Have you ever heard of scientism? Scientism is when science becomes a religion for some, and when certain topics become taboo to question. It’s when scientists declare “the science is settled” when in fact, true science is NEVER settled.
It’s when social media platforms shut down certain subjects in an effort to suppress debate.
It’s when scientific theories that have never been proven are pushed by authorities and mainstream science as being 100% true.
Unfortunately, most of the science being taught to children today falls under this category. Even homeschoolers aren’t always safe.
The same holds true for what I call hypothetical history. There’s much about history, especially ancient history, that we really don’t have concrete answers to, yet we are consistently having only one point-of-view impressed upon us – that which is most convenient to the status quo.
As homeschool parents, it is up to us to teach our children the critical thinking skills that are sorely lacking in the world today. It’s up to us to teach our children to seek out and weigh ALL evidence, not just that which is handed to us.
In today’s world, this has become more important than ever.
Once upon a time, a “village” was a community of closely knit individuals and extended family. They were people who lived life together and genuinely cared about one another. Since they spent so much time together, they were often beside other families as their children grew.
For all intents and purposes, that village is gone.
Today, more than ever, the “it takes a village…” adage is pushed more than ever…especially by collectivists. Unfortunately, the village they’re referring to doesn’t even closely resemble the village that saying actually refers to. It’s an entirely different entity altogether, and you’d do well to protect your children from it.
This is the last post/video I’ll be making on this topic (unless it becomes necessary), but I just wanted to share with you this fantastic article on deciphering what is classified as homeschooling and what is not.
The author, Tina Hollenbeck, is so thorough, and she perfectly described WHY the distinction is important.