Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Problem with Intelligence

Sometimes, I can you can be too smart for your own good! I ran across this article about supposed research by a Israeli professor who claims that Moses must have been on narcotic, psychedelic drugs during his Mt. Sinai experience receiving the 10 Commandments. Here is his quote:

"As far Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don't believe, or a legend, which I don't believe either, or finally, and this is very probable, an event that joined Moses and the people of Israel under the effect of narcotics."

How can he say this? He has a presupposition that a miraculous encounter simply could not exist! Since that is out of the question, it must be something else. This is an example of someone who's intellect has super seeded wisdom.

So what's are your presuppositions when it comes to working with kids? Do you ever look at a kid and say: "That kid simply wont' listen." Or have you ever said: "Oh she comes from a singe family." Those statements imply something that we believe, but may not necessarily be true.

Remember, there is no substitute for knowing your kids! The best way to teach, love and help the kids in your ministry grow is by knowing them PERSONALLY and knowing their situation.

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