Thursday, September 07, 2017

Middle School Class Describes God As "Mythical--Like A Unicorn"

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Here they go again.

When parents told Fox 5 News, the school apologized and explained that it was an "unfortunate mistake" and there was no "malicious intent nor desire to denounce the faith or beliefs of any of our students."

I don't believe them.

This time it was a Georgia middle school.

The lesson was part of a classroom discussion about Greek mythology at Cedartown Middle School in the Atlanta area.

Included in the discussion was the presentation of a poem that described God as a "mythical creature like a unicorn."

The poet wrote, "The idea of god makes young children laugh and feel safe at night... But when you grow older and see the evil in the world and the face of death like a shadow behind the eyes of everything, then where is God?"

This does not sound or look like "an unfortunate mistake." It looks like an intentional attempt to indoctrinate captive 9-12-year-old kids in the seclusion of a government run classroom.

There's more anti-deity.

The poet continues: "Then God is revealed in all his foolishness, a naked like, a childish dream, a mythical creature like a unicorn."

Unfortunate? Yes. Mistake? No.

Fortunately, some kids told their parents about it. Outraged parents then contacted Fox News 5 in Atlanta, who in turn contacted the school.

The school district immediately apologized, calling it an "unfortunate mistake," telling Fox News, "We had meaningful conversations and believe that the inclusion of this article to have been made not by malicious intent nor the desire to denounce the faith or beliefs of any of our students, staff or community members."

Principal Shannon Hulsey said she understood why parents were upset.

She told Fox 5, "They felt that was very disrespectful to God and it [the poem] didn't really have anything to do with unicorns."

Actually, her statement seems to miss an important part of the issue. Yes, it was very disrespectful to God, but I doubt the parents contacted Fox 5 because the presentation in class "really didn't have anything to do with unicorns."

It had everything to do with diminishing God in the minds of young impressionable kids.

That is clearly the intent of the poet. Why would a teacher choose to use that poem in relation to a discussion about Greek mythology?

Principal Hulsey says "the teachers involved in the lesson pulled the poem out of a folder full of material on ancient mythology."

I don't doubt the material was in a folder, but Hulsey seems to be suggesting that the teachers randomly grabbed a poem on their way to class and read it without knowing what it said.

If this is true, she is telling Fox 5 that teachers in this school don't even review material before they teach it to the kids.

She says, "This was a mistake. In no way whatsoever would we want to defame God or go anywhere in that direction at the school."

I don't believe her.

I don't know her heart or her true intentions. God knows.

What I do know is that government run, public education is rife with activists.

There are many wonderful teachers in public schools---including some from my own family, but within the institution of education, there are secular progressive activists, doing all they can do to indoctrinate our kids.

Particularly in the areas of human sexuality, patriotism, and religious beliefs.

I don't believe for a moment that this poem randomly fell into the hands of a teacher who failed to read it before it was presented to the class.

How many times does this incident repeat itself without parents knowing?

This is a time when parents must be informed.

And we must be bold enough to take a stand---including calling out educators who are indoctrinating our children.

If at all possible, remove your children from public education.

God says they are worth the effort.

Psalm 127:3-5 New King James Version (NKJV)

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be a Blessing to Your Kids.