Public school: Be afraid, be very afraid.

“Let me control the textbooks and I will control the state.”

– Adolf Hitler

“Education is the most powerful ally of Humanism, and every American public school is a school of Humanism. What can the theistic Sunday school, meeting for an hour once a week, and teaching only a fraction of the children do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching?”

– Charles F. Potter, Humanism: A New Religion 1930 p.128

“I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers that correctly perceive their role as proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes and respects the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being… The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and new — the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent with the promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of ‘love thy neighbor’ will finally be achieved.”

– John J. Dunphy, The Humanist, Jan. 1983 p.26

2 thoughts on “Public school: Be afraid, be very afraid.

  1. This is a very important subject to me. I serve in a capacity that is the equivalent of a school board member of a Baptist Church owned Christian School. You might be interested in this item I posted just a few days ago.

    It is a speech that was delivered to an association of Christian Schools in 1958 that addresses the foolish notion that lots of Chritians have, that somehow, their children can effect a positive influence for God by their attendance in the school of humanism.

    Ralph Petersen


  2. I think some kids that attend private Christian schools become proud and arrogant and parents do not teach a humility about their kids’ faith. We need to be so careful to not judge if we do choose to send our kids to public schools. We happen to have great Christian schools in West Linn Oregon –

    cornelia seigneur


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