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September 30, 2013

CUMMINS: The future lies in what teachers do

Pointing to an apple tree, God told Eve, “Don’t eat this forbidden fruit.” She ignored Him, which resulted in Adam’s lingering heartburn. The original master plan assumed that human progress is based upon the extent to which we learned our lessons, everything from understanding participles to particle physics. Few learned what participles are and fewer understand the laws of physics, the laws of Congress and Obamacare. 

God actually organized the first school, and anointed sharp men to write the text book. It included history, psalms and a few commandments. It has a Common Core curriculum, plain and simple — loving your neighbor and keeping the peace. When God looked at the lack of progress, he saw the need for administering a SAT test, which measured Spiritual Achievement. Scores indicated that most of his children are left behind.

 Despite reluctance to accumulate higher knowledge, man/women/children/infant moved into the Cybersphere, presumably thinking it was a shortcut to the Heavensphere. As evident, men, particularly old ones, found it difficult to even see the icons on a tiny screen, thereby falling by the wayside. Where are the good Samaritans when we need them? 

Will we ever learn the lessons that matter? Did you know that our government is talking about shutting down? Did you know that teachers might be required to pack guns? You do know that on Saturdays and Sundays football is God. Perhaps you know that teachers and preachers are overpaid, but not soccer player Renaldo, who earns $23 million per year. 

Cain and Abel were home schooled, but it didn’t work out too well. It seems that from the beginning, about half the people were good and half were bad. From the beginning, man tried to determine how best to instruct the young. Most youngsters get good instruction from parents, but way too many get next to none. Since parents are too busy making a living and messing with iThings, it is necessary to assign their kids to teachers, who determine the world’s future. Parents teach morality, or should, thus the importance of two good parents. In their absence, let the teachers do it. Although preachers try teaching morality, they often read stuff in God’s textbook that isn’t there. What’s so complex about peace and love?

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