Thursday, November 16, 2006

Making Up History in America

Sad, from WorldNetDaily:
The politically correct version of American history has Apollo 8 astronauts reading from "an ancient religious text" and a photo editor busy making alterations to reality for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, according to WND readers.

There was considerable outrage expressed – but little surprise – from WND's series of articles this week on efforts to edit America's history to eliminate references to Christianity, and Christians.

The series detailed how
guides at the U.S. Supreme Court say the frieze representation of a stone tablet represents the Ten Amendments, instead of the Ten Commandments, and how guides at Jamestown say the settlement was founded for business interests, and how Monticello guides announce that Thomas Jefferson was a strict deist who dedicated his life to keeping the separation of church and state.

Now come responses from WND readers, who note the problem extends far beyond a few guides at a few historic sites.

"While I was in the Smithsonian Air and Space museum, I was reading a placard regarding the trip of the Apollo 8 flight, which looped around the moon on Christmas Eve," wrote Paul Hardy. "They showed a photo of the Earth from the moon, and the placard said (and I'm not kidding, you can read it yourself), 'the astronauts had brought an ancient religious text with them and began to read, 'In the beginning, God created heaven and earth…'' AN ANCIENT RELIGIOUS TEXT? Why is it that they couldn't even say the BIBLE, as everyone knows what that is. My only surprise was that they actually printed the word 'God' on the placard. My wife and I laughed at this PC silliness."

However, he noted the "history" of the Bible, in which God repeatedly lets alone a people who abandon him. "He will not allow this country to do this and still stand free," he wrote.

[…] "The current story on the U.S. Supreme Court reminded me of how the Ten Commandments were purposely blurred out of a photo of Pennsylvania Supreme Court judges in an official brochure last year," he said.

[…] "Every part of the frame is clear and in focus, except for the words of the Ten Commandments. They electronically blurred out that portion of the photograph!" wrote Family Institute President Michael Geer.

"Apparently, those words are simply too offensive to be published in the same photo with Pennsylvania's Supreme Court Justices!" he said. The photograph was from a free brochure handed out by the court, he noted.

Rob Hajicek told WND he had been visiting Boston during a recent outing to historical locations, and there was little eventful until a tour of the downtown Boston area began, and the tour guide announced that the Puritans were just an earlier version of the Taliban.

"Basically what he shared was that the town of Boston loved riots, and John Hancock, as the richest man in the area, was paying men to do these things," he said. Essentially, "the people who fought at Bunker Hill, Lexington, Concord were displaced people who left Boston because English soldiers took their jobs."

Do the people that run these places actually believe the postmodern claim that. operating from a position of power, they can impose their own metanarrative on the world? Perhaps they can get away with it for a while – perhaps long enough to destroy the nation. But do they actually believe they can make up their own “truth” and have it stick permanently? Absolute truth remains absolute, whether anybody believes in it or not.

In Luke 18:8, Jesus asks, “when the Son of man comes, will he find faith on earth?” The implication is that, even if no one in the world follows Him, He will still be coming back. Whether anybody knows it or not, the Commandments remain the Commandments, Jefferson was a slightly oddball but dedicated Christian (go look at the quotes on the Jefferson Memorial), and the Puritans were a bunch of fairly decent, somewhat radically Calvinistic, Christian people who actually enjoyed their fun.

If we don't write the truth about history, then those who replace us will.