[Note: Here at EO I’ve decided to honor my favorite bizarre worldview by hosting an Atheism Appreciation Week. For the rest of the week I’ll have posts dedicated to atheism and its related beliefs.]
Throughout history children have been awed and thrilled by retellings of their culture’s creation story. Aztec’s would tell of the Lady of the Skirt of Snakes, Phoenicians about the Zophashamin, and Jews and Christians about the one true God — Jehovah. But there is one unfortunate group — the children of materialists — that has no creation myth to call its own. When an inquisitive tyke asks who created the sun, the animals, and mankind, their materialist parents can only tell them to read a book by Carl Sagan or Richard Dawkins.
No child, though, should have to go without an answer which is why I’ve decided to take the elements of materialism and shape them into an accurate, though mythic, narrative. This is what our culture has been missing for far too long — a creation story for young materialists.
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HAT TIP: The Evangelical Outpost
It’s impossible to overstate my absolute conviction that the public education system is quite simply the most egregious soul-destroying machination ever devised by the mind of satanically inspired man. I found this excellent piece that clearly describes the stark differences between Biblical Christianity and the public education system.
It ought to be quite clear to any half-trained believer that there is no neutral ground in the battle for the souls of men. The church militant – comprised of all living Christians – is arrayed against the powers and principalities of the evil one to do spiritual battle on behalf of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the Risen Christ.
The public education system maintains that it is “neutral” on matters of religion, yet we can see that this is philosophically impossible. Every system of teaching maintains at its foundation a system of basic presuppositions through which all information is filtered and processed, in other words it presents a worldview. The worldview of the public education system is secular-humanist rationalist-materialist atheism. Evolution is their creation myth and science – so called – is their god. This system is opposed at every level and at every point to Biblical Christianity. The two systems are mutually exclusive and hostile to one another.
Amazingly today’s Christians scratch their collective heads and wonder “what’s wrong with kids these days?” Why do they leave church after high school never to return? Why do they reject the truth of the Bible? I’ll tell you what’s wrong.
Too many professing Christians have bowed their knees to the public education Baal and abdicated their Biblical responsibility to “raise their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord”. The public education system indoctrinates children against the claims of Christ and the Holy Bible by presenting a rational-material worldview within which the autonomous reasoning of man is the ultimate authority. This worldview seeks to usurp the ultimate authority of God, and there is a discouraging amount of evidence indicating it’s quite effective in doing so.
Too many professing Christians have rejected their responsibility to “train their children up in the way they should go”. They naively believe that a few hours per week spent in church and youth group, or perhaps a bit of devotional time wedged between soccer practice and band camp will suffice to present their children with the awesome reality of the Ancient of Days. Sadly there is little parents or the church can do to compete with six to eight hours per day of anti-Christian indoctrination for the better part of twelve years. The enemy well knows that these are the individual’s formative years through which his worldview and basic patterns of thought will be crystallized and he is making maximum use of his time in the public schools with our children.
And as the Bible teaches us in Proverbs 22:6; “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” As we can readily see from the secular humanist culture that abounds in America today (thanks to the secular humanist indoctrination of our children through the public education system) this profound Biblical truth cuts both ways.
Too many professing Christians have traded their children’s spiritual birthright for a worthless bowl of worldly pottage in the form of a taxpayer funded babysitter in order to maintain two income family, a new minivan, a late model pick-up, and the brick ranch style house on the corner lot with a bass boat in the garage.
Too many professing Christian men have prostituted their wives to a dog-eat-dog working culture that’s hardened her gentle heart and stolen her time from her precious children. These men have sacrificed their families to “strange gods their fathers knew not” embittering their wives and alienating their children in the process.
Christian, it’s time to repent of your misguided ways and pull your children out of the public education system, NOW! There are alternatives. You can do it. You’re not alone. Take the first step and I’m certain that God will honor your decision to serve and glorify Him and Him alone. He will place Godly people and resources in your life and support your choice to serve Him instead of the godless public education system.
Yes, you’ll have to make sacrifices. Yes, you’ll need to adjust your standard of living. Yes, relatives friends and strangers will look at you like you have a horn growing out of your forehead. Ignore them. Trust God. It’s worth it.
You can do this. Start now by prayerfully asking the Lord what He would have you do.