Mmmike
Since Aug 8, 1998

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I believe we are battling with Personal Secularism. Personal Secularism is the state religion of government schooling and it begins with the primal lie that all non-secular convictions are simply too dangerous to abide. Replace that maxim with the following and you have a true statement: "Government schools and the new society they were designed to build cannot withstand the challenge of the right non-secular convictions".

If your disposition is secular to begin with, government school requires relatively little of you besides superficial grunt work. Otherwise, the internal logic of Personal Secularism calls on you to quietly surrender any prior personal attachments to Tradition, Culture and Kin in pursuit of a false hope, that of social progress through something that amounts to personal self-annihilation. To follow Personal Secularism is to try to transcend yourself by cutting off a part of yourself. If you're astute you eventually realize you're just slowly deteriorating. The brainchild of government schooling, Personal Secularism is really about making yourself generic, passionless, industrious, predictable, desolate.