The fact that there’s more to education than education is not a fact lost on the institution. After all, the old communist block countries didn’t call their thuggish enterprises “re-education camps” for nothing. And our modern socialist state knows that it’s future is totally dependent on what those who enter their institutions end up believing when they exit.
And that fact is not lost on me either, and educator in my own right. But I’m hoping for a different track than slavery for those whom God has placed in my charge.
I was reading in 2nd Peter and came across this little gem that I’ve never noticed before:
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
The state, which is headed up by those who were raised on the “theology” of the Beatles’, “All We Need Is Love” mindset, wants to not only start with love but also redefine love according to its own whims. But God doesn’t tell us to do that. He puts love as the crowning achievement built on a foundation of faith, virtue, knowledge and so on. This passage starts with faith, which is banned in the schoolhouse for all practical purposes unless by faith you mean faith in big government to save us from an overheating planet full of bigots, Islamophobes, and homophobes. So the foundation of the schoolhouse is already faulty, but hey, they give knowledge, right? Well, not so right.
The next thing is virtue. Faith must be supplemented by virtue. Again, it all depends on how you define the word. If by virtue you mean the confiscation of other people’s property and the redistributing of it, or the accepting of all things commanded by government, no matter how they contradict all of history, or how much they prove to hurt the people who are doing the things you’re to accept, or the cheering of the butchering of children in the womb and then selling their body parts as a human right; if these things are how you define virtue, you’re children will fit right in with the government schoolhouse.
Well, finally we’re to add to the mix, knowledge. That’s what the schoolhouse is all about, right? Not so fast. There’s more to knowledge than reading, writing, and math. Your child will also be required to “know” about what a horrible nation it is that they were unfortunate enough to be born into. They will be required to “know” that they are the result of cosmic chance and that their life is ultimately meaningless for anything other than helping the government bring about equality and save the poor planet, so that when the sun burns out and all knowing ceases we can at least know now that we will have progressed to that point… hopefully… if the government gets enough power to bring that glorious end about.
This goes on, and I could have fun with it, especially self-control. But you get my point. This passage is a great bullet point list of how to raise your children. But if you want to follow it, you’ll want to leave the state out of it, and keep them at home.