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WHOSE "RIGHTS" WILL RULE IN A "DEMOCRATIZED" WORLD?
By Berit Kjos
March 31, 2006
A storm of Western fury has saved the life Abdul Rahman -- at least for now. The criminalized Christian convert may soon be shuttled out of the "democratized" nation that demands his death under Islamic law. Will Afghanistan now change its constitution or must Western leaders continue to stand guard?
We can't. But we can look behind the illusive promises of "democratic freedom" and see the paradox. Since democracy implies majority rule, some minorities will always be left without some promised "rights." For example, even in "free" America, parents are now required to submit their children to mental health screening. This intrusive process determines whether or not their thoughts and attitudes match the new standards for "socialization" into a global community. Naturally, those who base their beliefs on Biblical absolutes will not score well on tests that reward compromise and collective thinking.
Families that resist the pressure to conform to the global standards risk remediation. They also risk losing their children to the adoption-minded Department of Social Services, which receives federal grants for claiming and re-assigning children. Christian families are the innocent victims in this transformational scheme.
Yet, the most dramatic violation of promised justice is now being played out in Afghanistan. America and other nations have paid a huge price for trying to democratize this nation torn by tribal rivalries. The result? Christians may be less free than five years ago.
In her article "Who will save Abdul Rahman?" Michelle Malkin wrote,
I thank God for such faith! If only we American Christians would practice the same kind of perseverance in the spiritual battle for God's truth and honor! Too often we value trivia more than truth -- and comforts more than loyalty to our Lord!
The article "Apostasy Case Raises Questions About Islamic Constitutions" highlights a recurring paradox:
This sham applies to Iraq's constitution as well. While it promises to uphold religious freedom, it also warns that "no law may be passed that contradicts the constitution, the undisputed laws of Islam, or the principles of democracy."3 Alarmed, Christian leaders in Iraq issued repeated pleas to delete those words. But their minority concerns were eclipsed by the ruling majority. Islamic shari'a laws would prevail. And those who dare to violate its ban against conversion could reap torturous death.
Doesn't sound much like democracy, does it? But the celebrated United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights is no better. In an article titled, Trading U.S. Rights for UN Rules, I wrote,
The world's lofty vision of freedom and solidarity in a global democracy is an illusion. So is the "Christian" dominionist dream of "christianized" nations everywhere. Yet both sound good to those who have traded facts for "positive thinking." Even churches are setting aside the logical thinking that prompted America's founders to establish a republic rather than a democracy. They knew better than to trust human nature or majority rule.
America's early years were neither perfect nor peaceable. But people generally based their thinking on facts and truth, therefore they could logically evaluate their options in this world. That capacity is fading fast, and many Americans neither care nor notice the change. Of course, that's just what leading American educators planned back in the early part of the 20th century. And by the time regional educational laboratories for social experimentation were established across the country, the transformational program was falling into place.
By 1969, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare knew social change was headed in the "right" direction. It's "Behavioral Science Teacher Education Program (B-STEP), 1969, included this statement:
The next year, Professor Raymond Houghton wrote this statement in a book published by the curriculum arm of the mighty National Education Association,
Facing a global outcry against its persecution of Abdul Rahman, Afghanistan changed the public issue from Sharia law to mental health. But Rahman stayed calm in the midst of last week's confusion.
"I am not an infidel or a fugitive," he said. "I am a Christian. If they want to sentence me to death, I accept that."
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Berit Kjos is a widely respected researcher, writer and conference speaker. A frequent guest on national radio and television programs, Kjos has been interviewed on Point of View (Marlin Maddoux), The 700 Club, Bible Answer Man, Beverly LaHaye Live, Crosstalk and Family Radio Network. She has also been a guest on "Talk Back Live" (CNN) and other secular radio and TV networks. Her last two books are A Twist of Faith and Brave New Schools. Kjos Ministries Web Site: http://www.crossroad.to/index.html
Families that resist the pressure to conform to the global standards risk remediation. They also risk losing their children to the adoption-minded Department of Social Services...