After Christians have spent the last forty years plus fighting for and building up of Christian homeschooling rights and resources, assorted secularists – sensing that their greatest tool of centralized command-and-control, the public school system, isn’t looking so good, and yet unable to afford the private academies the equally anti-God Elite use for their children- have decided to move into the homeschooling arena.
This isn’t a problem with me, as the fewer children there are in the public school system there are, the better. This trend is to be encouraged, if anything.
However, observe the subtitle of the article:
“Non-religious families often find it difficult to educate their children without relying on conservative Christian curricula and communities.”
Well then, atheists and secularists can make their own.
Or perhaps they desire the intensely anti-Christian State to restrict and prohibit and eventually cleanse Christian influence on the homeschooling movement they build with their own sweat?
You know the story: “Christians make it, and we disinherit them and take it for ourselves. Just as Satan the thief intended… and numerous premillennial and amillennial churches teach.”
Except that the centralized the State, justified by its claims to be the Voice of the People, is going down. It’s power and control fails and falls, as does its legitimacy.
Christians are not to apologize and cringe and beg before their enemies. Nor are to be ashamed of their Master, or cry out for forgiveness for continuing to exist in public, or because they refuse to hide and crawl as their foes demand.
Observe the start of the Atlantic article: “The modern homeschooling movement is one of revolt. From its humble beginnings in the ’70s, led by graduates of the hippie generation who saw public schools as too constrained and religious…”
No mention of Rushdoony, nor of the intensely secularistic Messianic Character o American Education, nor of the tooth-and-claw struggle for Christians to educate their children as they see fit – a struggle that continues today. Just some handwaving and emoting about how religious public schools are (and zero mention of how profoundly contemptuous today’s public schools are in regard to Christianity.)
The very first paragraph, rooted in theft and lies of omission, continues: “…to its pop-cultural peak in the ’80s and ’90s under conservative Christians who wanted more God and less evolution in the classroom, homeschoolers and their parents have pushed aggressively against mainstream education.”
You’d never guess that homeschooling is still advancing, thanks to the Khan Academy and continued revulsion of Christians in regard to a public school system that hates all they are, and all they do.
OK, on to the end of the article.
As Aiden gets better at his English essays and dives deeper into social-studies lessons, more of his schoolwork revolves around criticism of religion in one way or another.
For which he would be deeply welcomed in the public school system, Our Masters in the establishment, and all the best universities. Or, for that matter, by those who designed the public school system. (Shrug)
“Jesus was a carpenter. He did some nice things,” Aiden said during that recent study break at the dinner table. But “he didn’t actually create a religion. He was Jewish.”
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.” – C.S. Lewis
“And he celebrated Passover, if you believe the stories,” his mom added.
“I believe historians,” Aiden replied.
Everyone has their priesthood. Pardon me if I choose to ignore the priesthood certified by God-despising secularists, backed by the money and the power of our Glorious Cultural Leaders.
As mentioned, the loathing of even the marginal existence of Christian society and Christian culture is not limited to secularists (and Muslims). For example, observe the Christian reaction to the Voice of the People, the Pharaoh that modern Christians labour under. From Leadership and Discipleship, Part 13: When Kingdoms Are In Conflict
“Abortion is murder,” the anti-abortion placards proclaim. But what is the civil penalty for murder that is specified in the Bible? Ask all but a tiny handful of Christian anti-abortion protesters this question, and you have positioned yourself as a fanatic. They all know the answer: execution, “And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man” (Gen. 9:5). But they are still political pluralists. They reject biblical law. So, even here, among the hardest core of Christian activists, we find rampant political schizophrenia. These schizophrenics are willing to call the local abortionist a murderer, and do so publicly in God’s name, but when they are reminded of God’s Bible-mandated penalty for murder, they freeze up in shock and outrage – against the person who asks the question. They are afraid of offending today’s Pharaoh: the People.
Pharaoh (and his government-certified priesthood… and the profoundly incompetent and intensely atheistic public school system, “the only established church in America”) is going down. It’s best that Christians cut their chains from these loser as quickly as possible.