Public school system: Why are Humanists so hopeful about a shockingly godless future generation?
Long gone are the days when families sat together around a Bible and fathers diligently taught their children truths that they had learnt about the only one true God. Most of these duties have been deferred to half committed Sunday school teachers who are more interested in planning pizza parties plus fun and games programmes. The most of the ‘formal education’ is then left for school teachers when the week begins – and it seems the Humanists have noticed this loop hole and pounced hard and fast at the opportunity.
The public school system especially in the West has already been taken over (curriculum and all) and re-designed to eliminate God. The next generation is being moulded to completely have no regard for Christianity or the things of God. How then did this general shift occur in the West? Wasn’t God ascribed to as their Father in their barns and houses, anthems, Court houses, public buildings and monuments a hundred years ago? Well my dear sleeper welcome to the “brave new world”.
By the looks of things the battle for the future generation is almost lost in the education system and the ramifications will then spill out in re defining morals and traditional value systems on and on. Here are some but a few chilling “triumphs” and strategies as reported in recent Humanist archives and popular magazines:
- “I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classrooms by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the new proselytizers of a new faith, a religion of humanity. These teachers must embody the same selfless dedication as the most rabid fundamentalist preacher. 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 (humanism), resplendent in its promise.”
John Dunphy, “A Religion for the New Age,” Humanist Magazine
- “I think that the most important factor moving us toward a secular society has been the educational factor. Our schools may not teach Johnny how to read properly, but the fact that Johnny is in school until he is 16 tends toward the elimination of religious superstition. The average American child now acquires a high school education, and this militates against Adam and Eve and all other myths of alleged history.”
P. Blanchard ‘The Humanist” 1983
- “Education is thus a most powerful ally of Humanism, and every American public school is a school of Humanism. What can 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.”
Charles Francis Potter “Humanism: A New Religion”
- “What the Church has been for medieval man, the public school must become for democratic and rational man. God would be replaced by the concept of the public good.”
Horace Mann, Father of public education
- “There is no God and there is no soul. Hence, there are no needs for the props of traditional religion. With dogma and creed excluded, immutable truth is also dead and buried. There is no room for fixed, natural laws or moral absolutes.”
John Dewey, Father of modern American public education
- “The schools cannot allow parents to influence the kind of values-education their children receive in school; that is what is wrong with those who say there is a universal system of values. Our (humanistic) goals are incompatible with theirs. We must change their values.”
Paul Haubner, specialist for the NEA
A society with no reverence for God from the cradle to the grave. A people with no desire to have God or any reference to Him either in creation, our sustenance or salvation or even afterlife. Welcome to the new godless world …
Why do you need a particular god promoted in the school system in order to continue with your religious beliefs? It is not the school system’s fault if you fail to impart your theological beliefs to your children. That is your job. That is not the government’s job.
It is the schools job Tree Hugger to teach academics. I’d prefer a Christian influence vs non-Christian. Which is why I recommend to anyone starting a family that they home school or send their kids to Christian Schools if possible. The governments job however with my tax dollars is to teach and not to tell kids what to believe anything being secular. I’d rather them not dive into religion since what religion or brand of Christianity would they teach? I’m a Reformed Calvinist. I certainly don’t want a heretical brand of Christianity or a cult with a veneer of a Christian label taught kids. It is the job of the parents to ensure that they are doing their part out side of church as well as to bring their kids up inside a solid church. Make sure their kids are involved in local missionary work, their church events etc etc. And to know what they believe and why they believe it. So that when they encounter Tree Hugger’s like yourself they aren’t broadsided with your world view.
Rightly said. Thanks Pete for passing by!