A Heritage Forgotten
We Americans as a nation were once proud of our founding Fathers and the heritage of the Bible being our textbook of liberty, but now we have been reduced to a people who have allowed the legislation of atheism to creep in and then advance into our schools because we didn’t want the context of the Bible to offend others. America has forgotten that she was once established as a government upon the principles of Christian liberty that were taken from the Word of God.
The Stirrings of an Agenda
to Neutralize Christianity in America
This process didn’t just happen over a generation, but over many. An agenda was first widely accepted through the series of Annual Reports to the Massachusetts Board of Education with the writings of Horace Mann in the years 1837-1848. John Dewey himself gave his endorsement and called him “the father of progressive education.”
Why was this important?
These reports paved the way to a state funded, state directed, and state controlled program of education. They in turn demanded standardization, structure, specific curriculum, and teacher certification. This would not have made such a large impact on our nation and civil liberty as a whole if they had not removed the Bible as out textbook for all American citizens. They then turned away from the inner law of liberty to embrace the psychological atheism to state that “man” was good and society was “bad.” By saying this, they are suggesting that it is the outward stimuli that causes someone to do bad, instead of an individual’s own inner character being flawed. By their own lusts and enticements they act out through anger, fear, greed, or lack of integrity, but instead of taking ownership for their actions, they can now blame it on the “environment around them.”
Many ministers during the time Horace Mann was proposing his writings were aware of his drive to see America begin to neutralize Christianity. Because of their lack of initiative, the previous goal of building solid Christian character and conscience was easily replaced for the building of humanitarians with benevolent inclinations towards mankind.
And for those individuals who wished the schools to teach a patriotism which indicated how great was “the faith of our fathers” there was substituted a bland form of non-controversial democracy and “citizenship in the state.” Thus the public school was able to accomplish that which the hired European mercenaries of England never could–namely to separate our patriotism from our Christian conviction. (Teaching and Learning America’s Christian History by Rosalie Slater)
Threat of Control
This threat of “control” was already staring many Americans in the face so many years ago. It was also recorded by Reverend Matthew Hale Smith who challenged Horace Mann and was then rewarded with labels of extremism,
“The principles of piety, as you illustrate and enforce them, exclude all that treats of human depravity–salvation by the blood of Jesus Christ–the atonement and the sanctions to a good life, drawn from the world to come. All these common truths, held by nine-tenths of all in this State, who profess any form of Christian faith, are ruled out of schools by the high authority of the Secretary of the Board of Education; they are declared to be sectarian and unconstitutional. You have settled by the authority of the Board, or without that authority, what Piety is, according to the statute. Your influence is derived from the Legislature; through you, the people are told what they must receive and be satisfied with, as a construction of the Constitution. All towns must hear–all districts obey, else incure the penalty of forfeiture of their portion of the school money.” The fact of America’s establishment as a Christian nation–“reserved by God”–as the early historians indicated–can be richly documented in the work of Miss Verna M. Hall, compiler of Christian History of the Constitution. Returning to “original” sources of the Journals of Congress, the Journals of the Colonies, governmental proclamations, diplomatic correspondence, letters, speeches, sermons, newspapers of the times, a veritable “treasure house” of evidence has been uncovered. …For one hundred and fifty years and more…we maintained our Christian character as a nation. Then began our period of “falling away” when we worshipped the “effect” of our great success–and forgot the “cause.” Teaching and Learning America’s Christian History by Rosalie Slater
We then filled this vast emptiness with philosophies of man that replaced the battles of our conscience with the social struggles around us, in our economy, and our politics.
Our national chant was no longer filled with salvation or the principles of character that created the patriotism in the hearts of so many men and women. Our voices rang out for more superficial issues of the progress and society. We…America…became the teenager that turned her back on her Creator. And rebellion ran deep and rampant throughout our borders. Beyond State boundaries, beyond economical boundaries, beyond our ties with other countries…we ran head first into the Agenda of the Socialists. And America fell…divided.
Please stay tuned for Part 2 as I engage the reality of this Agenda in which several presidents of the United States were privy to, and through their terms in office, helped further the cause to a more “controlled” society that will leave us vulnerable to outside forces…or worse…turn against ourselves.
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- Decoding the Left’s ‘Tolerance and Diversity’ Agenda (papundits.wordpress.com)
- Agenda 21 & Fema Camps 2013- Depopulation Plans In America (financearmageddon.blogspot.com)