Sunday, August 25, 2013

I didn't learn about God in school. Thank God.

I wasn't taught about God in school. I was taught math, science, english, typing, cooking, sewing and physical health and activity. I was also taught how to drive a car, write a check, balance a checkbook, live on a budget and even care for children!

As a highschool graduate from the class of 1992 I feel quite blessed to have gone to school the years that I did. I strongly question peoples motives when I hear them complain about God being taken out of our schools. They say they want God put BACK into school. Well in my experience, God was neither taught in my school, nor taken out. God was in my life no matter where I was.

I learned about God from my family, church (when I went), friends, life, the bible. I am thankful the bible was not taught in my school. Government funded religion? No thank you. Learning about the bible via a government curriculum? No thank you!

I am here to tell you today that I am thankful for the things I learned in school and I am sad that kids today are not being taught how to live. Just live and survive. Just the basics. They are being taught that the only way to survive is go to college. They are being taught that answers are no longer in books in the library, but rather they are on google. They are being taught that money is what will make you survive or succeed and the only way to get money is through education.

I'm sorry I strongly disagree. Stop right there, please before you come unglued. I am not talking about you. I am talking about me. If college was your lot in life, I understand. It was not mine so please don't tell me I am a failure because I did not go to college.

The truth is, the subjects in school that I use the most in my life and always have are the following: Typing. Home Ec. Checkbook Balancing/Budget Making. Cooking. Health Class. Drivers Ed. Phys Ed.

Those are the things that I use daily. Every day of my life.

So, that is what school taught me. Here is what I learned about God from the sources I listed above. God is not gone from anyplace. He is wherever you are. If you say God has been removed from our schools, then please tell me when His word was ever taught in public school. If you then tell me it was back in the earlier centuries, I will then tell you I refuse to believe your ideas about reversing backward in time. We have come  a long way....Thank GOD!  If you say God has been removed from the pledge of allegiance, please tell me exactly what school did that.  Because all the schools in my state still say One Nation Under God.

As bad of a student that I was, the memories of school that I value, cherish, treasure and USE are of my cooking class, my sewing class, my typing class, my home ec class. I wouldn't change a thing. They taught me exactly what I needed to learn. Maybe that is not enough for some students, but it was plenty for me.

You are free to believe whatever you choose. But you will not be allowed to desecrate MY truth. And my truth is that school taught me to take care of myself, even if I didn't have lots of money.
My family and church taught me the word of God and to rely on Him, even if I didn't have lots of money.

I beg you to ask yourself, honestly,  do you really feel the schools are failing because they are not teaching God? Or is it possible they are failing because they are not teaching kids the basic skills of survival?
No need to answer here as you already know how I feel and a differing opinion will not sway me. I am simply putting out a new thought in the world. You may take it or leave it.

God bless.


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