Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Puppets are better than parents

Sex ed too costly? Let puppets (or parents) teach it

When all else fails, let the parents educate their children. What’s even better than parents? Puppets.

That’s the attitude evident in the headline of an article that appeared yesterday in the Portland Press Herald. It is also the attitude of our society today, that the parents are the last straw to be trusted in training, educating, teaching, or in any way nurturing the humans they have produced from their loins. Society is much more capable of teaching kids, the headline seems to day. Much more.

When did society appropriate parental duties? When did parents abdicate them? Any older person attending a public elementary school for one day would be shocked at how much has changed. Children are checked for lice, fed breakfast, nursed, fed lunch, taught social mores, sex education, manners, squeezing in the three R’s because we must also teach Drug Awareness and Resistance, Peer Pressure, Alcohol, have reward parties for good behavior. They are transported to and from school, and cared for after school.

Timothy reminds us that in the end, children will be disobedient to their parents. Is that occurring today? The breakdown of the family has contributed to this drastic abdication of parental responsibility and increasing child disobedience.

The article states: “Unlike those of us who had the pleasure of learning from a gym or homeroom teacher about how the birds and bees explain unwanted hair growth, herpes and babymaking, students in Portland have three health instructors dedicated to teaching sex education for elementary, middle and high school.” [Ah, a health instructor is better than a gym teacher who is better than a puppet who is better than a parent. I see.]

“While it may seem like a minor change on the surface, some worry it's the beginning of the end for the sex ed program and the beginning of a new and uncomfortable dawn as regular classroom teachers take on the job.”

It’s ‘the beginning of the end…’ when cutting a program not directly associated with the three R’s? It’s ‘an uncomfortable dawn’ when teachers have to …teach? It’s 'worrisome' when we hand the parental duty back to the parents? Guess so. But this should not come as a surprise. Timothy told us:

2Tim 3: Godlessness in the Last Days
1 "But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God…"

We are told in no uncertain terms what brings on judgment. It has been the same for every nation without exception since the beginning, and it will happen in the end. Society’s degeneration is one. Leaving intimate familial and important education to a puppet can’t make God all that happy.

Read Romans 1:18- for more on God’s wrath upon mankind

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