Critical Thinking Topics for Book 1
Escape to Faith and Freedom
What Do You Think?
- When Ben arrived in the New World, he was thrilled that he could pray in public, say or read whatever he wanted without fear of reprisal from the government. How would you feel if you lived in a land where your life and family would be endangered if you spoke openly about your Christian beliefs?
- In Chapters 9 and 10, how did Benjamin’s and Ruben’s choices differ? Who do you think was wiser? Why?
- In what ways do you think that political correctness is like the sword of Procrustes?
- In Chapter 12, Kohor killed someone who said something he disagreed with. Today some people accuse those who disagree with them of “hate speech.” Do you think anyone is qualified to decide what people are allowed to say? Do you think that people who strongly disagree with you should be denied free speech? Why or why not?
- What would you do if you were accused of “hate speech” for expressing biblical values?
- In Chapter 15, Ben said his brother Ruben was “gullible.” What does it mean to be gullible? What is the difference between being faithful and being gullible?
- When vandalism and violence are done by a crowd, who is responsible for the damage? Who, if any, should be excused?
- In Chapter 27, what lesson did Ruben learn from his choices? What did he do to repair his mistakes? Watch for another lesson Ruben learns as a parent in Volume 2.
- It can be hard to do what is right. Once you do the right thing, is it harder or easier the next time to choose the right? Explain your answer.
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Church and State