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From the Archives: A Review of Chucking College by Melanie Ellison

July 16, 2015 | Author:

chuckingcollege By Jennie Chancey

Melanie Ellison has just published a little gem of a book that will challenge old notions of “higher” education and point readers to a better (and far less expensive) path. Melanie has done homeschool grads (and, truly, all high school students) a great favor by pulling together research, analysis of modern educational trends, and personal stories from the battlefront of “higher” education. If you’re standing at the fork in the road wondering which way to go, grab a copy of Chucking College today. Or if you’re a parent who isn’t sure what alternatives are out there to the (expensive) brick-and-mortar option, please read this book. Below is a short excerpt from this excellent book:

What will it profit a girl if she gains the whole world but loses her soul, her lifetime financial freedom, her purity, her love of reading, her unique individuality, her entrepreneurial momentum, and four peak years of her life? A college degree may no longer be worth the world to us when we see what we have to surrender for it. The costs for that piece of paper—financial, emotional, spiritual, and temporal—rise higher with every graduation. When we really think it over, a degree may not be necessary to equip us for each of our life purposes. Many college graduates discover (after the fact) that a degree was not a prerequisite for their success. (more…)

American Vision: Public school puff-piece blows up in conservative ministry’s face

July 16, 2015 | Author:

homeschoolOneNewsNow.com, a news arm of the American Family Association, published a post-Obergefell article puffing the need to send Christian children into public schools. They got Baptist megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress to blurb it for them. Big venue, big topic, big issue, big name, high stakes—and it comes complete with a reader poll: “What educational environment is best for the children of Christians?”

The piece lures readers with the title, “Christians in public schools—time to exit?” But it is quickly clear that this AFA outlet’s answer is “no.” The piece was clearly designed to confirm the twentieth-century status-quo of public schooling: Christians are just fine here, just educate your children in Bible well at home on the side, and send those little apostles into the public schools as missionaries!

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Recommended Resources
Restoring America One County at a Time
IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America
Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling
Curriculum Advice, Vol. 1

National Review: Putting Women in Combat Is an Even Worse Idea Than You’d Think

July 15, 2015 | Author:

Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink

Photo by Cpl. Caitlin Brink

The Services, especially the Army, have expanded the military occupational specialties (MOS) open to women purely as a part of the social concern for equality and have only paid lip service to combat readiness. . . . The Army’s own research indicates that the vast majority of women do not possess the lean mass necessary to meet the strength requirements for very heavy and heavy physical MOS’s. -Dr. William Gregor

Putting women into close combat roles isn’t fair to the men who will be relying on them, and isn’t fair to the women who will find themselves continuously at a deadly disadvantage. When we send our soldiers into combat we should be giving them the best possible chance of succeeding and surviving. While women are equal to or better than men at many tasks, they simply aren’t when it comes to combat. Substituting men for far less combat-capable women is profoundly unfair, immoral, and utterly unnecessary.

A recent study, for instance, by Britain’s Tri-Service Review found that mixed-gender combat units have “lower survivability,” a “reduced lethality rate” and reduced deployability. This study, along with countless others done over the last 40 years, demonstrate that combat capabilities are so heavily weighted toward men that the gap cannot be closed. As Marine Corps captain Lauren Serrano put it in a September 2014 article in the Marine Gazette: “Acknowledging that women are different (not just physically) than men is a hard truth that plays an enormous role in this discussion.”

Read the rest here [Editor’s Note: strong language in initial quote. The rest of the article is clear.]

Man Faces 6 Months in Jail for Disagreeing with Feminists’ Double Standard on Twitter

July 15, 2015 | Author:

[Editor’s note: It’s even more astonishing since the feminists harassed someone else online, prompting Elliot’s comment, and openly deny responsibility.]

What’s believed to be the first case in Canada of alleged criminal harassment-via-Twitter is just a judge’s decision away from being over.

After hearing closing submissions Tuesday from Chris Murphy, who represents 54-year-old Greg Elliott, Ontario Court Judge Brent Knazan is expected to rule on Oct. 6.

In the balance rides enormous potential fallout for free speech online.

Elliott is charged with criminally harassing two Toronto female political activists, Steph Guthrie and Heather Reilly, in 2012.

Allegations involving a third woman were dropped.

The graphic artist and father of four lost his job shortly after his arrest, which was well-publicized online, and if convicted, could go to jail for six months.

These are astonishing repercussions given that it’s not alleged he ever threatened either woman (or any other, according to the testimony of the Toronto Police officer, Detective Jeff Bangild, who was in charge) or that he ever sexually harassed them.

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Baucham: Top Five Reasons Not To Send Your Kids Back To Public School

July 14, 2015 | Author:

homeschool3

Anyone who has kept up with my blog knows that I am no fan of government education. I have made it a point to carry The Continuing Collapse on a regular basis, and I try to make biblical, philosophical and theological arguments in favor of Christian education as often as possible. However, I recognize the obstacles those of us on my side of the street face. As many as eighty-five to ninety percent of professing Christians send their children to the government for their education. That is simply an astonishing figure considering the fact that the Christian community fought mandatory government education tooth-and-nail for its first fifty years of existence. Since then we have gone from fighting against government schools to fighting for them and implying that those who fight against them are fundamentalists, anti-intellectuals, and racists.

In the meantime, our schools grow progressively worse.  As fall approaches, I want to appeal to those of you with children in government schools.  Please don’t send them back!  I beg you to consider what you are doing.  As Dave Black has written: “No academic skepticism, no secularist authors, no blatant materialism can so undermine the spiritual life of the country like the completely secularized training of the child under the authority of the state… Bible-based education is mandatory for Christian parents. If we think we can keep our children in a secular school system and escape the dumbed-down, amoral, and immoral results of secular humanism in schools, we are sorely mistaken (See: http://daveblackonline.com/our.htm).”

With that, here are the top five reasons not to send your kids back to government/public school.

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Recommended Resources
The Children of Caesar: The State of American Education
The Harsh Truth About Public Schools
IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

She’s Called Homemaker For A Reason

July 14, 2015 | Author:

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wader Compfight CC

“She’s called “homemaker” for a reason…she isn’t someone who keeps the basics of house upkeep. She isn’t a maid; she doesn’t just attend to the logistics. She keeps a HOME and all of the aesthetic, comfort-giving, sanctuary-like properties involved. This is one reason I think that so many Americans are unhappy. They focus on the prestige, the money-making, the status. For their obsession to be “equal” with men (they are in value, but not the same), women have pressured and have been pressured into a worldly system that says they have no value outside the world’s perception. Women are afraid to admit that they love home because they are belittled for it. All women are intended to be helpers. Helpers aren’t “the scene” themselves, but the pillars of support for the structure. Our human pride revolts at this, but when this vision is understood in increasing sanctification, it is beautified. When I was a girl, I loved being home, but did not realize the value of it as I do today—increasingly. I used to watch my mama dart like a bee from one end of the house to the other, nourishing us physically, emotionally, spiritually. I always admired it, but never applied it to myself specifically. But now, thanks to God, there is nothing I love more. I am so content—-dare I say, giddy?—over my divinely-intended role. I find myself pouring over cookbooks, homeschooling books in my free-time. It is SUCH an ART that so many people are unaware of. Mamas, don’t be ashamed to teach your daughters this. Papas, I urge you to commend the value of your wives and daughters, and to instill it in your sons. We are a society that only sees production and success in income and exterior. We need revival, and it begins in the home. Turn a deaf ear to the world and seek true joy.” ~Whitney Ann Dotson

Mercatornet: Feminine beauty that endures the ages

July 10, 2015 | Author:

Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly

Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly

In London, the National Portrait Gallery has opened a major exhibition made up of images of Audrey Hepburn, called “Portraits of an Icon”. And as noted by this article in The Conversation, it portrays a world of difference from the celebrity status that currently exists.

What is it about women like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly that makes them truly iconic? What is it about them and their images that keep them so renowned, recognized and relevant even years after they were alive?

I think the answer lies in their genuine portrayal of feminine beauty. They both have very different looks, styles and stories, and yet they had something that still attracts and inspires people today:

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Achieving Feminist Class Consciousness

July 10, 2015 | Author:

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By Carey Roberts Originally published here Oct. 6, 2004

Radical feminism can be traced back directly to Marxism-Leninism. The feminist ideology, framework, and utopian aspirations all have their origin in the writings of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels (see this article). 

Sometime visit the Women and Marxism website. There you can read exactly what V.I. Lenin, Joseph Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung had to say about women’s liberation. 

Vladimir Lenin was the mastermind behind the early Soviet propaganda campaign. In his book The Birth of the Propaganda State, Peter Kenez concludes the Soviet state achieved its early successes because of the “ability of the political system to isolate the Russian people from information and ideas that would have undermined the message.”

And that message was the gospel of class consciousness. The Marxist mantra was repeated endlessly: the worker was exploited by the evil capitalist, and the peasant was oppressed by the greedy landowner.

This indoctrination strategy worked for several reasons. It motivated the workers and peasants. It channeled their anger towards the capitalists. And it vilified and demoralized the opponents of Communism.

Lenin also pushed the class consciousness theme in his speeches to women, but with a new twist. On the occasion of the 1921 International Working Women’s Day, Lenin proclaimed that women were doubly oppressed — both because they were victims of capitalism, and because they were slaves “overburdened with the drudgery of the most squalid, backbreaking and stultifying toil in the kitchen and the family household.” (more…)

Gut Wrenching to Watch. This is What Gardasil Did to My Daughter

July 9, 2015 | Author:

Uploaded to Youtube on July 1, 2015 by Amber Smith

This was a very hard video to post. My 12 year old daughter was fine before her vaccine. Now this is her life. We live in New Zealand and I thought our healthcare system was ok. We have been left to deal with this ourselves. I’m showing this because I want people to know what damage this vaccine can and does cause. Please research before deciding. I didn’t :(

Sorry the audio wasn’t the best. What I am saying is, “I’ve just carried Briar out of the bath as her legs keep collapsing. This is the amount of pain she is in after pain killers. [She says] that her pain feels like a ‘big knife’ in her legs, just over a year ago she could do all this, (have a bath, play sport, just basically have a life. Then HPV vaccine happened and she can’t do a thing. This is her life and this is the part nobody sees. I didn’t want to cause her more pain but I wanted to show what her life is now.”

Thank you everyone for your support and advice. we will be starting I.V. Vit C shortly and I will keep you updated. Please feel free to leave comments. Please also remember that I am human. I made the decision to give her all 3 vaccines based on my Drs.  telling me it was the best thing for her. I did not (at the time) even consider it was HPV vaccine that was causing her pain. It wasn’t until I was able to take a step back and look at all the reasons for her decline in health. Of course I feel guilty. Who wouldn’t?! But this can no long[er] be put on my shoulders. We all make the best decisions we can at the time with the information we have in front of us. Thank you to all those who have supported us! I really has been so positive from this horrible situation. Once again, thank you.

Recommended Resources
A Shot in the Dark
Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders
Unraveling the Mystery of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder: A Mother’s Story of Research & Recovery
Gardasil Shot Robs Teens of Womanhood
The Lead Vaccine Developer Comes Clean So She Can “Sleep At Night”…

Mercatornet: Cognitive Dissonance on a National Scale

July 9, 2015 | Author:

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Ah, the life…design

Who has deceived thee as often as thyself? -Ben Franklin

Genuine self-deception pertains to such grand desires (e.g., vanity, religion, optimism) that can be satisfied simply by believing that they are satisfied. In short, self-deception is simply a matter of desire-motivated belief or wishful thinking; in self-deception one satisfies a desire through holding a belief. – Greg Bahnsen

[Editor’s Note: This is why it is often suggested the TV should be unplugged. A constant diet of TV and film changes the way we think. Story structure for screen is built on speculation, if even for the sake of length. Every detail cannot be included. The viewers never have full details even in a complete scene. Imagination fills in easily enough as we speculate about full meaning of what we’ve just seen. We are lead to believe certain things all the while speculating about the outcome. Screen writers know this. It’s what makes for a good ending. They must deliver according to our speculations but in a surprising and fulfilling way. Critical thinking skills are not required. Now current writers leave out honest character development all together. Also it is common practice to throw out established character for the sake of agenda. One season you have a stable consistent worldview honest and keeping with the character’s belief system, even atheist characters are true to character. But in the next season the same character is suddenly inconsistent with his established worldview, drawing completely different conclusions, unnaturally, and unrealistically. TV and film has taught us we have no absolutes. Ideas and people can not be trusted. We have feasted on a diet of spin and can no longer reason or makes sense of reality. Realistically even unbelievers are consistent in their worldview creatures of habit following the same patterns of sin and failure. Not so in the imaginary world of news and sexual politics scripted for a culture of people drunk on narrative thanks to Hollywood.]

[S]ame-sex marriage is popularly presented as nothing more than an extension of the marriage franchise.  This idea borrows its strength not from a philosophical inquiry into the nature of marriage and human sexuality, but from an uncritical familiarity with the status quo and an equally uncritical imagination of a new one. In other words, many people imagine, and are encouraged to imagine, that same-sex marriage is simply bringing homosexual partnerships “on board” with existing heterosexual marriages. Imagination can thereby combine reassuring elements of the familiar past with strikingly different novelties and reforms of the future, a combination that careful analysis cannot endorse.

Imagination can gloss over a multitude of inconsistencies and logical conflicts, and its emotive sway can draw our attention away from critical details.

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Recommended Resources
By This Standard
Always Ready: Directions for defending the faith
After the Ball: How America Will Conquer Its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s
Homosexuality: A Biblical View

James Clavell’s The Children’s story (part 1)

July 8, 2015 | Author:

 

We take so much for granted in this wonderful world of ours. Free speech, freedom to question, freedom to choose what we read, where our children go to school, where we live, what we say, what we think. All our glorious inalienable rights so solid, so permanent. But are they?

Here is James Clavell’s “The Children’s Story” but it’s not just for children. It’s for all of us. The place: a neighborhood school room near you. The time: they just conquered us.

Links to part 2, and part 3.

Recommended Resources
The Underground History of American Education: A School Teacher’s Intimate Investigation Into the Problem of Modern Schooling
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
Indoctrination: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America
Chucking College: Achieving Success Without Corruption

The Sexual Rehabilitation Movement

July 8, 2015 | Author:

sweetcakes

Since the US Supreme Court legalized gay “marriage” last month, a number of people (including those of us at AiG) have been warning that legalizing gay “marriage” is only the beginning of an agenda. From what we’ve seen and know about the LGBT movement, the leaders don’t just want legalization of their immmoral behavior, but also want to force acceptance of this on everyone. They want everyone not just to tolerate their position, but to accept it while they themselves show intolerance for those who do not hold to their views. I encourage you to read this article from Canada, which we believe is a warning of things to come in the USA.

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“I am doing a great work.”

July 8, 2015 | Author:

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makelessnoise Compfight CC

By Betty Burger, originally published August, 19, 2003

A couple of days ago I was busily at work in the kitchen when my four-year-old son called, “Mommy…Mommy? Can you set up Memory for Aunt Peggy and me so we can play? Is that all right with you, Mommy? It would give you something to do.” Now generally, I am not among those who think they lack for things to do. I am a homeschooling mother of eight children-seven of whom are still at home being actively homeschooled.

I don’t know any moms who think they have little to do. But I do know many moms who waffle on the significance of what they are doing. The endless tasks of motherhood, how important are they? How important is setting up a game for a preschooler and a retarded woman to play? Our culture flatly states that to stay home with one’s children and worse yet serve one’s husband is sheer lunacy. The career woman can look very attractive in her designer suit, and let’s face it, her paycheck is pretty attractive too. The question is not whether we are busy. The career woman, the “working mom,” and the mother at home are all busy. The real question is whether what we are busy with is of any importance. How do we decide what a “great work” is? What is the basis for our judgment? Moms at home are plainly despised and who likes to be despised? And stay at home mothers are not the only despised ones in our culture. (more…)

Defining Marriage

July 6, 2015 | Author:

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Some Christians, recognizing the change that occurs because of the redefinition of marriage, argue that we need a two-track system: marriage as defined by the state and marriage as defined by the church. The problem with this view is that it also misunderstands the nature of marriage. Neither the state nor the church has the authority to change the essential nature of marriage, since the institution was neither created by nor belongs to either the church or the state. As Dr. R.C. Sproul wrote in a previous issue of Tabletalk (June 2013):

Marriage is ordained and instituted by God—that is to say, marriage did not just spring up arbitrarily out of social conventions or human taboos. Marriage was not invented by men but by God.

Because the three institutions of church, state, and marriage have interdependent yet independent existence, they can decide whether to recognize each other’s legitimacy, but they cannot delineate each other’s boundaries.

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New Proposal to Temporarily Sterilize All NZ Teenage Females

July 6, 2015 | Author:

teensolice

Yesterday the NZ media featured coverage of a new proposal that has been put forward by two “senior” academics from the University of Otago, who would like to see all young New Zealand females temporarily sterilised with long-acting chemical contraceptive implants.

In their ideal vision for the future of New Zealand young people, these academics would like temporary sterilisation to be the default policy that young girls would have to deliberately be opted out of if they didn’t want their new and still-developing fertility to be chemically shut down for months or years at a time. No, this is not the plot of some dystopian novel or film, this really is a policy that a couple of NZ academics apparently now seriously consider to be a good idea.

To put things mildly: there is a lot to be concerned about with this proposal.

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Recommended Resources
Three Decades of Fertility: Ten Ordinary Women Surrender to the Creator and Embrace Life
Fit to Burst: Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of Motherhood
Demographic Bomb Documentary DVD