“Just a regular day for Alberta Christian schools…. gettin’ attacked for morality,” I started a Facebook post before continuing in earnest.
I grew up being told that I was lucky to live in Alberta because I could actually be homeschooled here. There was a couple of pesky teacher visits a few times a year, but other than that, my parents were mostly left alone with their decisions of how they would homeschool my sister and me. It’s been four years since I graduated and left homeschooling behind (until, perhaps, my own children down the road), but the changes that have happened since then are rather disheartening. For several years, Christian and Catholic schools have been under constant attack for pro-life and anti-homosexuality, anti-morality statements, etc.
And now this. (Go ahead, read the article. I’ll wait.)
Have we really gotten to the point where we have to censor books because something is offensive? It’s the same old story (pun intended). Even if we were to look at the Bible as just another piece of literature (well, a library of different types of literature, really), the same idea remains. This reminds me of hearing about the controversy over The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (one of my favourite novels ever). “This word is too offensive,” the anti-Huck people say. “We must censor this word out of the novel.” And yet, the entire point of the word ‘nigger’ appearing in Twain’s novel was to illustrate the power white slaveowners hold over their slaves.
I hear some schools use revisionist history textbooks; if this is the case, we’re doomed to repeat history. (We already see this with ANTIFA, calling people names and beating them up — sounds rather totalitarian, doesn’t it??) Junior High English no longer exists here – it’s called “Humanities,” and I have learned from parents and students I tutor that the “melding together of Social Studies and English” is just a way to all but remove literature from the schools. Not only does this harm the students in that they are left with a gap in their knowledge, entering high school with no knowledge of of grammar or reading comprehension of literature, …. but it’s a dumbing-down of the population. I was shocked to find out in university that most people had no idea how to write an essay. That was MY GENERATION. Imagine how much more stupid the children that are ten years younger, or the next generation will be (it’s not their fault – it’s ours, for letting it happen).
It’s morality and education that are at stake here. I’m begging my peers, my future teachers, my future parents who can complain at their schools – we need all the help we can get. Even if there’s nothing else you can do, at least pray.
I’ve grown up seeing way too many people just sitting on the fence, not caring to do anything. That was my parent’s generation, and the generation before. But I’ve also seen many young people starting to realize the problems in their political and social surroundings. It’s very heartening to see so many people of my own age taking the red pill.
But it’s not only being “woke,” as the kids these days say. We have to do something about it.