On the other hand Warnings for Homeschoolers: Making the Decision is dreadful.
Here is what I believe is the key question around which the decision to homeschool centers:
"Quality," in line with a post I wrote several weeks ago, implies that the education is both thoroughly Christian (i.e., from a Christian, Bible-based worldview) and academically challenging.
- What is, in the will of God, the best option for providing quality Christian education to my children?
Personally I think a lot more should factor into your decision.
- Can your family afford to homeschool.
- Do you enjoy learning and can you convey that enthusiasm to your children/students.
- Are you willing to research and teach new scientific evidence and new historical evidence that overturns your cherished beliefs.
- Do you embrace learning about new cultures and beliefs and exploring the world.
Basing the education of your children and your world view on a book that is riddled with inconsistencies and outright forgeries seems extremely foolish.
~Professor Bart D. Ehrman
- Only 8 of the 27 books of the New Testament were actually written by the authors to whom they're attributed. Others are likely forgeries.
- The gospels provide remarkably divergent portrayals of Jesus.
- The message of the Apostle Paul and the message of gospel writer Matthew are completely at odds over the question of whether a follower of Jesus also had to observe the Jewish law.
- The Nicene Creed and the Trinity were constructs of the later church and are not found in the pages of the Bible.
- Traditional doctrines such as the suffering Messiah, the divinity of Christ, and the notion of heaven and hell are not based on the teachings of the historical Jesus.
- The commonly told story of Jesus -- his birth, death, and resurrection is actually a composite of four vastly different gospel narratives.
Many Homeschoolers use secular materials to educate their children, and are NOT interested in indoctrinating their children with a thoroughly Christian Bible-based worldview. Most homeschoolers make it a point to educate themselves on the newest scientific and historical findings. Ken does not speak for all homeschoolers and he should not pretend to do so.