a lot to say in defense of the faith. He used to be an atheist.
I recently reread The Space Trilogy, which features two atheistic professors of logic (Weston et al) versus Professor Ransom, who is a type of C.S. Lewis. Have you ever read it?

I have not read it but it sounds interesting. I shall place it on my ever growing "to read" list.

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Re: Huge surge in Americans who no longer believe in God

Postby Justice » Tue 20 June 2017 8:18 pm

When I went to my Jewish school, there were many different types of Jews (I started out really religious) so you had many Atheists and many religious people all compiled together. It made it really weird when discussing topics such as the theory of evolution.
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