Brainwashing in Australia
Resisting the Transformational Tactics in Our Schools
By Anita from Australia
I wanted to make a few comments about Christian education and its move, along with the church, towards secular and humanistic methods of teaching. I don’t know what schools are like in America, but here in Australia, we have found that many Christian schools are embracing psychology and new age worldly teachings. We have spent a number of years moving our kids from one Christian school to another trying to deal with teachers and principals who refuse to recognise that their methods are not based in biblical principles, despite the fact that they publicise in their mission statements how deeply committed they are to teaching young children and teenagers from a Christian worldview.
The last Christian school we encountered, a small country school with only three hundred kids from kindergarten to year twelve, was the worst. This school had a chaplain who was convinced that the children should be taught the popular ‘cognitive behavioural therapy’ in order to deal with ‘stress’.
Following is our letter to the school in relation to their ‘program’ which was not submitted to any of the parents for approval, it was simply introduced… [The italicized comments in brackets were added by Berit]
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7
We earnestly request that you reconsider introducing this program as it offers nothing to us or our children which we cannot give ourselves as part of the Christ-centred curriculum which is already in place.
The young chaplain then told us that "nobody else is complaining" [a standard response in America] and informed us that the teachers thought it was a good programme, therefore we should just simply shut up and accept it (not in so many words of course)
In the end we wrote the principal a very stern letter outlining the fact that much of the behaviour which went on at the school was not even in line with their own mission statements, and spoke directly to him about our distress and frustration that his ‘christian’ school was not Christian at all, simply religious.
As a punishment, our children were told their enrolment had been cancelled, with one term to go before the end of the school year, regardless of the fact that our children had done nothing wrong. They quoted as the proof text for their actions a document which we had apparently signed which ensured that we would ‘support’ any action which they as a school saw fit to follow. We did not have a copy of this document and they did not supply us with one, but the meeting with the board made it very clear that they were not interested in discussing any of the issues we raised and were offended beyond reason that we had called them on their actions.
We ended up sending our children back into the state system, with much trepidation, but lo and behold, our second son, recently baptised, spent a whole weekend school camp witnessing to his fellow students (sometimes preaching to the whole group at once), and our daughter has had many opportunities to witness to her friends and help them to deal with issues like parents divorcing, drink, drugs, and other problems that teenagers these days face.
We have seen what lukewarm and religious Christians can do to the faith of unsuspecting children in ‘christian’ schools (the issues above were not just isolated to one case) and we decided that we would rather our children faced the world system and have their faith tested by the unsaved than have their faith undermined by educators who claim to be doing all in the name of Christ.
We live in difficult times and each must make decisions as the Lord leads them, but I thought you might be interested in what is happening on this side of the world in the religious system.
"Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." Matthew 6: 31-34
"But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him! Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows." Luke 12:5-7
Anita from Australia
Background information: Cultural Marxism | The UN Seizure of Parental Rights
Spiritual Warfare: Undermining Christian faith | Mandatory Training in Orwellian Thinking
Brainwashing in America | A New Way of Thinking