“Leftists like to use government and institutions to control others, and they often fear a robust and free exchange of competing ideas,” LaBarbera said. “This explains U-Regina’s censorship and squelching of a debate that actually would have benefited its students. (We had friendly discussions with some young adults before the arrest.) Such bureaucratic speech ‘protection’ dishonors students, who by the time they reach college should be able to hear all sides of every issue and make decisions for themselves on what they believe.”
This quote is from a man who was protesting on a Canadian College campus debating and discussing the risks of homosexuality, and abortion. He was arrested, and now faces a court trial on the ordeal.
The left has had an agenda for years that makes a debate with those who oppose the issues they support illegal to have in the public square. Education, in our so called, institutions of higher learning have the same agenda, they do not want the Christian point of view to enter the debate, because they ultimately are afraid of it. This is not unfamiliar with the lefts agenda's against the truth, I remember growing up, that the communist countries banned the Christian message from being preached anywhere in their land. Today, Islamic countries target Christian churches and persecute believers. The story is the same, whether it is in the West, or the East, the debate is a one sided affair. The fear of allowing Christianity and it's claims of truth into the debate are too dangerous and the uncertainty of what people might do with it, is too much of a risk.
I have always felt, that whether it is Islam or our western Universities, their leadership are cowardly. Education for example should be a debate on issues that are in opposition, if Christianity is such a bad idea, then debate it. Prove that the agenda of Christians world wide are delusional, and non-instrumental in bringing stability to a people or group. Prove that our judicial system is not based upon the moral Biblical code, of the Ten Commandments. Prove to their students how the early colleges, hospitals, and human service organizations were started because of the teachings of Christ and caring for your fellow man. Christianity teaches about God's love, and how to love your neighbor as yourself. The DNA of Christianity is about improving a society at it's foundation, and it does not incite revolution, violence, and it never restricts a debate about the merits of it's beliefs. Christianity as a whole never restricts the freedom of people to think for themselves, and investigate the claims of Christ. If any belief structure can't put their belief underpinnings to the test of discovery on the open market for people to see for themselves the merits of your philosophy or religion, than your system is not about education, or freedom, it's about tyranny. In a free society, you have the right to debate ideas, and it is no different than having the right to shop for a new car. You compare the options, test drive the vehicle, review the warranties, and negotiate the price. You have the freedom to educate yourself on the various manufacturers to find out which car is best suited for you. What our universities have done, is tell the student, we have one model, and one choice for you to study, there is no freedom to have a fair and balanced debate on the merits of other cars, because that isn't in the options of their education. It's no wonder our colleges are turning out atheists, and people who hate Christianity. There is no fair debate anymore, it's all about a left agenda of do it their way, or we will take you to court. There will be no debate about the immorality of homosexuality, because they want it accepted without challenge, and if you do oppose it, you are accused of hate speech. There is no debate.
Jesus told us that we would be hated, restricted, beaten and marginalized if we believed in Him.
9“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name's sake. 10And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another.
Jesus knew that the truth is a witness against deception and false religions, they hate any open debate. The sinful heart of man is a powerful enemy, and when it fights against the truth, it fights to eliminate it, not debate it. It is no different than Islamic terrorists telling Israel it has no right to exist. Do you see the similarities? Universities telling it's students, Christian thought, and belief is not welcome in any debate at this institution. Our job as Christians is to continue to challenge that thinking, not letting them escape without a debate.
A free society has open debates, giving people the opportunity to discover the merits of all beliefs, not just what is decided for them by a leftist agenda.
Keeping it honest and truthful...K