I will not have my computer for the next few weeks....so I will be MIA for awhile.
Until next time....
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
If you have kept up with my blog, then you know I homeschool and the reasons why. I expressed in a post last year the many reasons we choose to homeschool. One of those reasons is to provide my boys an education with a Biblical World View.
A Biblical World View...this is the 1st priority in our list of reasons. We use curricula that supports and teaches Biblical World Views that are integrated even in their math. We use curricula that teaches and supports a God centered creation and history.
That meme above has been floating around social media. Many teachers have posted this in response to their inability to speak of God and/or pray with their students. And I get it. I really do, but I also have an issue with God not being in the curriculum, at least in regard to my children's education.
As Christian parents, we feel very strongly that part of rearing our children and being solely responsible for their education, God must be included, especially when teaching science and history. And when choosing what literature/books that need to be read. As Christians, we believe that God created the Earth and all that is in it, right? Then why would I want my children taught differently with no curricula to at least mention the possibility and the text to support creationism which includes the Bible? This is something the public schools can't do for Christian families. And to a degree, I actually agree with that except I think God should be presented as a possibility. (I'll save this thought of mine for another post).
Actually, public schools were never created to enforce and support creationism and provide Biblical World Views integrated in education. Instead, it was created to do just the opposite. Sadly, this is one reason so many Christian children seem to lose their faith the older they become. When you have a system that doesn't teach creationism but instead teaches secular based science on both the high school level and college level, you have generations who no longer believe in a Biblical World View especially in science and history. You also don't see many churches emphasize creation in their Bible studies and discipleship. What churches and families lack doing outside of public school, the government is taking full advantage of 8 hours a day for 180 days a year for 13 years of your child's life. And if he/she goes to a public university, he/she is very much likely to have atheist and non believers teach whatever they want with little to no accountability. Mix all these circumstances with parents who do not make church or Biblical teaching a priority in their home...this is why you now see generations with faithless convictions. And that was the original goal of public education (again, I'll post on this in another post with references but if you are interested in researching it yourself, start with Marxism and the Human Manifesto, John Dewey and the history of public education).
I have family and friends who are wonderful teachers. And they consider it a ministry. They have a heart that loves children and truly wants to love them as Christ loves them. However, they are not allowed to teach with a Biblical World View. The public school system leaves God out of the curriculum, leaves God out of the reason we are on this Earth and leaves God out of science and history. And as a result, the system contributes to a culture that leaves God out of our daily lives. And this is why I take issue with the meme above. If you are of Christian convictions...I would hope you understand and can see how we need God in our curriculum, we need children to know that God loves them and He shows it through science and the world's history. When we leave God out, Satan takes his place, even in education.