Comment on NCSE Report: Adventist Education in the Midst of a Sea of Science by Tom Rider.
The entire article has that particular sneering quality so familiar to anyone who has spent much time around certain Adventist universities. What a pathetic man– he obviously despised his own University for much of his career. All he wants at this stage is to be viewed as one of the clever people; as if anyone cared. Ironically, even as he attempted to caricature Ellen White; I found myself admiring her independence and insight. If only Adventists had the courage to stick with their Truths to the end. Honest secular readers will not be impressed.
Recent Comments by Tom Rider
Strumming the Attached Strings
All who value their eternal interests should be on their guard against the inroads of skepticism. The very pillars of truth will be assailed.
It is impossible to keep beyond the reach of the sarcasms and sophisms, the insidious and pestilent teachings, of modern infidelity. Satan adapts his temptations to all classes. He assails the illiterate with a jest or sneer, while he meets the educated with scientific objections and philosophical reasoning, alike calculated to excite distrust or contempt of the Scriptures. Even youth of little experience presume to insinuate doubts concerning the fundamental principles of Christianity.
And this youthful infidelity, shallow as it is, has its influence. Many are thus led to jest at the faith of their fathers and to do despite to the Spirit of grace. Hebrews 10:29. Many a life that promised to be an honor to God and a blessing to the world has been blighted by the foul breath of infidelity. All who trust to the boastful decisions of human reason and imagine that they can explain divine mysteries and arrive at truth unaided by the wisdom of God are entangled in the snare of Satan.
— The Great Controversy, page 600