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Balance of Values and Academic Freedom of Inquiry
Dear Mr. R. Kirby Godsey,
In the process of life we face many challenges and many
crossroads. We have many choices and many decisions to make.
In making these decisions we must keep in mind the moral
values our parents have taught us since we were born. Those
Christian values should guide our lives and the choices we
make. These same values should also guide at school as well. In
our pursuit of knowledge, we should keep these values in mind.
In our never-ending road of learning, we are granted with
many academic freedoms. We have the freedom to question and
try to learn new ideas. We also have the freedom to disagree
with the material presented to us. We can disagree and voice our
opinions, but in an orderly fashion.
In exercising those freedoms, we should do so with
maturity and responsibility. As students, we are responsible for
learning all the content of any course we study. We are free to
take exception to the views or information presented to us, and
we are free to reserve judgment about matters of opinions.
Sometimes, in our quest for knowledge, there becomes a
conflict between our beliefs we are accustomed to and the
material presented to us. When there is a difference, we should
not ignore the idea or block it out. We should feel free to learn
and question new ideas. Just because we learn something
doesn’t mean we have to accept it. We should leave ourselves
open to new ideas. When we do this we become very well
An example of this is the issue involving the debate
between evolution and creationism. As Christians, we naturally
believe in creationism, but we shouldn’t stop l...
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