Looks like the only thing missing is the crescent moon.
H/T Exodus Mandate
Looks like the only thing missing is the crescent moon.
H/T Exodus Mandate
This may seem like an odd reason, so let me explain. I’ll start by strongly asserting that no one, not me, not you, not anyone, can live their lives in a culture and not be affected by it. Like it or not, you’ve imbibed more of the culture than you realize, and you, right now, are believing some lie hat was implanted there by your culture. The same goes for me. Fixing that starts by realizing that it is so. The next step is to ferret out untruths through prayer and steeping one’s self in the Bible. The vast majority of church leaders, even great ones whom I admire, have not realized the need for this first step.
One of the most insidious problems is that we live in a material worshipping culture. So it only stands to reason that we are “materialist” to some degree, and in that degree are caught up in materialism. Why else would a parent, who abhors everything that the ACLU, the butchers at Planned parenthood, the LGBT, GLSN, the Atheists stand for, send their children to an institution that is controlled by these very organizations? The answer is materialism. There is a fear that their little Johnny will not get that good education and will then not be able to enjoy the material comforts of our modern society. And they fear that so much, that they will ignore the ever increasingly blatant reality that the schoolhouse is the worst place to send their children, and send them there anyway, just like most of the pastors and leaders in their churches do.
I’ve been going to church for about 25 years now, and I’ve heard almost nothing in those 25 years on child rearing. And not only will most of the children of the pastors walk away from their father’s faith, most of the children in the congregation will walk away too. And evidently it has never occurred to anyone that perhaps someone ought to rethink the past century’s approach to Godly childrearing. Let’s be honest. If we can’t save our own children, what gives us the idea that we’re going to have any impact at all on this world?
This brings me to an author I have a lot of respect for, and for whom I continue to respect. But he is wrong on this one issue. It is my guess that he, himself, spends scant time teaching his congregation to be disciplining parents, even though they’ve had very little help in that area except for what our disintegrating culture has taught. (…and maybe I’m wrong about his church, but I know I’m not wrong about almost every other church) But it’s worse than all that. Most pastors went to government schools, as did their parents. It would be nothing less than foolhardy to assume that many generations into the downward spiral of public education has had no impact on the way we all think. But that’s just it. We really believe that we’ve escaped the downward spiral. Perhaps it’s because we’re not homosexuals, and nor or our children… yet. Or perhaps it’s because we’re decent human beings, at least compared to everyone else. Sure we check out the porn sites every now and then. And we’re paying HBO or “Game Of Thrones”. But we’re not like those child molesters and murderers and thief and all. Why we drive new cars and live in a nice neighborhood. Sorry, We are all in the downward spiral together, and unless we begin to see that, we’ll never understand the huge part that our own educations in the public school played in our current deception.
This pastor’s name is Tim Challies, and he writes this article:
I would take issue with Mr. Challies on three points. First, I’ve read his writings about his own childhood, how he would watch his parents read the Bible and pray, and demonstrate the Christian life before him. I’m sure that he does the same thing before his children, and I’m confident that his children will turn out fine, in spite of the institution’s intentions otherwise. But he will be, again, the exception. I hope he’s devoting a fair amount of time helping the parents in his congregation do the same thing. I hope he’s shepherding his congregation as fellow parents. But again, I doubt that he is. My guess is that his congregation is like most others who are losing most of their children to moral relativism and Secular Humanism. And in our modern day churchness, their children can abort their babies, fornicate, shack up, abandon their families, and marry people of the same sex right there in the church with much applause from the congregation on the grace of God. Perhaps his church is doing marginally better than that. I hope that it is.
I also take issue with him on slandering teachers. I have friends who are teachers. I have a lot of respect for Christain teachers, or even just good teachers. But opposing the institution and its evils, as we all should be doing, does not equate to slandering teachers. Furthermore, a few good experiences had by a few people does not offset the evil being perpetrated on your children first, and on the culture as a whole, by the institution. All evil institutions, if they’re actually are going to have an evil impact, cloak their evil in goodness and kindness. One think I can say for certain, none of the good teachers spoken of by Mr. Challis, nor Mr. Challis himself, can preach the Gospel in the schoolhouse. But the Atheist is free to preach atheism, and the homosexual is free to preach sodomy, and the butchers at planned parenthood are free to preach promiscuity and murder. Now if that doesn’t give the good Christain pause, I’m not sure what would.
Third, Mr. Challis needs to realize that the institution is not an irreligious institution. I’ve heard it said that if you want to know about water, don’t ask a fish. In the same way, I would say that if you want to know about Secular Humanism don’t ask a Westerner, because he is so surrounded and steeped in it that he doesn’t even realize that it’s his own state’s established religion. Would Mr. Challis send his child to a Muslim school? Or a Buddist school? And then would he defend the “teachers’ when someone pointed out that perhaps that’s not the greatest idea for a Christian parent? I’m guessing not. But Mr. Challis is sending his children to a Secular Humanist school, and he has no problem with that. The reason? No one can live their lives in a culture and not be affected by it.
Imagine, if you will, a university professor way back in 1965 proclaiming that it is evil for anyone to oppose two men getting married; or that it was evil to stop a boy who is “confused” about his gender from being allowed to use the girl’s locker room at the schoolhouse. That was a short half century ago, yet we know that that professor would have been considered mentally ill for suggesting such things at that time. So how did we get from the mores of 1965 to today’s morality? Well, the answer is sitting just down the street from your house. It’s a big government building with a flat roof and a fence around it. No matter where you are as you read this, there’s a good chance you’re within walking distance of one of these buildings. And it was inside these buildings that the changes took place, almost imperceptible to those who were not paying attention; to those who trusted that institution because it was the same one that they were indoctrinated in themselves. But little by little, precept by precept, line by line, the schoolhouse changed the thinking of a nation to accept what ought not be accepted.
That was then. This is now, and now we have a story, from the author of Outlasting the Gay Revolution, that looks at the new army of “gay bullies” that are the fruit of the institution. He discusses the goings on in universities around the Western world mostly, but as you read his work, keep in mind a couple of things. First, To be qualified to work in your neighborhood’s government building, a teacher must be “certified” by these universities. Second, the changes you’re experiencing have not occurred, they are occurring. We are not living in a static reality that exists now in post-Christian America. We are living in the midst of dynamic times. There is no destination for the institution’s much touted “progress”, only movement… down the river if you will. The indoctrination going on now is just as “cutting edge” as it was back in the forties when the children were being prepared to become the secular humanists by which the roads were paved for the Supreme Court to overstep it bounds by “outlawing” prayer in school, or in the fifties when children were being prepared to accept the killing of innocent human beings in the womb, and so on… and on… it goes. While you, dear parent, are simply fighting the present, the institution is preparing your child to accept its abominations in the future.
So keep this in mind as you read this article:
But also keep in mind as you read that it’s not just “gay bullies”. It’s transgender bullies, wealth redistribution bullies, atheist bullies, anti-family bullies, pro-centralized government power bullies, anti-gun bullies, racism bullies, pedophile bullies, planned parenthood bullies, and more. And when you send your child to the bully instituion you are also sending your child an unspoken message that says, “dear child of mine, I accept these bullies.” So don’t be surprised to discover that your child has floated down the river, like a dead fish, that you put him in. Best to swim against the river, and the best way to do that is to not put your child in the rapids in the first place.
Here’s the all too familiar story:
The headline is misleading. This woman’s profession was a kindergarten teacher. The young man she had the “inappropriate” relationship with was 14; hardly a kindergartener. She was 47, which means that if he had been her son, she’d have been 33 when she bore him. That’s quite an age difference in my opinion, but what does it matter? The teacher and this young man were only doing what they’ve been indoctrinated to do. The institution and the media can only muster a word like “inappropriate” to describe it. Do people go to jail for “inappropriate” relationships? I think not, but this woman may.
But why don’t we put this in some context for discussion’s sake. We have the institution, from its highest levels confused on who is male and female. They can’t figure out who should be using female and male locker rooms; a thing that no civil society has ever been confused on before. In its moral confusion, it has decided that this very same young man ought to be able to walk into the girl’s locker room and undress among them if he says he feels like a girl, and it says that if you don’t like that there’s something wrong with you. And he can even have sex with one of those young girls without breaking any laws, and then he can impregnate her and the institution will help her murder the child, after which they will send you the bill. All this goes on without a peep from the institution.
If this had been an older man who fornicated with a young woman, for his sake the institution also invites Planned Parenthood on campus, an organization that has repeatedly hidden statutory rape from authorities. So, I’m sorry, I’m not “shocked” that this older woman had sex with this young man, and in comparison with all the activities that the institution considers legal, I think this actually pales. But I am sorry for both of the poor souls in this story because, in a way, they’re both victims of the zeitgeist of lawlessness that the institution has done its best to bring about. This couple simply made the mistake of believing the institution’s lies that there is no ultimate morality, and now she is receiving the wrath of the same institution that told her she was the sole arbiter of right and wrong for herself.
So a few points:
There’s an old saying, “No matter where you go, there you are.” And we can tailor this to the education institution’s insanity too. “No matter what tradition you cast off, there will be a tradition that needs to be cast off”. So here we have an elitist product of the institution doing exactly what the elitist institution has taught her to do.
A report states that Eujin Jaela Kim, a public school principal in Brooklyn, has banned virtually all celebrations that run afoul of far-left political correctness.
From the New York Post:
Santa Claus is banned. The Pledge of Allegiance is no longer recited. “Harvest festival” has replaced Thanksgiving, and “winter celebrations” substitute for Christmas parties.
So your child can’t be taught to pledge allegiances, because allegiances are based on nationalism, and nationalism leads to war.
And your child can’t be taught gratitude, because gratitude suggests there is one to which we owe gratitude who is above the state. Can’t have that!
And your child can’t be taught about Christmas, because Christmas points to a Savior, and a Savior suggests the need for salvation, and the need for salvation suggests that man is not basically good. Can’t have that!!
If there’s a tradition, no matter how old or engrained in the human psyche, they’re going to try to cast it off. It will go on and on because what they really hate is what is in their own hearts. Little do they know that the children they teach will eventually cast off the tradition of casting off tradition, and will probably settle on a religion that is willing to die for the very cause of America hating, Jesus hating, Jew hating that the institution was too cowardly to admit existed in their hearts in the first place.
This is foolery of course. People are going to be people, and the institution is not going to train people to not be people. The only question that remains is what WILL they succeed in training children to be? It’s all a grand experiment, and only time will tell. But just remember that your child is precious, and you don’t have to send him to the social laboratory to be experimented on by moronic elitists who think themselves wiser than they ought.
From “Science Alert”:
To approach the education institution from the perspective that it’s all about what is best for the child is to subject one’s self to endless frustration. Education is way down the list of objectives held by the institution. Proper indoctrination into Marxism and Secular Humanism is way up there. And then there’s the NEA, the teachers Union, who is there to make sure that the cash keeps flowing back to the bosses and the DNC. Then you’ve got the LGBTXQWERTY, to ensure that no depraved or confused notion of sexuality is disapproved of. Of course there’s those in management with their cenchy high paying jobs that must be protected and expanded. And we can’t forget Planned Parenthood sucking at the bloated bureaucracy’s teat.
And then we have this study, that seems oddly out of place because it seeks what is best for the child and not the institution. But in reality, it’s the state’s job to get the children into the machine, and away from parents, as early as possible.
From the study:
How old should our children be before they start a formal education? That’s the question asked by new research from academics at Stanford University in the US, and it turns out that it might be better for our youngsters if they started school later – a whole year later in the case of the Danish children involved in the study.
I’ve got a better idea than that. Start them earlier, and never start them at all. I know that seems impossible, but it really isn’t. A child is born a sponge. It seeks knowledge, and it can’t help but to seek knowledge because that’s how God designed children. So I’d say that school should start no later than perhaps a day old. Isn’t it amazing and awesome that your child learns so much in the years before you hand him off to the state? And there’s not a high paid bureaucrat with his pension anywhere around. As it turns out, you’re qualified. Go figure. So why end a great thing? Just never send him to the state. Before you know it you have a normal young man or woman standing right there in front of you, who knows that girls are girls and boys are boys, and you can’t tax people into prosperity, and that big government will not save him, and that he doesn’t get to decide for himself what right and wrong are, nor does a self-appointed elitist, the-sky-is-falling, do gooder. Nope, it’s as it should be. You’ve passed your values along to your child, and you got to enjoy the excitement of watching your child learn, become wise, and grow up too. It doesn’t get any better than that, and you don’t need no stinking study to know it.
I’ll take the opportunity of this post to speak well of all those poor souls who, day in and day out, fight the school system, endure the disrespectful students and suffer the radical insanity of their fellow teachers. In this article by Independent Journal we have a student surprised because she’s been suspended for and extended period because she threw a “baby” carrot at a teacher. But it was only a baby carrot, right? What’s the big deal?
From the article:
Student Aliya May was leaving class earlier this year at Moody Middle School when she spotted a former teacher in the hallway. The 14-year-old though it would be funny to toss a baby carrot – which WTVR notes was less than 2 inches in length – at her old instructor. Unfortunately for Aliya, it seems that the tiny vegetable wound up hitting the teacher in the forehead, an offense that caused the school to suspend her.
It’s not about the size of the carrot. It’s about a mentality that thinks the size of the carrot matters. And in this case, even the conservative website is siding with the student. But there is a mentality that must be recognized here; a mentality that is prevalent in the system; and a mentality that is reinforced by the school system’s established religion. Man is the determiner of his own right and wrong, and no one else. That is secular humanism’s source of ethics. And what we see here is simply someone living that out. The school system is acting hypocritical here, not the student. It teaches secular humanism, then expects students to behave as if the very thing they teach isn’t true. I stand with the school on this one. Though they are being hypocritical, their actions align well with my views on objective moral standards. But that so many do not grasp this, even the news reporter and the conservative blog, is a testament to how far things have fallen. And if I looked to culture, or even the schoolhouse and the elites who run it, for my moral compass, I’d think the school has gone too far too.
Your children, if they’re to have any hope of a happy life, will need much more than an education. They will find virtually none of the foundational material suitable to build a happy life in the schoolhouse; not from most teachers, who even if they had knowledge of what is needed are forbidden to teach it, or from their peers.