(I promise, I’m done with this subject for a while after this post I just feel it’s too important to leave just yet…) By the way, I’ve asked (per private correspondence) that challenges about the basic tenets of Christianity and God be directed to another blog I established this blog to be an encouragement to Christian women; and although I welcome respectful disagreements (that we would all do well to remember,) I do not have the time or energy to engage in fruitless debates aimed at tearing down the Christian worldview. So with all due respect, let’s stick to the rules!)
Every human worships. We cannot but worship because that is the core of our spirit-nature. This is the sole explanation for why I feel Christians must consider carefully before placing their children under the counsel of government schooling.
In the absence of God, there must be something. What is that something? Me. You. That’s all that’s left. I decide truth and you accept what I say, even is you disagree. And we live happily together. Or do we?
Its formal name is humanism, and it is called a “faith”, a religion by its very proponents.
“Down through the ages men have been seeking a universal religion or way of life…. Humanism…shows promise of becoming a great world faith. Humanists are content with fixing their attention on this life and on this earth. Theirs is a faith without a god, divine revelation, or sacred scriptures. Yet theirs is a faith rich in feeling and understanding.” Lloyd Morain, former President of the American Humanist Association
If a school system could teach basic facts and figures, without upholding some worldview, we could argue that education is neutral.
If facts and figures were all there were, it would not, in fact, be “education”. It would just be rote memorization of some basic life skills.
Education, by its very nature must encompass a world view. It will either be God’s worldview, or man’s worldview. Well, we know God’s worldview was kicked out a long time ago.
But is humanism so bad? Well, not to a non-believer. But to a Christian, it is a false religion, and an abomination. The Bible has a few things to say…
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9
(One translation reads “the human mind”.)
“But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.” Jeremiah 7:24
Is the public school system under the worldview–the “religion” of humanism? Some would argue that such a claim is “over the top”. But again, THINK! Even if no one has stated it outright (and many have!) BY DEFAULT humanism is taught. There is a void and vacuum that must be filled with something when God is removed, just like darkness is inevitable in the absence of light. Self fills that void, and that, by definition, is the religion of humanism.
This is where we can’t wrap our brains around it. We know many of the teachers; they’re nice and some of them are Christians. And the principle, surely he’s not menacingly rubbing his hands together watching all his subjects fall for the deceptive philosophy of humanism!
That’s just the problem. Many of the real people involved in educating our children aren’t really aware of what is happening. Most of them sincerely have the children’s’ best interests in mind, and that makes us feel safe. They’ve been taught from a humanistic worldview, and they aren’t aware that NOT teaching from a Christian worldview is synonymous with teaching humanism.
So then the connection must be made–
Government schooling operates under the pretense of secular humanism.
Humanism is a false religion (anything that exalts itself against the knowledge of God is).
We are commanded to serve no God but the one true God.
If A,B and C are true, wise deduction concludes the matter…barring extreme hardship (in which I still believe God can make allowances to avoid), Christians are called–BY SCRIPTURE–to refrain from placing their children under the false teaching of our public school systems. We must serve God or man. We must allow our children to be taught from God’s worldview or man’s.
Christians, what do you believe?