Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Just another brick in the wall

What are our children learning in school?

Already this year I have had several instances where I believe our children are being lied to in their education. One was a book my son, 4th grade, found showing pictures of how we as humans have evolved from apes without any mention of it being a theory or the mention of Creationism, the other my son, 11th grade, being taught that some of our presidents were homosexuals.

After a meeting with the teacher I had an idea that may shed some light on some much needed education in these areas, to find out for sure. The teaher responded well to the idea of having a famous historian as a guest speaker to come to the high school and speak on the topics that were relavent to what they were learning in school.

The teacher gave the information and requested that I meet with the principal to discuss the matter and there's where the wall came up. After speaking with the principal, briefly, he had decided that there would be no way that he would allow a guest speaker come that would show the continuity of Christianity in America, I was stunned, well, not really, I expected it.

I began by asking him if he felt that our children had the right to learn the truth about our history, he said" of course" as long as we do not mention religion in school because it is not allowed.

I asked how they thought that was possible and they just said "not if it includes religion."
I brought some information from the Liberty counsel that pertains to the rights of parents, schools and children that specifically states,501c3 tax exempt status,in regarding this topic, that what I am asking is well within the parameters of "acceptable" to be taught in school.

Basically, Our school system is scared ( many of the teachers have said their beliefs are identical to mine) to a point where we will no longer teach our children the truth about history in fear that they will suffer job loss, law suits and more. So much so that the cirriculum director himself believes that "truth is relative." " Everyone is entitled to believe the history to be whatever they want it to be." I simply stated that "everyone has a right to their opinion but no eveyone has a right to their own facts." There are some interesting facts that I need to point out:

He is a Christian, believes homosexuals are born that way, believes that their lifesyle is not an abomination according to scriptures even though it says it is, but he does believe that it is immoral. He believes the bible is the whole truth but believes that we need to be tolerant of everyone regardless of their religion or their LIFESTYLE. (Why should we be tolerant of something that is admittedly immoral?)

He impresses me further by also stating that he believes in the theory of evolution (like the ceder tree) snakes had legs, birds and millions of other examples are proof that it exists Humans had tails but when we realized the dexterity of our hands we suddenly had no more use for our tails?( Can you imagine what we could do if we had tails? Why didn't the monkeys tails fall off?)
He believes that evolution is a theory but also believes in creation as well. He believes in the "Big bang theory" but also believes God created the heavens.

He believes, iniquivocally, that public school is not a venue in which to teach any facet of religion regardless of denomination even if it IS part of our history.

This man I spoke of is highly influencial in the community and the state, is respected for his wisdom and appears to have knowledge beyond his years. Geology degree, theology, continual biblical studies, and part of the state education system for many years.

In the beginning of our conversation I was impressed by his knowledge but as he continued speaking I realized that his beliefs were based on a multitude of ideologies, from his belief in the "popular education" that changes over time due to what is popular, to the fact that he has blended every possible belief system into his worldview.

At this point, I am up against a wall, for now, to try to create a forum, for children, in which to learn the truth about history, like a SCHOOL , which he says is no venue to learn this, the truth about our founding fathers and the foundations of America, in which our cirriculum director believes can be different depending on what you believe.

"Moral relativity" and secular humanism have gripped this nation in the worst way possible. We now are not only "afraid of our government" but afraid to teach the truth to our children in school, Just what are they learning?

Who knows, next year, 2+4 may equal 6

Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone, were hanged about hisneck, and he cast into the sea, thanthat he should offend one of these little ones

Matt 18:6 "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!

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