I wrote this in reply to a documentary on Bill Moyers' website. You can view it and the comments here.
Yes, thank your for dispelling Christianity from the classroom. Now
instead of mandatory Christian training, we have the following:
A clear decline in morality since that time
Mandatory sex education
And at younger ages...
With indoctrination into lifestyles that account for only 2 - 4 percent of the population
WND article is from 2006 so of course all the links in the article are
invalid. Those universities couldn't leave the incriminating evidence
out there. Thankfully, webarchive has them for you:
the above link is still alive
Culminating in "Sex Week" celebrations at our Ivy League colleges:
Still not convinced? Then why does the U.S. have the world's highest prison population?
Yep, that sure was a good idea to get God out of the classroom. How's that working out for you?
Now what could it be? Could it have been that if most of the
population where Christian, they would be self-governing and have little
need of more government, more prisons, or more "sex education?"
find out what is really happening with American Education, please read
John Taylor Gatto's The Underground History of American Education. The
purpose is precisely indoctrination. And free-thinking people don't
make good slaves or criminal prison fodder. Or cannon fodder for the
U.S. Imperial Wars. You can read the whole book for free online. It
was the first book that made the rest of my discoveries possible.
wake up. I know my post will infuriate many on this site, given the
philosophies and tendencies. I'm not asking anyone to become Christian.
You can take that up with God on your own. But please look around at
what is happening politically, economically, and culturally. We all
should be on the same side here. We all should be loving liberty.
even though I argued that the decline was partially due to removing
Christian instruction from schools, I don't believe that is the real
reason. I believe the real reason is Christian parents from that era on
not adequately passing on their values, which should be done at home.
just that a shared culture did keep back the decline and using the
public school system was as convenient then as it is for the
authoritarian statists of today. The public school should not be the
place for indoctrination of Christianity, Islam, Zoroastrianism,
Hinduism, Atheism, or Secular Humanism. But truthfully, Secular
Humanism did indeed replace Christianity as the dominant religion in the
schools. Check out Horace Mann and John Dewey.
While I lament
the loss of Christianity in the culture, the answer isn't mass
indoctrination through the schools. How many lapsed Catholics do you
know? The answer is to find common ground in public spaces and turn the
issues back to the states. Don't like attending mandatory Mormon
training? Move out of Utah. We still have the right of association and
that is where I believe the answer lays.