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Friday, January 19, 2007

No Public Education For Christians

Joseph Farah at WorldNetDaily is upset about the decline of Christianity in public life, and writes to advocate against the enrollment of Christian children in public education. Farah concludes that such an "exodus" is necessary because:

No amount of protest or political activism will empower Christians – or the majority – to regain control of the curriculum of the nation's public schools. The game is rigged. The deck is stacked against parental influence. The so-called "experts" – activists with their own agenda – have their hands on the levers of power and won't let go without a different kind of fight.

To rectify the situation, he proposes the following:

When even a small fraction of... parents begin making decisions based on the interest of their own children – by yanking their kids out of government schools – the rigged, government-controlled indoctrination system will collapse of its own dead weight, much like the old Soviet Union did 15 years ago.

I can't help but agree with him on that point. The surest way to avoid government-sponsored indoctrination is to opt out of the public education system altogether. Although within the American paradigm his idea is silly (public education, as an extension of a religion-neutral government, is not meant to advocate any religious ideology anyway), it's not completely without merit. In fact, there are many atheists who opt out of the public education system not because of its declining religious saturation, but because of its academically anemic curricula. Still, I can't help but chuckle at Farah's bugaboo warnings:

Can you afford to have your children brainwashed into the pseudo-scientific doctrines of atheism and secular humanism?

And instead have them brainwashed into the pseudoscience of creationism?

Can you afford to permit your children to be victims of sexual assault in their [public] schools?

Because they're so much safer with priests and nuns?

Can you afford to allow your children to mix with a generation of licentious reprobates raised in the popular culture's moral cesspool?

Because we know that if they don't know anything about sex, they're much safer.

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At 1/19/2007 8:19 PM, Blogger Boss Foxx declaimed...

WND is one f*cked up site with some f*cked up columnists. Hell, that's the site where I read that tofu makes you gay.

At 1/19/2007 11:10 PM, Blogger Francois Tremblay declaimed...

Being against public education and hating relativists are probably the only two things I have in common with Christians.



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