Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Vernon Morning Star of Vernon, British Columbia. Wikipedia says a resident of Vernon is called a “Vernonite.” That’s good to know. The letter’s title is Test leak no surprise in public school system. The newspaper has a comments feature, but there aren’t any yet.
Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote him by using his full name. His first name is Brian. Excerpts from his letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary, some bold font for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]. Here we go!
In regards to the article Vernon teachers suspended for test leak [We can’t find it, but we assume it’s a reference to an exam, not a plumbing fixture.], are people surprised that someone working in the public school system would lie? What is the religion of the public school system? Darwinian evolution. [Oh no!] What is the purpose of Darwinian evolution? To try and give an answer for the existence of the universe without acknowledging the Creator. [Gasp!] What is the moral code of this religion? Survival of the fittest, win at all costs; truth and morals are subjective.
Nothing could be more horrible! Brian says:
What is the moral code of the public school system? The B.C. School Act states all schools and provincial schools must be conducted on strictly secular and non-sectarian principles. The highest morality must be inculcated, but no religious dogma or creed is to be taught in a school or provincial school. The Act states “the highest morality must be inculcated.” What is this based on?
Quite a puzzle! Brian tells us:
The foundation is “strictly secular and non-sectarian principles.” [What’s that?] It is the idea that what is wrong for you might not be wrong for me. [That’s crazy!] The suspensions seem a little hypocritical in light of the moral standard that the school system holds too.
Brian is making some good points. He continues:
A good example is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s handling of the SNC Lavalin scandal. [Wikipedia has an article — see SNC-Lavalin affair.] First he denied, denied, denied. Then, when it became obvious that he was lying, he changed his story to “he was doing it to save jobs.” The teachers who were suspended may use the same excuse — “I was doing it for the students.” Does truth matter? What is the culture of the public school system that teachers can feel it is OK to lie and cheat?
We give up. What’s their culture? Brian explains it:
This is Darwinism in action. [Now we understand!] Wouldn’t it be better to teach children honesty and then actually enable them to learn the subject, to gain a skill rather than getting them a better grade by deception?
Yes, honesty is better than Darwinism. Let’s read on:
What is God the Creator’s moral code? Thou shalt not murder, commit adultery, steal, lie or covet. The preamble to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states: “Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of the law.” If we want to live in a civil, law abiding society, we need to recognize God for who He is and follow the laws of the land.
It’s the only way! Another excerpt:
The B.C. Ministry of Education should focus the education plan on teaching morality and Godly living, then reading, writing and arithmetic.
Right – gotta have your priorities straight! And now we come to the end:
These teachers may not have violated the “conduct” of the B.C. School Act, but they are certainly in breach of the Bible’s code and Canada’s Constitution.
What else can be expected? They’re Darwinists! Canada must purge its school system and remove all traces of this evil. Otherwise, they’re doomed!
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