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Monday, March 15, 2010

Home Schooling Pig Spearers

I always get a chuckle when I read how the mainstream media reports on homeschoolers. As if a National Geographic researcher has uncovered some previously undiscovered tribe of half-naked pig spearers in Borneo.

Without fail, the first thing those intrepid reporters note in their story: Homeschoolers believe in creation.

Well, not quite all homeschoolers:

Top home-school texts dismiss evolution for creation

According to this well crafted USA Today report, there are some sophisticated homeschoolers out there. They have given up their hunter-gathering pig spearing ways, and have moved to a settlement lifestyle of raising crops and live stock and wearing clothes. They are the ones who believe in evolution and many have become angry there are no good homeschooling materials available that teach evolution so they can educate their children with the most cutting edge materialistic naturalism. None are available, because "Christian" based home schooling materials DOMINATE the homeschooling market.

So much do the Christians control the market on text books, that three of the top science textbooks teach a creationist worldview as opposed to an evolutionary one. This of course annoys every atheist propagandist with a science degree to no end. In fact, in an effort to uphold the integrity of his sacred trust as a journalist, the USA Today writer of this particular article even managed to find some evolutionary propagandists science professors to review those top three books so as to record their grim, head shaking reactions and hear them mournfully proclaim how a generation of students are being lied to by those stone aged creationists. They give those books a big fat "F" for teaching bad science to children.

How much are you willing to bet that within the next decade we will see a massive push to shut down homeschooling legislatively, and the catalyst for such a move will be the cry of evolutionary propagandists shouting that homeschooling mentally damages our children. What use to be seen as a quirky idea found only among extreme religious groups like the Amish, homeschooling is continuing to grow in popularity. Amish homeschoolers stayed with in the confines of their religious community and never ventured out into the real world. Homeschooling has now planted itself firmly in the real world and the secular priest class doesn't like it. They no longer have a firm grip upon the thought control of their state education. The only option is to destroy any and all opposition.

Besides, we can't have half-naked pig spearers roaming around in the public.

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Blogger The Squirrel said...

"Those who do not believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God will find many points in this book puzzling," says the introduction to Biology: Third Edition from Bob Jones University Press. "This book was not written for them."

And those dratted Christians are so "in your face" about it, too. Oh, the shame, the shame...


10:09 AM, March 15, 2010  
Blogger Penn Tomassetti said...

I never heard of Amish homeschooling. They have many, many small private, one-room school houses, usually with a single teacher. Maybe that's what you meant by Amish homeschool? Either way, they're far from teaching evolution.

1:33 PM, March 15, 2010  
Blogger P.D. Nelson said...

This slays me here in the Pacific Northwest there is now through the public schools alternative education that is basically homeschooling via an online school. But no doubt this is approved since it will use the "good science" textbooks.

Fred homeschooling will continue but it will be under the control of the public schools. Which is what they've always wanted in the first place.

7:18 PM, March 15, 2010  
Blogger Truth Unites... and Divides said...

"Adam Brown's parents say their 16-year-old son's belief in the Bible's creation story isn't deterring him from pursuing a career in marine biology. His parents, Ken and Polly Brown, taught him at their Cedar Grove, Indiana, home using the Apologia curriculum and other science texts.

Polly Brown said her son would gladly take college courses that include evolution, and he'll be able to provide the expected answers even though he disagrees.

"He probably knows it better than the kids who have been taught evolution all through public school," Polly Brown said. "But that is in order for him to understand both sides of that argument because he will face it throughout his higher education."

Best part of the USAToday article came at the end.

Christian creationists have to be stealthy in secular universities.

10:32 PM, March 16, 2010  
Blogger Truth Unites... and Divides said...

BTW, no bet Fred.

10:32 PM, March 16, 2010  
Blogger Penn Tomassetti said...

That article was ridiculous. I agree with you that it is propaganda. I was home schooled myself and am very thankful for it.

People who write that way cannot stand parents having any control over what their children learn at home. So they argue for supposed "free thought" of children in their public "non-religious based" curriculum, where they can effectively control the kid's thoughts themselves.

It is quite hypocritical.

9:23 AM, March 18, 2010  

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