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Christian Parents Need To See Through The Deception Of Believing That ‘Public Education’ Is Neutral

Would you send your children to an exclusively Muslim school that taught the Koran as plainly written? Try asking your Christian friends or family members this question. Many would respond with a resounding, “No!” But why?

Most would explain it’s because the school’s teachers would invariably instruct their children in what they consider to be a false religion and the corresponding values that emanate from its beliefs. They would recognize that the constant negative influence their children would have to deal with on a day-to-day, hour-to-hour basis could have disastrous results.

Every parent knows that biblically, there is no such thing as neutrality. After all, serious students of the Bible will remember Christ’s words: “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters” (Luke 11:23).

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize you don’t want your impressionable kids to be negatively influenced. We know that even brief exposure to things like pornography can have devastating effects on young minds, so good parents stay vigilant to prevent them associating with others that might attempt to introduce wrong ideas to them. It’s why God’s Word says, “Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company ruins good morals’” (I Corinthians 15:33).

Having your child in that situation would obviously not be an unbiased environment, and having to attempt to counter the indoctrination imposed on that young mind from many hours of that religious education in the small amount of time left over at the end of the day would be extremely difficult even for the most vigilant parents.

Most Christians would concede they wouldn’t expect positive spiritual results and would be very hesitant to try it out.

Misunderstanding Faith and Religion

Of course, despite the fact that statistics continue to show that more than 70% of young people from Christian homes that attend public schools walk away from the faith of their parents, the vast majority of Christians in the West seem to have no problem sending their children to secular, state-run schools for an education.

Why? Seemingly because they deem public schooling as “irreligious,” and not “faith” based. And this is apparently due to a foundational misunderstanding of what faith and religion are.

Does Religion Require Belief in a God?

Most people’s understanding of religion presupposes a belief in a particular god or pantheon of gods, but this is untrue. For example, in an article exploring one of the world’s foremost religions, National Geographic stated, “Buddhism is one of the world’s major religions. . . . Buddhists do not believe in any kind of deity or god.”

Other examples of non-theistic religions would be Jainism and even subsects of Hinduism (which are compatible with atheism), so a religion need not adhere to the concept of a supernatural intelligence. Merriam-Webster’s non-deistic definition of religion is simply “a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith.”

Secular Humanism Is a Religion

Another very popular non-theistic religion is secular humanism. Although some secular humanists vehemently howl against the accusation, humanism makes overtly religious statements and is even recognized as a religion by the US Supreme Court.

For example, the Humanist Manifesto describes it in the following way:

Religious humanists regard the universe as self-existing and not created. Humanism believes that man is part of nature and that he emerged as the result of a continuous process. We find insufficient evidence for the belief in the existence of a supernatural; it is either meaningless or irrelevant to the question of survival or fulfillment of the human race. As non-theists we begin with humans not God, nature not deity.

The term non-theist is simply a different way to say atheist, which is defined as “A person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or beings.”

So, the main point of humanism is that it denies God as its starting point, which means the “nature is all that is” mantra they hold to is paramount in their thinking.

Atheists must have a logical way to explain our existence and purpose, which they define as (among other things) “survival or fulfillment of the human race.” And that explanation of their ideology is formatted and codified in the teaching of the story of evolution.

What Evolution Means

The evolutionist Kerkut defined the “General Theory of Evolution” as “The theory that all the living forms in the world have arisen from a single source which itself came from an inorganic form.”

And this basic framework is what is taught throughout the West’s state-funded education systems. For example, in a key 1995 statement, the National Association of Biology Teachers (US) said,

The diversity of life on earth is the outcome of evolution: an unsupervised, impersonal, unpredictable and natural process of temporal descent with genetic modification that is affected by natural selection, chance, historical contingencies and changing environments.

State-Run Schools Teach the Religion of Secular Humanism

Because the story of evolution has been adopted as the official explanation for our origins, what is actually being taught in state-run schools is the religion of secular humanism, undergirded by the story of evolution falsely being taught as fact and science throughout. All funded by taxpayers, I might add—many of whom are Christians and people of other faiths.

It’s an ingenious strategy that humanists have employed for years now. Infiltrate and control the so-called public education system (which is supposed to be neutral) and impose their religion as “science” to convert millions to their own faith position—and mostly at the expense of their opposition.

To put it bluntly, the West overtly teaches atheism to its young minds and has been doing so for decades now. Is it any wonder we see the outright madness displayed in culture today?

Educators Admit It

Even despite the cold, hard facts right in front of their own eyes (such as the statistic mentioned above), many Christians I have spoken with continue in denial of what our so-called education system has become: a humanist indoctrination center.

And yet many humanists don’t even hide their purpose and strategy to convert young people (especially children from Christian homes) to their faith. For example, here is a writer from the Journal of the American Humanist Association openly admitting that the public education system is their primary mechanism for doing so.

I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly view their role as the proselytizers of a new faith . . .

The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new; the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of Humanism.

And to emphasize that this “program” was well thought out and implemented long ago, look at this statement from the humanist Charles Potter from 1930!

Education is thus a most powerful ally of Humanism, and every American public school is a school of Humanism. What can the theistic Sunday-schools, meeting for an hour once a week, and teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching?”

Humanists understood that if you could access young minds while they were separated from their parents’ influence for the majority of their day and institute humanist teachings to proselytize them with their own faith position, then it would outweigh those young people’s religious teaching by more than 10 to 1—literally drowning them in humanistic, religious ideas. And all under the guise of neutrality, which anesthetized parents to the dangers their young people were going to face.

Not only do they promote their own religion, but humanists actively undermine other faiths (especially what was once the most dominant in the West—Christianity) to further their entrenchment and influence.

For example, Princeton University Professor of philosophy Richard Rorty, who likely influenced thousands of young students who moved on to influential positions in culture, said the following:

The fundamentalist parents of our fundamentalist students think that the entire “American liberal establishment” is engaged in a conspiracy. The parents have a point . . . [W]e do our best to convince these students of the benefits of secularization. So we are going to go right on trying to discredit you in the eyes of your children, trying to strip your fundamentalist religious community of dignity, trying to make your views seem silly rather than discussable.

Humanists Have a Mission

Christian parents need to understand that just as they truly feel their faith is of utmost importance and that they would like to see everyone come to have saving faith in Jesus as their Savior and Redeemer, so humanists believe that their faith is what all humans should adopt, as they believe its principles are what is best for the fulfilment of the human race.

However, with no absolute moral standard to uphold, they are certainly not above using subversive tactics to accomplish their goals. An example comes from an article by Bora Zivkovic, who is an online community manager at PLOS ONE (an open-access journal from the Public Library of Science).

In it, he openly admits (and approves of) teaching what he calls known “inaccuracies” to students to convert them to believing the story of evolution. And he begins by cautioning other humanists in their approach in doing so, outlining that they should be patient and deliberate in how they subvert their students’ belief systems.

You cannot bludgeon kids with truth (or insult their religion, i.e., their parents and friends) and hope they will smile and believe you. Yes, NOMA is wrong, but is a good first tool for gaining trust. You have to bring them over to your side, gain their trust, and then hold their hands and help them step by step.

He then admits that lying to young people is acceptable as a means to his endgame.

And on that slow journey, which will be painful for many of them, it is OK to use some inaccuracies temporarily if they help you reach the students.

He discusses how teachers will use the example of how Mickey Mouse was depicted slightly differently over the years as a corollary to how evolution supposedly makes slight changes to creatures during the evolutionary process to teach young children to accept these materialistic ideas, even though he understands it is inaccurate (i.e., untrue).

If a student, like Natalie Wright who I quoted above, goes on to study biology, then he or she will unlearn the inaccuracies in time. If most of the students do not, but those cutesy examples help them accept evolution, then it is OK if they keep some of those little inaccuracies for the rest of their lives.

And how does he justify the acceptance of teaching falsehoods to young people and allowing them to believe such lies for the rest of their lives?

It is perfectly fine if they keep thinking that Mickey Mouse evolved as long as they think evolution is fine and dandy overall. Without Mickey, they may have become Creationist activists instead.

Creation Is Not a Side Issue

Despite what even many Christian leaders espouse, the topic of biblical creation (described in Genesis 1–11) is not a side issue because the real topic it relates to is that of biblical authority in its entirety. Genesis is the seedbed of all Christian doctrines (directly or indirectly) as it provides the foundation for the entire reason for the need of Christ’s coming. And as the psalmist warned, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3).

Humanists understand that, to impose their worldview, they must attempt to tear down the very concept of the Creator God of the Bible and dominate the origins issue by mandating the story of evolution above all else.

Humanists see the origins issue as vital, even above denying God entirely or entertaining the idea that he somehow used evolution to create. As atheist William Provine stated, “One can have a religious view that is compatible with evolution only if the religious view is indistinguishable from atheism.”

Take Back Your Child’s Education

Christian parents need to see through the deception of believing that so-called public education is neutral. It may have been more so in the past, but those days are long gone. The state-run education centers today are more like a spiritual battlefield than a place where unguarded minds can explore God’s creation and learn life skills.

And unequipped soldiers are often eliminated or captured by the enemy.

It behooves parents to diligently examine both who is teaching their young people and what they are being taught. Scripture has both a positive and negative warning about the outcome of that education—depending on who the teachers are.

Luke 6:40 KJV – “The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.”

Humanists tend to reproduce themselves, so stop letting them influence your children.

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