Monday, September 26, 2005

The Religious Nature of Education

While cruising around the other night I stumbled upon this excellent article by David Sant called the Religious Nature of Education. Here's a peek
All education is indoctrination into a religious worldview, whether it be the true religion of Christianity, or any of the myriad false religions invented by men. All education is undergirded by presuppositions about the origin of the universe, the origin of man, the purpose of man, ethics governing relationships between men, and the continuing existence of the universe in an orderly and predictable manner. It is an inescapable fact that all of these basic assumptions are fundamentally religious. Therefore we must view the schoolroom as the place where children are indoctrinated into the religion of their society. The school is, in effect, a temple. The question which Christians in twentieth century America are late in asking is this: Into what religion do the government schools educate our children?
Do read the whole thing. It is excellent.

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