Authentic Values: Recent History

Recent History –

Habits of the Heart by Sullivan, Bellah, Madsen

Chronicles the the shift in the 1970’s to postmodernism and political correctness, which has lead to the socially predatory rhetoric of critical race theory and the language of intersectionality.

The 80’s and 90’s synthetic values took over the Media and the educational academies.

Defintions

  • Postmodernism –doesn’t accept truth claims. It is time bound and doesn’t recognize timeless truths. This is the beginning of tyrannical language cloaked in victimization.
  • Axiomatic Truths – basic starting places-“Properly basic;” truth claims;; Ethical economy.
  • Critical Theory- power dynamics regarding race, sex, culture, etc. based on relative power dynamics; who has power and who doesn’t.

“There are two sides to every argument but one side to facts.”

Relationships are more complicated when cultures are breaking down. Culture provides a common frame of reference that makes meaning and communication easier and more straightforward.

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Authentic Values: The Cause of Polarization

Authentic Values: The Cause of PolarizationAuthentic Values: The Cause of Polarization

What is causing Polarization?

Definitions

  • Authentic Values- genuine and trustworthy- it is what it is. Our design and purpose as humans.
  • Synthetic Values- made by humans by adding or removing substances.
  • Metaphysics- provides the basis for understanding what is true, good, beautiful, rational and just. It is the basis for understanding our understanding; the framework.
  • Religion- how we engage with God
  • Natural Law- transcends individual, culture, gender or race.

Scripture References

  • Ecclesiastes3:11 – Eternity in their hearts
  • Romans 2-3- the Torah within them

Book Recommendation

  • That Hideous Strength C.S.Lewis
  • The Space Trilogy by C.S.Lewis

Examples of Synthetic Values – certain values are inverted above others.

  • Communism
  • State Mandated Socialism
  • All Marxism
  • Facism
  • True Racism
  • Transhumanism
  • Atheistic Capitalism

You can be an authentic person with synthetic values.

Being True to yourself is not the same as being True, trustworthy or honest. Telling my own “truth” is about perception and opinion. It is not necessarily fact based.

“The Social chaos is not created by the polarization. The polarization is a result of a mass misunderstanding of natural value.” Dr. David Nehring

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Authentic Values-Part 2

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Definitions:

  • Natural Law – a body of unchanging moral principles regarded as a basis for all human conduct.
  • Synthetic Law – a substance that is formulated or manufactured.
  • Polarization – a sharp division of a population or groups, into opposing factions.
  • Multiculturalism– the presence of, or support for the presence of, several distinct cultural or ethnic groups within a society.
  • Political Correctness – Political correctness is a term used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society.
  • Risky Shift Risky shift occurs when people change their decisions or opinions to become more extreme and risky when acting as part of a group, compared with acting individually; this is one form of the phenomenon known as group polarization.

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Habits of the Heart-Social study and social commentary.

Authentic Values are integral to being American. “The genius of the American system is that it actually drew from a particular tribe and was able to get to what was dep and authentic and real; the principles of Natural Law and apply it to everybody. It interpreted that through the culture of the time and various cultures as they were added to the American Experience, creating an American-ness where all people could pursue life, liberty and happiness.”  Dr. David Nehring

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Get Out the Vote

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Podcast #54

In this podcast, Suzanne and Sharon look at the importance of voting. We look at ways to be more civically involved and why it is important. Get out the Vote! As Florida’s homeschooling association, we recognize the importance of knowing about who our representatives are. Who will be writing and passing future legislation that could impact homeschooling families. It is both important and our responsibility as homeschoolers to vote with an informed education on who is running and what their platform is. Not sure how to become more involved and informed on the candidates? Listen in and learn about some tips and strategies to be more informed.

  • Learn who the candidates are
  • Know their platform
  • Know about their voting history
  • Know where they stand on home education
  • Get involved with a candidates campaign
  • Educate other homeschoolers about the candidate
  • Incorporate civics in your homeschooling studies
  • Involve your students in youth programs

And more importantly – Get out the vote!

 

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Politics and Culture: Teen Edition

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Podcast #45

In this episode, Suzanne has a conversation with her son, Ethan, about politics and culture. They talk about the importance of being engaged and some of the opportunities available. Join Ehtan and Suzanne for this podcast, and get engaged!

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MBFLP – Teaching Kids About Liberty and Government

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On the eve of the mid-term elections, how do we talk about the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity? How can we help keep the next generation from trading our hard-won freedom for supposed security or momentary gain? Do we appreciate the importance of even these small local races that clutter up the bottom of the ballot? Join us as we share some of the things we’ve done in our family!