INTRODUCTION TO APOLOGETICS: Explains what is Apologetics and why is it necessary
WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD SERIOUSLY ENGAGE IN APOLOGETICS
You may win every battle, but if you lose the war of ideas, you will have lost the war. You may lose every battle, but if you win the war of ideas, you will have won the war. My deepest fear--and your greatest problem--is that you may not be winning the war of ideas."
The university is a clear-cut fulcrum with which to move the world. More potently than by any other means, change the university and you change the world.....CHARLES MALIK ..Wikipedia
Today the Christian is confronted not only by many religions such as Islam,New Age, and Hinduism but also by secular Movements and philosophies; Atheism Agnosticism, Modernism, Postmodernism, Liberalism, Secular Humanism which have pervaded the Academia, Politics, Hollywood and the Tech Giants .
Christian worldview is censored in schools, colleges, universities and other public places deliberately and strategically .
A look at the few comments below may give you the heads up:
1: John Dunphy a secular humanist : "I am convinced that the battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being. There teachers must embody the same selfless dedication of the most rabid fundamentalist preacher, for they will be ministers of another sort, utilizing a classroom instead of a pulpit to convey humanist values in whatever subject they teach, regardless of the educational level -- preschool, daycare, or large state university. The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new -- the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent in its promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of 'love thy neighbor' will finally be achieved
- John J. Dunphy: Humanist author: Source: "A Religion For A New Age," The Humanist magazine, January-February 1983 [Volume 43, Number 1]
“. . . we try to arrange things so that students who enter as bigoted, homophobic, religious fundamentalists will leave college with views more like our own ... we do our best to convince these students of the benefits of secularization. We assign first-person accounts of growing up homosexual to our homophobic students for the same reasons that German schoolteachers in the postwar period assigned The Diary of Anne Frank... You have to be educated in order to be ... a participant in our conversation ... So we are going to go right on trying to discredit you in the eyes of your children, trying to strip your fundamentalist religious community of dignity, trying to make your views seem silly rather than discussable. We are not so inclusivist as to tolerate intolerance such as yours ... I think those students are lucky to find themselves under the benevolent Herrschaft [domination] of people like me, and to have escaped the grip of their frightening, vicious, dangerous parents ...” -
Richard Rorty, former philosophy professor at Princeton University – ‘Universality and Truth,’ in Robert B. Brandom (ed.), Rorty and his Critics, pp.
21-22. “…some children are raised in such an ideological prison that they willingly become their own jailers…forbidding themselves any contact with the liberating ideas that might well change their mind.” – Danny Dennet, Breaking the Spell, pp. 324, 326.
“The contents and prospects of religion remain thoroughly problematic—and fascinating. Even within a world dominated by self-created technology, humans still will not easily accept that constructs of sense reaching out for the non obvious are nothing but self- created projections, and that no other signs from the universe around are there to be perceived except for the irregularities resounding from the first big bang.” –Walter Burkert, Creation of the Sacred, p 179.
“For the foreseeable future, [conservative parents] will continue to drop off their children at the dorms. After a teary-eyed hug, mom and dad will drive their SUV’s off toward the nearest gas station, leaving their beloved progeny behind. And then they all are mine.” - Bill Savage, Lecturer at Northwestern University (article "Lessons Learned.").
ENGAGING THE CULTURAL WAR:
Many Christians are either unaware of the cultural war or do not know how to confront it.
In the proliferation of education and information this age requires rational answers. We need to demonstrate to the inquiring mind that the Christian faith is not a blind faith but a rational one.
Unfortunately anti intellectualism has become a problem in the Christian Community.
God gave us the brain to think and to reason. God said come let us reason. Jesus used logic in many ways to defend or assert the truth.
To relegate intellectuality to carnality or a thing for the secular is to abdicate the rule, cultural, and spiritual direction of the nation to a pagan academia which produce future scholars, politicians , judges, lawyers and businessmen that rule the nation with pagan worldview,
If we do not stand to engage the opposition we will be responsible of raising a generation who will not know the true God.