It’s no secret that our modern day culture is absolutely, 100 percent hostile toward God and hates anything that reflects His goodness, holiness, and truth.
All you have to do to see this is true is take a look at how the left is going to bat around the clock to trample on the religious liberties of Christians across America, whether it’s forcing institutions to remove plaques of the Ten Commandments or shutting down bakeries that refuse to make cakes for homosexual marriage ceremonies.
Nowhere is the hostility toward our Creator more clearly seen than in the realm of academia, and I’m not just talking about college campuses.
Just yesterday we published a piece about how a group of students were reprimanded and a letter sent home to parents for simply having a conversation about God, Jesus, and the Devil.
There have been tons of stories of children who have pulled out a Bible during their down time and been told doing so is against the rules.
In a land where freedom of religion and expression are guaranteed rights as recorded in the Constitution — though their basis is in God Himself — these things ought not be so.
Unfortunately, as bad as these incidents are, progressives are determined to up the ante and undermine the values and beliefs Christian parents are trying to teach their children, doing their best to make the state the authority and parent in the relationship.
Middle school students in Georgia were given a poem entitled, “Unicorn” that blasts belief in God, calling our Creator a “lie” and a “mythical creature.”
Parents were none too happy and decided to let the school know exactly what they thought of this atheistic propaganda being forced on their children.
The poem is titled “Unicorn,” and it begins like this: “God is like a mythical creature / A unicorn with silver blood / If you drink the blood you will live forever / It makes a good story in a book like Harry Potter …”
“Unicorn” goes on to declare that God “is revealed in all his foolishness / a naked lie / a childish dream / a mythical creature like the unicorn.”
Teachers at Cedartown Middle School said the poem was used for a sixth-grade Greek mythology lesson to show how a unicorn is supposed to represent a happy and safe place, WAGA-TV reported.
But while the poem’s title is indeed “Unicorn,” the subject matter instead takes direct aim at God — and now school officials are apologizing.
“We just admitted this was a mistake,” Principal Shannon Hulsey told the station. “In no way whatsoever would we want to defame God or go anywhere in that direction here at the school.”
A statement from the school said that the language arts teacher who used the poem got it from a folder full of all kinds of materials and they aren’t sure who put this particular piece in the mix.
One possible explanation for the origin of the poems comes from a collection of works dated back in 2013 called “Reflections on God, Islam, and Life” by Johar Mohammad.
Mohammad was a teenager when the poem was penned, and it seems the majority of the works in the collection were also written by teens.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m not buying the whole “we don’t know how it got in there” line either. It seems to me the teacher likely collected the various materials in the folder and planned to use them in some capacity.
If this was truly accidental, why did the teacher not review the material before passing it out and allowing the students to read it? Surely this educator is professional enough to know what is in the material being used for their class, right?
Could this just be a teacher doing a really poor job of educating their students? I don’t think so. Given all of the negligence that would have to happen for that to take place that isn’t a likely scenario.
What is immensely frustrating about atheists today is that they get super angry with Christians or anyone of faith for sharing their beliefs, saying it’s “shoving it down the throats of others,” yet how many times have they attempted to silence Christians or force schools and the government to enact policies that line up with their atheistic worldview?
Notice how hard atheists pushed back in the day for evolution to be taught in schools. They didn’t just want this taught as another possible explanation for creation, but as the only explanation. Creationism is not welcome in the classroom at all.
Is this not forcing their worldview on others? Or how about the push for legal and on demand abortion? The idea of a fetus not being human comes directly out of an evolutionary, humanistic worldview. Yet they have no problem forcing those values on the rest of us.
It would be a breath of fresh air if liberals and atheists would just admit that they think their worldview is superior and believe everyone should adopt their way of thinking and living, because the bottom line is, that is what they truly want.
Christian parents need to be more actively involved in teaching and sharing the biblical worldview with their kids and engaging with them about what they are being taught in class, as much of it will be in conflict with the values they are attempting to pass on.
The key solution to all of this which doesn’t violate anyone’s rights, the atheists’ included, is to get rid of the Department of Education and return control of schools to local communities and parents.
Privatization of education would provide solutions in the form of schools that teach a particular worldview and families that hold to that worldview can send their children to an institution that will support their values.
See? Everyone’s happy. Less government is always a good answer to just about any problem.