A recent article that hit the WorldNetDaily newssite is bone chilling to say the least. They have had articles over the last year or so about homeschooling families in Germany who have had their kids taken away because it violates laws that were put in place by the Nazi party but are still on the books.
Now comes a story from our country about a homeschooler in New Hampshire who is being forced to go to public school because the school disagrees with the worldview that she holds. According to the article the girl in question, who is 10 years old, is “well liked, social and interactive with her peers, academically promising and intellectually at or superior to grade level.” The problem isn’t her academics however, it is her beliefs:
But during the process of negotiating the terms of the plan, a guardian ad litem appointed to participate concluded the girl “appeared to reflect her mother’s rigidity on questions of faith” and that the girl’s interests “would be best served by exposure to a public school setting” and “different points of view at a time when she must begin to critically evaluate multiple systems of belief … in order to select, as a young adult, which of those systems will best suit her own needs.”
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The marital master hearing the case proposed the Christian girl be ordered into public school after considering “the impact of [her religious] beliefs on her interaction with others.”
Apparently all of those studies about the majority of atheists reaching their decision in their teenage years to turn from faith are far too convincing. The state is afraid of losing a promising “Dawkins” robot and wants to get her under their control as soon as possible.
I home-school and I am proud to do so. People often ask us why we home-school and the truth is that there are a lot of reasons. One of the big ones however is that it gives us the opportunity to insure that our children are well-grounded intellectually to think for themselves and to know what is true from what is false before they are bombarded by the propaganda of a world that wants to confuse truth and falsehood and right and wrong. You wouldn’t send troops into a battle before they have been through basic training and we aren’t going to send our kids into spiritual warfare on their own(Ephesians 6) before they get their basic training either.