- Giving up your parental rights is foolish.
UNJUSTLY USURPING THE PARENTAL RIGHT: Fields v. Palmdale School District, 427 F.3d 1197 (9th Cir. 2005)
It essentially says that parents have no rights. Once you drop your kids off at school—according to this court’s decision—you have severed all of your parental rights until you pick your kids up at the end of the day. But while they’re in the public school’s jurisdiction, there are no parents, according to this decision. ~ Mathew D. Staver, president and general counsel for Liberty Council
- Placing a child under false teaching/doctorine is foolish.
We can find warning, after warning in the Bible against those who teach false doctorine. God calls false teachers foolish, God tell us to avoid them. Therefore, we can logically say that if we do not avoid them, then we are foolish.
I have heard many parents say that God *called* them to place their children under false teaching and secular humanism for their education. Really? So, all those verses in the Bible that very strongly and directly warn against it - didn't really mean that? Hmmm, reminds me of Satan talking to Eve. This is Satan's chiefest subtlety, to cause us not to fear God's warnings.
My children do not belong to me, they belong to God. He did not give me permission to place them under teaching that mocks the truths found in His word. He did not give me educational choice – the world did.
”Too many parents who would never send their children to a church on Sunday that taught doctrines they believed to be wrong, have had no problem placing them in state schools five days a week where they are taught conflicting doctrines and ideas.” – Cal Thomas
- Placing a child in an institution that cannot teach truth is foolish.
The concept of separation of church and state that is contained in the First Amendment of the Constitution requires that public schools do not teach:
- 1. one religion as superior to any other religion, or that
- 2. religion is superior to a secular lifestyle
In order to be constitutional in the U.S., Creation science can only be taught as a concept that some people believe in; it cannot be taught as actual truth
“I am much afraid that schools will prove to be the gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place their child where the Scriptures do not reign paramount. Every institution in which men are not increasingly occupied with the Word of God must become corrupt.” Martin Luther
- Public School Textbooks DO, in fact, teach from a foolish evolutionary view.
- Many textbooks deal with radiometric dating methods. The students should be told the many assumptions involved in such dating methods. Science books often present a good explanation of how these dating methods work, *but avoid mentioning the problems with them*.
- Textbooks often *state* (not as theory, but as truth) that “fossil evidence shows that “organisms have been changing continuously since life first appeared on earth.” Evolution is the pattern and process of change in life forms through time. Statements like this appear throughout most textbooks, yet are not scientifically valid.
- Some textbooks state *as fact* the whale has a vestigial pelvis that proves the whale used to walk on land
- Most textbooks today show embryos of various animals as they develop inside the mother. Often the books will say the embryos of humans, birds, reptiles, etc., have “gill slits” or “gill pouches.” In spite of the fact that embryos of various organisms are different from the moment of conception, they are still in most Biology textbooks today AS FACT!
The list goes on and on, but I don’t have time to list them, feel free to read the textbooks used in many, many public schools for yourself to see the things I listed above and MANY more in the textbooks as FACT, not theory:
HBJ Earth Science
Holt Modern Earth Science
Merrill Earth Science
Holt Life Science
and many more
And this isn't even touching on the problems with our modern history texts...for example leaving out the Holocaust, or glorifying Islam. Yes, do your research.
- Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child
Socialization is not placing a child in a herd of other children to be socialized. That is called playing. Socialization is the process by which we inherit and disseminate our ideals, customs, and ideologies. In other words what goes in (observation, mimicking, learned habits, worldview, values) on a daily basis; day-after-day, week-after-week, year-after-year, shapes to a great extent who we are. Sorry, but there is no way I want other immature, foolish children ‘socializing’ and shaping my own immature, foolish children. I want my children to be socialized by mature, wise adults! I also want my children to learn how to relate and converse with people of all ages (like they will be required to do in the real world), not just their same age peers.
I can’t even count, how many times, during my own public school years, that I heard many teachers say something along these lines: ”ok guys, we are not here for socialization, let’s tone down the noise”.
- Government run schools are a foolish use of money.
The average amount funded per child, in the public schools of this nation is $9,000 per year. Yes, that is what taxpayers are paying for every child, every year. Yet our test scores and outcome have been declining in the schools. More money does not equal better education, and in fact, the higher scores that homeschooled children earn on standardized tests, are in no way affected by family income level.
- Thinking that you can repel the public school teaching is a foolish.
How many parents actually read every single textbook, literature selection, or lesson plan their child uses in the public schools? How many parents actually tape-record what every teacher, or other student says?
After school for the kids, sports/extra-curriculurs, home work, baths, dinner, clean up, etc…just exactly how many hours a day do you have to repel the 6-7 hours per day of false teaching?
“In not mentioning God, my public school teachers preached a thundering message daily. By implication they taught that God is not relevant to most areas of life…with every lesson, in every class period, all day every day for 12 years I was being taught to think like an atheist in the academic realm and didn’t even know that I was being indoctrinated.” – Chris Schlect
- Leaving your child to be raised and educated, by more-or-less strangers is foolish.
Ironically, I do not know any woman, who would leave her purse unattended in a grocery store, yet they would leave their precious children 6-7 hours per day, to be educated by a system that has proven itself – over and over, to be – not trustworthy. Too many children are being sexually abused by teachers, other students, and faculty to even take a risk with a child, that they wouldn’t dream of taking with a purse.
- Children being salt and light is a foolish argument.
- Missionaries in a foreign country are *adults*, not children, and certainly not 5, 6, 7 or even 13 years old. If parents are truly putting their children (again they are not adult missionaries) in state schools, to be missionaries, then why are they not putting them in Muslim schools, or Hindu schools? Well, because *those* schools teach false doctrine.
- Public schools teach false doctorine – evolution, humanism, feminism, homosexualism, entitlementism, socialism, liberalism, moral relativism, non-cognitivism, rationalism, and may more ism's. Jesus as Savior is opinion, rather than fact in our public schools, geological time and radiometric dating methods are used, again, in almost all public school textbooks in such as way, that they do not disclose the assumptions involved in such. The students never do realize the problems in it. The science books in public schools also teach punctuated equilibrium. The list really goes on and on re: the false teaching that goes on in public schools that is directly against what the Bible teaches, not only science, but many other subjects as well.
- I know that for myself, in my teen years, and even in my 20’s and into my early 30’s, I could not pick out the subtle (yet definitely there) evolutionary-as-fast based science in my school books, for example, so there is no way your average student, again of ages 5, 6, 7, or even 14 yr old can.
- We don’t go to school for 13 years for the purpose of being a missionary, we go to school for 13 years for the purpose of being educated..and the Bible states very clearly that we are not to sit under false teaching.
- If a Christian student in public school leads another student to Christ it is *certainly* a reason to rejoice!!! But, if we are honest, that is not why we are in school.
Placing a child under the authority of a godless system, and allowing them to be educated by blasphemy is 100% anti-Biblical. God does not 'call' us to do any such thing, and to say He does, is a very shocking and bold idea.
Trusting in Him,
~ Dawne ~