Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Just Another Reason to Homeschool

“Let me control the textbooks, and I will control the state.”
~ Adolph Hitler

The public education institution has much control over the future of our country. What they teach for hours during the week, can’t be undone in an hour and a half on Sunday. The kids will be taught by the schools and influenced by their peers toward unrighteousness.

Below is an article on a small booklet that is handed out by Planned Parenthood and intended for the kids in our schools.

Rely on normal people, not experts
By Jim Sedlak

May 5, 2006

I was giving a talk in Rapid City, South Dakota the other night. During the talk, I asked the audience to take a look at a book that I carry around with me. The book is being pushed for use by children age 10 and up.

As people thumbed through the book, the reaction was the same as I had received at numerous talks over the last 10 years. There were gasps of disbelief. There were some who quickly put the book down in disgust. And others who couldn't believe that anyone would think the book would be distributed to teens, much less 10-year-olds.

We've found that the gut reaction of regular people is one of the best ways to determine if something is worthwhile or just trash. In community after community across the country the reaction to this particular book has been universal. Normal people hate it. Normal people can't believe anyone would give this book to a child. Normal people want to walk away from it.

One police officer in one community even commented to me, "You know, if I found you down at the park showing this book to 10-year-old children, I would probably arrest you. The least I would do is to make sure you didn't have any access to the children while I was there."

That's how horrible this book is. Normal people just know that.

Everyone knows that -- everyone except the "experts." We seem to have become a nation of so-called experts. Before we do anything we want to know what the experts think about it. Even if something is blatantly outrageous, when we are told the "experts" believe it is great, we slink back into our holes and let the experts have free reign.

Nowhere, it seems, do we do this more than when it comes to our children. Somehow many parents have been convinced that they are not smart enough to raise their children. So, if the school says such-and-such is okay, we believe the school. If psychologists say that children need freedom to do this or detailed education on that, we go along. Surely, we exclaim, the experts know what they are doing...

Read the rest - Here

The schools are going to change our culture for the worst, and won’t be changed from the inside by the Christians who will stand up for their belief. It’s more likely that they would be influenced, rather than be an influence on the rest. It isn’t that Christians can’t make a difference, but are you going to expect a ten year old to change our system? Do you think inexperienced child will stand strong for God against their peers, when adults have such a difficult time dealing with peer pressure themselves? If God is telling you to witness, or even to put your children in public school, do it. He’s got a plan, but make certain it is Him, because the wrong influence can ruin even a good child.

“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”


Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

There are a lot of reasons to homeschool! I will never forget the two "good kids" we knew for awhile. They came from a homeschooling pastor's family and, they were nice to be with. Within weeks of starting public school they became crude, mean, and uncontrollable.


the traveler said...

What a refreshing post! I've often heard Christian parents cite 'witnessing' as the reason they kid should be in public school.

Anonymous said...

Excellent post! I believe God has given parents the authority and responsibility to teach and train their children, not only academically, but, most importantly, in godly character.

I really like the changing verse on your sidebar too.

Matt A. said...

Great post! "Train up a child in the way he should go..."