Ok...I'm asking for comments on this one. Seriously...I really want them. If you have an opinion but don't want everyone else to know who you are...post anonymously. I want to know what you think about the poll and article below? What decision have you made in regards to schooling your children. If you haven't thought about it seriously, let me know that too. We've made our decision and maybe I'll share it later...I just want to see what y'all think without being swayed one way or another.
This poll was, why do you think most parents send their children to secular schools, not why are you sending your child to a secular school. Obviously there are other possible reasons for sending your children to a secular school than those listed below.
Why Christians Send Their Children to Humanist Schools
From One News Now.com poll.
Why most Christian parents send their children to secular public schools instead of opting for private or home schooling. . . (34,476 responses)
70.5% - It's easier and less expensive than private or home schooling.
3.9% - Public schools offer a higher-quality education for their children.
3.0% - We should support education that is funded by tax dollars.
6.3% - Public education typically offers more extra-curricular activities.
8.7% - Public schools poses no threat to their family values.
Such polls are not scientific -merely anecdotal, but in general, I don't think most parents are aware of the power of ideas and the influence of education on the minds and souls of children. They are simply blind to any potential threat to their children's safety - spiritually, physically, or emotionally. They are reasonable happy with a culture that produces nihilistic music forms. They see nothing wrong with existentialism in movies like No Country for Old Men. They could hardly be bothered by Katy Perry's #1 pop tune that keeps running through the minds of their 14 year old daughters. They wouldn't recognize a Christian view of chemistry if it struck them in the back of the head with a lead pipe. They would see no need for the fear of God in a history class, because they haven't seen it in worship for 120 years.
Basically, the average parent today thinks this world is doing A-OK. They don't see that this particularly society is in all-out spiritual apostasy, moral free-fall, economic crisis, and political chaos - in the process of committing cultural suicide. Maybe they don't want to see it. Maybe they like it.
This is the point at which I part ways with the majority. The average citizen (Christian, secularist, American, whatever) sees this culture as having taken a few nicks on the bumper. I see a cultural train wreck, an automobile smashed beyond recognition - the steering wheel is in the trunk.
Since our diagnoses are very different, of course the approach we take to fix the problems will be different as well.
I say, radical problems call for radical solutions.