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For another perspective on this whole debate, my husband and I have been listening to many of Dr. Davis’ messages (see Family Alternatives in Past Why We Homeschool Site of the Month links). In either the message Changing the Heart of a Rebel, or The Secret to Becoming Strong, Dr. Davis mentioned he would rather a person was a God-fearing ignoramus than an educated fool. If someone fears God, which I believe means, he acknowledges not only God’s existence, but also His sovreignty by reason of His existence, and has submitted his life to Him accordingly, seeking to serve and worship Him in the manner God has prescribed, i.e., through faith in Jesus Christ our Lord, then that person has begun to be wise: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,” (Proverbs 9:10). The God-fearing ignoramus won’t stay that way long, because “the ear of the wise seeks knowledge,” (Proverbs 18:15). But “the fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God,’” (Psalms 14:1). An evolutionist scientist is an educated fool; an abortion doctor is an educated fool. I agree with Dr. Davis; if you can only teach one, teach the heart to be wise. But we do not have to only teach one. We can teach the heart to be wise, and the mind to reason. Faith and reason do not contradict each other at all, but truth, which God personifies, is established by proper inquiry and investigation. The excess of the Renaissance, which undoubtedly Martin Luther was preaching against, was elevating human reason to a place above God Himself. Faith teaches us the limits of human reason, that there is thought higher than humans can reason or understand (Isaiah 55:8-9).

We homeschool to avoid the mistakes of educationism, false education, in both government and private schools, in neglecting the teaching of reason to indoctrinate in humanism or Christianism, rather than teaching truth, “difficult disciplines”, and “difficult doctrine”, if we will listen.

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