Many people seem to think that, while instruction based in any organized religion is unacceptable indoctrination, the precepts of materialist atheism (the worldview of choice in most public-school classrooms) are evenhanded, clinical, non-partisan facts.
And yet, as our friend, Christian Overman, points out, the worst part of this assumption is maybe not what you imagine. As he puts its, “the outcome of a steady dose of secularism from Kindergarten through 12th grade may not be what you think.”
The point is, many Christian parents at least have the capacity and will to steer their children away from an outright embrace of atheistic religion. But, as Dr. Overman says,
My biggest concern about young Christians being indoctrinated into secularism via education is not that they will become atheists. My biggest concern is that they will become dualists.
… after a thirteen year dose of secularism (even via the best Christian teachers who would never speak badly of the Bible), a young Christian is most likely to come out the other end as a dyed-in-the-wool dualist, thinking the Bible is relevant to Church life and personal life, but not relevant to business, law, politics, medicine, or driving a bus, because it wasn’t relevant to language arts, history, social studies or sports.
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- Gary Brumbelow