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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Opinion: Christ was a teacher, so we should crucify teachers too

By Pastor Arden Isle

As a fundamentalist Christian, I know a lot about Christ. I know he was the son of God, a prophet, a leader, a spiritual guide and also, a teacher. I know he was crucified. So common logic would tell me we need to keep crucifying our teachers, as we did with Christ. I mean, everything has pretty much gone according to His plan. It would really be for their own good anyway, in the long run.

You see, we don't really need teachers, per se. We need instructors. We need hardened and rigorous individuals who give orders and tell people what to think, not how to think. Christ, as an allegorical presentation of man himself, gave people wisdom and brought them the knowledge to reflect on themselves. And he paid the price for it.

Real teachers of today are the same deal. If they try to give people the means and methods to come to their own conclusions, they really need to be nailed up. As the old saying goes, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. And you can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think. But you can crucify the guy who led him to the knowledge, and that's a good start, in my book.

As a society, we need to venerate the sacrifice Christ made for us by allowing our nation's teachers to make the same sacrifice to God. I propose we separate the teachers from the instructors, nail up the ones who have proved they can open people's minds and hearts, and keep the rest. That way, things will pretty much go according to God's plan.

Pastor Isle currently preaches with Pastor Harry Koch and the Brothers in Jesus Ministries.


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