Karla then goes through the long list of issues that make liberal skin crawl – including abortion, evolution and political conservatism. Somehow, that’s supposed to implicate homeschooling as some force for evil. I should point out that homeschoolers are a diverse bunch. Many homeschoolers are not religiously motivated at all.
But the most puzzling thing is the conclusion that the alternative to “religious power.. in the hands of governing officials” is to take it away from individuals and families. How is that tolerance?
She does cite the success of homeschoolers, while failing to realize this success is regardless of religious motivations. Children simply learn better when directed by parents who know them, have their best interests at heart and are free from government meddling.
Homeschooling is not a government program. It’s just the opposite. If you want the diversity to continue, the government is not going to produce that with it’s federal mandates and universal standards.
There is nothing to be alarmed or afraid of with homeschooling. It’s simply people taking charge raising their own children. You should be more afraid of the government taking charge of your children.
The world has suffered much under the hands of those who had no regrets. It has suffered elitism, exploitation and tyranny. Our moral dignity has suffered under lies and deceptions. Religious power, when placed in the hands of governing officials, is a club that annihilates all other basic human rights. We must keep religion and science separate within our academic studies for it’s only through these separations that we can maintain an objective view and fully explore the potential of both science and religion. It’s only through these separations that we can safeguard against religiously motivated decisions in our legislative body. We must keep the distinctions clear, whether we are Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Matriarch inclined or atheist, for only then are we truly guaranteed the freedom of religion. Read more…