posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 08:43 PM
Wow, if this is authentic, something should be done. I am a Christian and believe in God, but that does not mean I throw common sense out the _
Any Christian who would buy something like this is not doing it right, plain and simple. And even though I think that children should be raised into
the idea of God and moral behavior, I also think that science should be used to compliment these ideas. True and actual science. Too many believers in
God think that science does not mesh with these ideas, and they would be wrong. The Bible is not all literal either, and Genesis' creation account is
definitely not literal.
If it WERE literal, that would mean that it was false, that it was wrong. Plain and simple. And I agree that they are setting these kids up for
failure in life. I think that there should be a healthy balance of religion and raising a child, but only if it is done the right way. This is not the
right way. And I also believe there should be separation of church and state, which means education as well. There should be no Christian education
system, or a system for any other religion that is meant to replace the educational system that children go through. There should be no private
schools either, and the government needs to clean up the public school system.
There should not be teachers who do not know how to teach either. Too many fit this description, as so many people become teachers not to actually
teach, but because it is relatively easy nowadays. It is a steady job that is always in demand. There are exceptions however, and some teachers truly
love kids and want to teach them. A good teacher does NOT let their personal biases interfere with their teaching, and they must know how to check
themselves at the door. They must check their biases at the door I mean. Kids are highly impressionable and they look up to older people, and those
people should provide a moral example, and should not force their beliefs on the students.
So even though I am a Christian, I say leave religion out of the classroom altogether. And there is a government-mandated system for knowing what to
teach, and it should be followed by all schools, even if they are private schools, even though private schools are undemocratic, but that is another
argument. This story just makes me sick.