by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy – A Whole Way of Life
Editor’s note: In this issue of No Greater Joy magazine Michael manages to sow fear of government and all the other Evangelical Quiverfull under the bed Boogiemen into one short paragraph. That takes real talent. Interestingly as Michael is hinting at sexual abuse in public schooling this was published right before it came out that Josh Duggar molested five homeschooled girls.
As homeschooling parents, you have taken charge of your life to give God his rightful place in training your children. To teach biology in an environment that denies the Author of life is like eating an egg and denying the chicken. Such a process is stupefying—degrading to the intellect. To teach history apart from God is to praise the sculpture and deny the sculptor. To learn science and mathematics apart from the omnipotent God is to throw out the computer and do your computations with a roulette wheel. To teach children to read and then outlaw the reading of the only book written by God called the Word is like giving a blind man sight and then outlawing seeing.
The public school expelled God from the classroom, but when the immorality became a threat to personal satisfaction, as well as personal safety, they started talking about values. They will not get their values back any more than a man will get peaches from a tree he cut up for firewood.
QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders, cultural enforcers and those that seek to keep women submitted to men and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull and Spiritual Abuse honestly and thoughtfully.