By George McFatridge
Christians are not the only group to have their own schools, Islam, Catholics, Buddhists and Hindus Communists, Socialists, Nazi’s all had their own schools and taught their own propaganda, be it of faith or communism.
The proper thought is if you don’t like the School Curriculum then remove your child from that school and put him in the one you choose.
It is important that instead of blasting the curriculum and denouncing it, get involved in the system and let the school board hear your voice.
This is why I believe in the voucher system, that way you can choose the school your Children go to and you should get involved anyway and know what they are teaching your child.
Or you can Home school your children. The Important thing is that they should know the basics: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. History is a good reminder. Sociology or the Humanities are questionable.
Based on some of the Doctored thesis of some of the Scientists that are involved with the Government I would think twice about anyone teaching my children. That is why it is important to be involved in their education.
You also need to know their teachers, not just meet them but get to know them. Remember Your children are precious, and you should be aware at all times what they are learning and who is teaching them. School is not a babysitting service; and their training is ultimately the parent’s responsibility.
Jumping on the School System and blaming them for not teaching your children what you want them taught does not change the situation.
You the parent are still responsible for the information that your Children receive and if you don’t like the information that they are getting don’t blame anyone else, just get involved in the process and change the curriculum or where they go to school.
The government will do what it wants unless you become involved and help change the system.
If YOU have taught your children to think and check facts and done everything you can to provide them with the best tools for living and thinking then trust them to learn and know the truth.
No one else is responsible for the education that your children receive. Not the Government or the Church. Yet we abdicate that responsibility for the convenience of the Public School, which is run by the local government and the Federal government. We expect the Public School System to teach the children and get them ready for a job and life. And then we lay the blame for their lack of Success on the school system.
In the Christian community it is the Father who is responsible to educate his children and Family not only in the basics but to share with them His faith in Jesus Christ and to teach them how to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.
We also share with our children and participate in their learning, growing and play. And when they go off to be with other Children to enjoy time with their friends we can trust that they will do the right thing because they are brought up in a loving home.
In life there are no guarantees about anything.
Yet I do know that I have all that I need because of my Lord.
Psalm 23:1-6 (NKJV)
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. 3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.
Ignorance is subjective. I have known some of the most intelligent people who were ignorant of love and compassion and could not understand the truth. I have also known scientists who had tunnel vision when it came to their science.
What we teach is not religion but a way of life that has existed for more than 2000 years, and if you are single minded and hard of heart you do not understand our life nor will you.
Astral Navigation used on the space shuttle and in space flight was finally understood when one of the scientists remember teachings from the bible. The Scientist was a member of a church and the information they needed to make the math work was in the Bible and was taught in the Sunday School class that he had attended.
Much of what we use every day is in the Bible, even the Farmers have applied the Word of God to their farms. And no it is not fantasy or fairy tales, they are facts and truths. By reading the Word of God and listening with our heart to the Holy Spirit many things become known to us from the teachings of the Lord.
Our Customs and culture come from the teachings of God and HE taught us how to protect ourselves from sickness and disease by adhering to the teachings. He also taught us how to farm and grow things in a manner which would help heal the land and give the land rest so that it could replenish the nutrients in the soil. All these things and more come from the Bible, The Word of God. We are constantly growing and learning as we continue to live and apply the Word of God to our lives Daily.
We are in no way perfect in and of ourselves, we are like most people we have our days when we forget who we are and where we are supposed to be in the Word of God.
So believe as you like, I don’t judge.
By the same thought please respect my views. This is my life choice made with much thought and research.
Our learning is not fixed in place only on our life style, we have many Scientists, Doctors, Lawyers, teachers, Chefs, Leaders, and many more professions within our community, We don’t prevent our Children from learning Science, literature, art or History, as long as the truth is taught; We also to teach them to research the information and prove it for themselves. We teach them to respect the beliefs and rights of others.
Many of our family have served in the nation’s Military and I am also a Veteran of the Vietnam ERA, Some of our community have served with distinction and gone on to Military Careers. Some even serve in the Congress. We build homes, cars, refrigerators and much more.
Our life and beliefs do not make us backward or awkward but more aware. We have been persecuted for more than two thousand years because many refuse to learn about us and know us. They don’t know us so they fear us because we are different.
When the Child leaves the home to go into the World they have choices to make and we don’t deny them those choices, because we know they will do what is right and we trust that the lessons we have taught them will help them grow into responsible, loving and caring individuals.
I say again, it is not the responsibility of your neighbor, the government or the community to educate your children. It is the Responsibility of YOU the Parents to love, educate and train up your children in the manner that you desire so that they can become responsible adults able to take care of themselves.