Florida 5th Grader's Speech on Religious Wars, Golden Rule Deemed Inappropriate, Stripped of Prize
Zachary Golob-Drake's speech, the full text of which is also available on WFLA, is titled "In the Name of Religion," and chronicles a number of religious wars throughout the centuries, including the Crusades, Genghis Khan's conquests, and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America.
"The world's major religions all have messages about coexisting. But oftentimes people have found a way to bend that rule; sometimes people even use religion as an excuse to take each other's lives," the student begins. "Religious differences have always sparked conflict, even leading to warfare and mass murder."
Golob-Drake ends his speech, however, by pointing out that the world's biggest religions do come together when it comes to the Golden Rule, which goes "Do not do to others what you do not want them to do to you."...
Looking at the family name is constructed it looks like the family has to be taken up the The Roman Road, or have read to them from the Book of Acts, See Acts 13:13-44 at Book of Acts, Chap. 13. Take them up the Acts Road.
Naming a couple of incidents as evidence that religion is base is ignoring the some total of events throughout history. I haven't heard anything about the Assyrians, they just killed to do so.
My point is this, I have seen too many of my brothers answer this kind of humanistic argument with a humanistic argument. As if this kind of presentation has any bearing on the claims of Christ. the answer is a simple and concise gospel presentation that theu will hear and understand or reject. There is no stupid argument to win and who are we to think we need to take up a sword to defeat an attack against the Lord? Is His word not sufficient to do just that?
I pray for this child and any other who thinks he finds a wise argument against having to sumit to Christ sovereign authority. It is vain and foolish and the Sweet Lord God deserves everyone's undivided worship.