@bitrot Two reasons not to: 1- where we live, school mask mandates are uncontroversial and strictly adhered to, and 2- I am married to a public school teacher and have too much respect for the profession to think an amateur like myself could do a remotely competent job at it.
@david 9 hours a day of someone else's values being fed to children is a recipe for disaster. even the most involve parent faces an uphill battle with instilling their values with the remaining hours of the day not dedicated to sleep, meal time, homework, and extracurriculars
@bitrot As I said, I'm married to a public school teacher. We find a great deal of (but obviously not complete!) overlap between our values and those taught in public education in our local context—citizenship, empathy, fairness, honesty to name a few. Doesn't feel like a fight to me. But YMMV, depending on where you are and what's important to you.
@david the church is not a building reserved for attendance a couple of times a week. it is the body of believers.
2 COR 6:
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
@bitrot But Paul himself quoted pagan poets (Epimenides and Aratus) in his Areopagus speech in Acts 17, showing that wisdom from other sources can help to form the knowledge of God.
This does not seem to me to be a productive or uplifting exchange. Perhaps we should let it be.
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