“Whatever you do …”


On Friday, the host did a segment he called “a primer” on CRT in which he compared it to a Catholic upbringing. His point was that critical race theory does not have to be explicitly taught for CRT to permeate an education – which was as much an “ethos” as a subject. For the Cleveland Browns fans out there “Ethos” is defined (emphasis added)

Ethos means “custom” or “character” in Greek. As originally used by Aristotle, it referred to a man’s character or personality, especially in his balance between passion and caution. Today ethos it is used to refer to the practices or values ​​that distinguish a person, organization or company from others. So we often hear about the ethos of rude individualism and self-reliance on the American frontier in the 19th century; and a critic might complain, for example, about the ethos of violence in urban centers or the ethos of permissiveness in the suburbs.

This word recalled an article by Bari Weiss last March in which he was examining the intrusion of the CRT into elite prep schools and the rejection that came from some parents. The article discusses “the atmosphere” in these schools:

The atmosphere is making their children anxious, paranoid and insecure, and isolated from even their closest friends.

This is what we’re really talking about here: an atmosphere where everything, absolutely everything, is about the race. Debra Saunders had an RCP piece just this morning that illustrates the same idea:

“It doesn’t have to be a critical racial theory in itself,” added McWhorter, “but if your children are taught that whiteness is some kind of inherent guilt, if your children are taught that darkness is a kind of eternal victimhood. , if your kids are taught that all subjects need to be looked at through the lens of what they signal for power relationships, especially between white and dark people, “and it gets to the point that your kids confess that they don’t like that. that they’re learning in school, “this is critical race theory”.

Understanding this brought Scripture to mind:

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Which reminded me of another one:

Finally, brothers, all that is true, all that is honorable, all that is just, all that is pure, all that is lovable, all that is praiseworthy, if there is any excellence, if there is any. it’s something worthy of praise, think about these things.

Who remembered another:

“No one can serve two masters, because either he will hate one and love the other, or he will become attached to one and despise the other.

It would seem that we can only have one concern at a time: in this situation and this Sunday morning the choice seems to be between race and God. Easy choice to make. On the one hand, we are immersed in resentment or are afraid of being successful. On the other hand, we have honor, justice, purity, excellence. Joshua put it better:

But as for me and my home, we will serve the Gentleman.

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