Our Children are Being Taken
Published on July 15, 2008 By KFC Kickin For Christ In History

I've believed for some time now that secularism is being taught in our school systems and most have no idea what this really means. People are led to believe they can always trust the schoolbooks their children are using.   Where are we heading with this?  Why are parents homeschooling in droves today? 

What is being taught in history today nowhere resembles what I or my mom or grandmother were taught as children.  A whole generation of children are being robbed of their country's religious heritage.  There is little resemblance of the history taught the first 150 years of our Nation in comparison to what is being taught today. 

There have been groups of students denied access to classrooms all across the country before or after school because they want to hold a bible study.  Such meetings for politics, social activism, or athletics are ok, but not for religious purposes?  Thank goodness for the bill in 1985 by Congress  that allows equal access.  But even after that some obsessively secular school administrators have chosen to cancel all meetings so that Christian students are not given the opportunities to use school facilities.  Sometimes lawsuits had to be brought in just to gain access to a classroom.    But how did we get here? 

There was a day when Bibles were freely distributed in our schools and no one complained about separation of church and state.  In fact, one of the first jobs in our first Congress was for the printing of Bibles for the conversion of the Indians.  How many know that?  I bet that's not in our modern textbooks. 

In Columbus, Ohio a veteran teacher was forbidden her 15 year long practice of giving every family in her classroom a bible.   Now she did this on weekends, on her own time to get acquainted with the parents of each of her students.  She purchased these personally and never forced but offered it.  Not one parent complained yet the school board at the recommendation of the superintendent of education decided that even on her own time she was an agent of the public school.  Therefore it was a violation of the separation of church and state.

This is scary. 

What about her rights?  I guess they don't exist.  The NEA which is the most powerful union in the nation and an organization that is supposed to protect its members is not interested in protecting them if they're Christian.  Why?  Because the NEA is most interested in secularazion of our schools as is the ACLU. 

This has been happening slowly and for a long time.  The 10 commandments and religious history have been taken out of our textbooks and classrooms but that's not all.  Over a period of time so too have our religious symbols and remembrances been taken out.  Christmas and Easter classics have been removed, some of the greatest anthems and hymns we used to sing are no longer permitted.  Christmas is gone.  Easter is gone. 

This removal of religion in our history really shows the intellectual dishonesty of secular huanist educators and reveals their blind hostiity to Christianity. 

I mean how can you teach history and not mention the powerful influence of the Puritns, the Calvinists and the revivals of the 18th century that produced the Great Awakening on the founding of this nation?

The secularists have done exactly that.  They have systematically removed religous history from our textbooks and for their own good purposes.  So how has this helped us? 

The secular humanists have expelled trational moral values that were such an important part of our school curriculum for the first 150 years of our history and for what?  They have gained virtual control of education in this country for about the last 50 years and what do we see? 

We see academics declining.  We see moral levels radcally deteriorated.  We see moral absolutes done away with being replaced with situational ethics and moral relativism.  All this helps to create an atmosphere of permissiveness and I can't see us turning back. 

If you wish to find Christian views of our Founding Fathers you must go back to books written more than 50 years ago.  Dr. Cleon Skousen, a research scholar pointed out that his investigations showed no derogatory accounts of our national heroes prior to 1913 so where did today's scholars get their information?  Faction?  Fiction that is written to resemble facts? 

Is it not true that the left-wing scholars tend to lionize and exalt the statements of those in history who agree with them and ignore those who hold a view that opposes their own?  That is why they choose to quote Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Ben Frankling and James Madison.  But even then they use selective statements.  Statements of a religious or conservative tone by other founding fathers are virtually ignored. 

For instance, have you ever heard anything about Patrick Henry except his "Give me Liberty or give me death" speech?  Do you know why?  Henry vehemently opposed almost everything Jefferson stood for especially after he returned from France with his Enlightenment ideas.  Instead the liberals like to paint Henry as unpopular and out of step with his countrymen.  But even Jefferson acknolwedged Henry's brilliance at oratory and said it had never been surpassed.   How many know that Patrick Henry was the only govenor in American History to be eleted and reelected five times?   I'd say he was pretty popular..but not to the leftists who love Jefferson and ignore Henry. 

You won't find this in any history book but Henry's origin to his great oratory skills was learned by his mother in that she would take him to listen to the Rev Sam Davies, considered the greatest pulpiteer in colonial history.  Young Patrick was assigned the task of taking notes of Davies' sermons and repeat them to his  mother on the buggy ride back to his home. 

But the facts don't really fit with the contemporary historians' views of history and would rather delete Christian leaders like Henry from our schoolbooks. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Comments
on Jul 15, 2008
Dr. Cleon Skousen


Skousen sometimes made some good points, but MAN is he boooooooring.

That's all I wanted to say.
on Jul 15, 2008

Back in school, one year, we weren't allowed to listen to Christmas music. Secular "Christmas" music, mind you, just celebrating the holidays, because 1 person out of forty in our classroom had an objection (this was, of course, in public school). That was, as far as I recall, one of about eight days she was there the entire quarter. She was in good enough health, too.

on Jul 15, 2008

Well SC...how well did you know him?  Did you know he wrote a list of communist goals in 1958.  It's pretty scary to compare what he wrote to where we are heading today.  Check out his list sometime.  http://www.spongobongo.com/em/em9817.htm

1958 CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS


16.  Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.  

17.  Get control of the schools.  Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda.  Soften the curriculum.  Get control of teachers' associations.  Put the party line in textbooks. 

18.  Gain control of all student newspapers.

19.  Use student riots to foment public protests against programs of organizations which are under Communist attack.  

20.  Infiltrate the press.  Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.  

21.  Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22.  Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression.  An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."

23.  Control art critics and directors of art museums.  "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art." 

24.  Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

25.  Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.

#26-Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy"

#29-.  Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

#30-Discredit the American Founding Fathers.  Present them as selfish aristocrats  who had no concern for the common man. 

on Jul 15, 2008

Oh KFC... I do love your articles about how the evil secular boogeymen are going to come take us away. Since your title is 'history revisited' I think I'll do a little bit myself!

The title "boogeyman" is actually "Bugiman" from the Bugi people in Indonesia. Back during colonial times they aggressively defended their territory from the various Imperial powers and so Europeans told exaggerated stories about the evil 'Bugimen' to misbehaving children in order to scare them. In reality these people were just defending their homes but scare stories were told about them that totally mis-represented the truth.

What you are stating here is just more of the same 'Bugiman' story- how Godlessness in our schools will destroy us all and bring crippling social oppression. Your president has already brought about that oppression with his Patriot Act, Military Commissions Act of 2006 and the recent Telecoms bill that allows surveillance without a warrant (all three of which have shredded your constitution and leave the U.S in a near police-state status).

But anywho- God has no place in public schools. And it's for your protection that it stays that way!

Now, in regards to schools not allowing religious groups to meet there on their own time, I do agree with you that it is wrong for them to prevent it. If a Christian group wants to meet  it should be able to, but so should a Muslim or Hindu or Budhist or Ba'hai group as well.

In regards to the kind teacher you mentioned offering bibles, so long as she's not doing it on school time during school hours in the role of a teacher, that's fine as well. Otherwise she becomes an authority figure who is promoting a specific religion, which cannot happen in a truly free society.

IF public schools are allowed to condone a specific religion, we would very quickly look like Saudi Arabia or Pakistan with their Madrasas advocating a single religion and way of life over everything else. That is not a free society.

on Jul 15, 2008
Well SC...how well did you know him?


Ummmm . . . I read 'The First Two Thousand Years', 'The Third Thousand Years', and 'The Fourth Thousand Years'.

Booooooooo-ring.
on Jul 15, 2008
But anywho- God has no place in public schools. And it's for your protection that it stays that way!


Then homosexuality has no place in public schools. Then culture has no place in public schools. Then nonconformity has no place in public schools.

What protects us by banning those?
on Jul 15, 2008

Ummmm . . . I read 'The First Two Thousand Years', 'The Third Thousand Years', and 'The Fourth Thousand Years'.

hmmmmm since I'm a history lover, I'd probably like it.  I heard this guy had a sense of humor?  So there wasn't any 50 thousand years ago book written by him? 

IF public schools are allowed to condone a specific religion, we would very quickly look like Saudi Arabia or Pakistan with their Madrasas advocating a single religion and way of life over everything else. That is not a free society.

I agree.  But we've gone to the extreme the other way.  God was very much a part of the beginnings of this country and we prospered as a result.  I do see the downfall of America as we systemically take God out of our culture and I'm looking around and seeing the difference.  We have more money and more materialism but less morals and respect from our young people.  We will pay a hefty price.   I do believe we are heading in a direction we don't want to go....but hey...that's my opinion. 

Condoning or instituting A religion is much diff than having freedom of religion.  We are losing our freedoms brick by brick. 

 

on Jul 15, 2008
Condoning or instituting A religion is much diff than having freedom of religion. We are losing our freedoms brick by brick.


I absolutely agree with you there! Having freedom of religion means that public institutions must be blind to religion- if the staff of those institutions subscribe to a particular religion, that's great and all the power to them. If the students attending a public school subscribe to that religion, that's great too! Where the problem comes in is if a teacher promotes their religion to the class. Or if students want to use class time as a means of envangelizing other students.

Look at it this way. You send your child off to a public school and your child comes home with a Q'uran, so you find out that your child's teacher is a Muslim who distributes Q'urans to every child who comes through their class. The fact that the teacher is a Muslim is not important. They have every right to be whatever they want. The fact that they were promoting their specific religion at a public institute is what is the problem.

Then homosexuality has no place in public schools. Then culture has no place in public schools. Then nonconformity has no place in public schools.


Look, here's the point. This has absolutely nothing to do with oppressing your religion or culture. You're more than welcome to practice it freely. But, in order for a free society to exist, public institutions cannot officially side with a particular religion. Once again, imagine that you sent your kids to a public school that has mostly Muslim students. How would you feel if the school advocated and preached the Islamic faith to your kids while they were there?

on Jul 16, 2008

I think we only have to observe the circus that is the Anglican Churches discussion over women and gay bishops to see just how out of touch religion is with our society. It having any involvement in the education of children in the public sector would be nothing short of a disaster.

I studied religious education here in the UK while at school, i think a significant proportion of it had to be about christianity, but it did include other religions. It was rather interesting subject and often would involve an hour long discussion over ethical and morale issues (if i got my way it did anyways! ). 

I think thats about as far as religion should go in schools, the study of but not the following of, if you get my drift.

on Jul 16, 2008

I think we only have to observe the circus that is the Anglican Churches discussion over women and gay bishops to see just how out of touch religion is with our society

could it not be the other way around?  Could it not be our society is out of touch with their Creator? 

Consider what Ben Franklin wrote in his pamphlet "Information to Those Who Would Remove America."   He wrote this to Europeans who were considering moving to his country.

"Hence bad examples to youth are more rare in America, which must be a comfortable consideration to parents.  To this may be truly added, that serious religion, under its various denominations, is not only tolerated, but respected and practised.  Atheism is unknown there; infidelity rare and secret; so that persons may live to a great age in that country without having their piety shocked by meeeting with either an Atheist or an Infidel.  And the Divine Being seems to have manifested his approbation of the mutual forearance and kindness with which he different sects treat each other, by the remarkable prosperity with which he has been pleased to favor the whole country." 

So we see here Franklin didn't believe this nation to be founded or populated by infidels or atheists.  He was obviously a greater authority on the conditions of early America than our modern secularizers wouldn't you say? 

 

on Jul 16, 2008

"Many a long dispute among divines may be thus abridged: It is so; It is not so."

on Jul 17, 2008

Personally I think kids should get the unbiased facts in a history class, religion should only be a part of the topic if it relates specifically to the subject matter, like the Crusades, Spanish Inquisition, Modern Middle Eastern conflicts etc. And then it shouldn't be presented as this was right or wrong...it's history after all. Bible study or something like that could be offered as an elective, if there is a demand for it or you can send your kids to Sunday school. Sure religion and politics are a huge part of history, but it's a fine line between preaching and teaching. IMO kids should develop their own thoughts without the force feeding they seem to be getting. 

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