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He Said That? 7/27/15

From H.L Mencken:

The most erroneous assumption is to the effect that the aim of public education is to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence, and so make them fit to discharge the duties of citizenship in an enlightened and independent manner.

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Quotes: Drugging children into compliance.

“Through natural learning children learn critical thinking, social skills, bonding with friends and family, and develop a genuine interest in knowledge. In structured, rigid schooling, especially the forced government variety, children learn conformity, compliance, memorization, the importance of following arbitrary rules, and to blindly respect those in positions of ‘authority,’ whether they deserve it or not.

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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan wants to start indoctrinating your kids and grandkids as early as possible. K-12 apparently isn’t doing the job. Head Start is a failure and Early Head still doesn’t capture all the minds. 428 more words


9 Ways the Christian Faith Has Hurt Me

Before I dive in, I have to thank you guys for the thoughtful interactions on my previous post about leaving Christianity. Religious deconversion is an important issue, and at the risk of having a few posts on the same subject, I’d like to keep sharing more of my experience here. 1,669 more words

Start with the Children

Recently I finished a book about a smuggler.  Not just any smuggler, mind you.  A man who smuggled Bibles into Communist countries to get them to struggling churches and Christians.   943 more words