Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"... the rotting corpse of Christianity ..."

Why I'm Homeschooling, Reason #286:

"I am convinced that the battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers that correctly perceive their role as proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes and respects the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being...

The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and new -- the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent with the promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of 'love thy neighbor' will finally be achieved."

- Humanist author John J. Dunphy, from "A Religion for a New Age, The New Faith of Humanism and Teachers" in The Humanist magazine, Jan-Feb 1983 (Vol. 43, No. 1)

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