Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Letters and Numbers

For those who deny that our standards of literacy are too low, check out this example of popular illiteracy as noticed by blogger Edwize

The post brought to mind a few thoughts: isn't it funny how many hits appear on Google News for the words "literacy" and "illiteracy," but "numeracy" and "innumeracy" seem to make the news primarily in other countries?

Words and numbers are the building blocks through which we learn about the universe.  I am reminded of a comment I sent in to WORLD Magazine way back in 1997.  (Wow!  It's still online!)  Every day, I see new ways that literacy and numeracy are important to understanding God's universe, so for Christians, being ignorant of them is not an option.

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