Hide Kids or Feed Them To The Dogs?

Discussion in 'Family and Parenting' started by Mark, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. Hide Kids or Feed Them To The Dogs?

    You have heard the arguments. Some say we need to protect our children. "Hide them" from the realities of a harsh and sinful world. Others say we cannot protect them from everything so it is ok to allow them to be exposed, to "feed them to the dogs" if you will.

    What do you think? Should parents be protecting children from our evil culture? Should parents allow or even encourage children to be exposed to our evil culture?
  2. Instead of exposing (ie, watch the violent movie cause you'll see it in real life anyways) or hiding (shield their eyes! their ears! their mouths!) I'd rather talk to them about it. If they are going to be exposed, shouldn't I, as a parent, prepare them myself, instead of letting movies or popular culture 'educate' them?
  3. Kinda like telling them about the evils of a gun instead of shooting them with one? Or at least showing them what a gun can do to a person. Something along those lines.
  4. I don't know if this will answer your question, but I will post my answer.

    I am planning on sending my daughter to public school so she can see that not everyone prays, and so that she can learn about evolution and other secular beliefs. My reasons for this desicion are two; First, I don't want my children to be sheltered from what they will be exposed to later in life anyway. I've seen too many Christian school children totally misinterpret the world around them. They pray at home, at school and at church. Once they get into the work force, they may be unpleasantly surprised. My second reason for my desicion is because I believe that it's up to the parent to teach our children. So, when my daughter comes home from school confused because she just learned that we evolved from apes, I have the opportunity to teach her why she needs to think for herself and not always believe what she hears. I think this builds character.

    So, hopefully that answers your question.
  5. Were's my post from last week? It wasn't inapropriate was it? :confused:
  6. I believe you are making a big mistake. If your daughter is being brought up in a Christian family with christian values etc etc, she will be very confused. In British Columbia the public schools are teaching children to experiment with the gay lifestyle to find out what their "sexual orientation" might be. You are going to expose yor daughter to everything that stands against christianity

    I know many young Christian people in the workforce and they are doing fine. They entered the workforce after a good christian schooling and upbringing and are actually moral champions in the workforce.

    Your daughters character wll be destroyed through peer pressure, exposure to drugs, sex, and ungodly teaching.

    Good luck, you need all the prayers you can get because you will be fighting an uphill battle against secular teachers bound by union regulations.

    The Bible warns us not to be unequally yoked.
  7. I'm hearing you. And I understand what you are saying. But Christian schools are not much better as far as peer pressure, exposure to drugs, sex and ungodly teaching*. Let me expalin.

    First off, in a Christian school, the atmosphere in the classroom is very different than in a public school. That's for sure. But on the playground, there's still the same temptations. Christians are sinful, too. Of course, there's probably a lot more of it in a public school, but it's still there in a Christian school. The biggest difference between public schools and Christian schools are the teachings, which takes me to a rather controversial point.

    *Christian schools are teaching (more and more) that the earth is billions of years old and that the flood of Noah did not actually cover the entire earth, as described in Genesis. While this may not be the actual curriculum, Christian science teachers are mentioning it in class. In my opinion, it's ungodly teaching. If the Bible says it, I believe it, and I want my children to believe it also. But I also want them to have a personal relationship with Christ because they want it, not because it's the only thing they've ever known.

    Anyway, thanks for your reply. I really do respect your opinion. :)

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