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    The TheologyOnline.com TOPIC OF THE DAY for May 8th, 2013 05:00 AM


    toldailytopic: Is it wise for a Christian parent to send their child to government run public school?






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  • #2
    Sure. What are you going to do instead? Hide them from the world for 18+ years and then expect them to smoothly integrate back into society when they need to go out and live on their own? Or will you have one of those creepy families where everyones still living together and visiting eachother on a daily basis because everyone is too attached?

    Better for one to be exposed to the worlds corruption and opposing view points slowly over many years than to have everything thrust on a person at once.
    If you have material wealth, but do not give to those in need, then the love of God is not in you. Whatever you have done for the least of these you have done for HIM. To give to the poor is to lend to the LORD.

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    • #3
      Sure, some may even have no choice.

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      • #4
        It can be. It depends on the quality of the local schools and what options a parent can afford, Christian school, home school etc. I think homeschooling has serious downsides when dealing with issues of socialization early in the school career and proper subject matter coverage later on, high school.

        Unfortunately in the USA, local property taxes often determine the quality of the school system. The richer the area, the better the schools, much of the time. Add on top of that the fact that poor families often can't afford private schools or homeschooling and you have a very bad system overall. Though I'm guessing that the idea of having similar quality, publicly available education for all would be seen as "evil" and "communist" by most posters here. How do those of you that think that, expect a family, barely surviving on minimum wage to afford to home school or private school for their children?
        “We do not believe in God because we need to explain this or that feature of the world. That is what science is for. We believe in God because we see something deeper in the world, something that transcends the scientific explanations.” - Karl Giberson Ph.D.



        - The science and faith of theistic evolution explained.

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        • #5
          Absolutely!

          "Why are you here? What is your purpose? Are Christians meant to eke out a passive existence in this life while they wait to die and go to heaven... or is there something more? The Bible tells us in Genesis 1:28 that God created us to multiply, fill the earth, and take dominion of His creation for His Glory. When Jesus came to earth, He gave his disciples the Great Commission and told them to make disciples of all nations, Baptize them, and teach them to obey all that he had commanded (Matthew 28:18-20). These two mandates form the basis for why Christ's Church exists on this planet. Every square inch of this world belongs to King Jesus. It is our privilege to serve Him by exercising servanthood dominion in every area of life."
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          • #6
            It depends on the parent and their priorities. In a public school, your child will more than likely not be able to participate in a Bible class ... and the parent has less say as to what goes on inside the classroom or who will be teaching their children.
            TRUST
            is a fragile thing.

            Easy to break, Easy to lose
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            ever get back.







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            • #7
              Originally posted by Knight View Post
              The TheologyOnline.com TOPIC OF THE DAY for May 8th, 2013 05:00 AM


              toldailytopic: Is it wise for a Christian parent to send their child to government run public school?
              No. Even I was harmed by it--passing through an agnostic evolutionary phase. My mind was poisoned against scripture. The government has no business educating kids. That's the job of churches and parents.

              June is Gay Pride Month.Tolerance and diversity? ☞ More like tolerate perversity.☠

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Inzl Kett View Post
                No. Even I was harmed by it--passing through an agnostic evolutionary phase. My mind was poisoned against scripture.
                It's hardly fair to blame schools for that. In a secular society, you have to maintain your faith on your own, with your parents providing support when you are young. And, of course, evolution has no impact on faith, unless you've been indoctrinated to think creationism is Christianity.

                The government has no business educating kids. That's the job of churches and parents.
                You're at odds with American thinking, then. The founders considered public schools to be essential, and provided funding for them.

                There are a few nations that don't primarily depend on public schools to educate children. Somalia comes to mind. Can you think of another, one in which you'd want to live?

                Realistically, a nation that doesn't primarily depend on public schools for education is in very bad shape.

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                • #9
                  YES its ok.

                  Let the child get Beat up and ridiculed by his fellow students.

                  That way he will see what kind of Evil , Satanically inspired world that we live in.

                  He will then have a Reason to Search for and

                  Go to God for the Purpose of his Life and Wisdom and help and saving .
                  GOD HAS PROMISED US IMMORTALITY

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Alate_One View Post
                    It I think homeschooling has serious downsides when dealing with issues of socialization early in the school career and proper subject matter coverage later on, high school.
                    Like telling them that T-Rex morphed into Tweety bird?
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                    Titus 1

                    For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths must be stopped

                    Ephesians 5

                    11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Nick M View Post
                      Like telling them that T-Rex morphed into Tweety bird?
                      Or a variety of birth control methods, etc?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Nick M View Post
                        Like telling them that T-Rex morphed into Tweety bird?
                        Only you say something that stupid. However, there are obvious similarities between smaller theropods and *actual* birds (vs. strangely drawn cartoon characters).

                        “We do not believe in God because we need to explain this or that feature of the world. That is what science is for. We believe in God because we see something deeper in the world, something that transcends the scientific explanations.” - Karl Giberson Ph.D.



                        - The science and faith of theistic evolution explained.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Knight View Post
                          toldailytopic: Is it wise for a Christian parent to send their child to government run public school?

                          Not if they're Amish and expect their children to live their whole life apart from the "English"



                          otherwise?

                          I have been fortunate to have been able to teach in one of the best public schools in New York State and in one of the absolute worst.

                          Best is better.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Nick M View Post
                            Like telling them that T-Rex morphed into Tweety bird?
                            a t-rex/tweety bird cross


                            i would buy one of those in a second

                            and train it to go after the neighbors cats

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                            • #15
                              Wise? In some cases it is wiser than home schooling, in other cases, home schooling may be wiser.

                              My children go to public school but that does not mean that we abandoned them to the public schools. We are very involved with our children. We talk to them, we know their friends, we volunteer in their extra curricular activities and take them on trips. As a result, our kids have done very well. They are in honors and AP courses and they have good, solid friends. We have not had troubles with drugs or gangs.

                              What counts the most is loving your child and being involved with them. Never abandon them to anybody else.
                              Galatians 5:22-23 (New International Version)

                              But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

                              What are my fruits today?

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                              "Moral standards" are a lot like lighthouses: they exist to help us stay on course as we sail through life. But we have to steer BY them, but not directly AT them. Lest we end up marooned on the shoals of perpetual self-righteousness.

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