Postmodernist Battle Plan

Reading, studying, and preparing for Dgen tomorrow night. This is the battle we face as Christians, and this is what our young people face going into the higher education system. It is important that we prepare our teens for the challenges they face. It is better to be prepared for what lies ahead then sheltered to the point of being unequipped! We have a job to do!

“Richard Rorty outlines the Postmodernist battle plan in the struggle for students’ allegiance: “The fundamentalist parents [i.e., Christian parents] of our fundamentalist students [i.e., Christian students] think that the entire ‘American liberal establishment’ is engaged in a conspiracy. These parents have a point. When we American college teachers encounter religious fundamentalists, we do not consider the possibility of reformulating our own practices of justification so as to give more weight to the authority of the Christian scriptures. Instead, we do our best to convince these students of the benefits of [humanistic] secularization. Rather, I think these students are lucky to find themselves under the benevolent Herrschaft [teaching] of people like me, and to have escaped the grip of their frightening, vicious, dangerous parents.”[10] Rorty further defines his teaching goal as enticing students to read Darwin and Freud “without disgust and incredulity” and to “arrange things so that students who enter as bigoted, homophobic, religious fundamentalists [i.e., Christian students] will leave college with views more like our own.”[11]”

Noebel, David (2005-01-01). Understanding the Times: The Collision of Today’s Competing Worldviews (Kindle Locations 256-265). Summit Press. Kindle Edition.

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