Anyway, I was listening to the Christian radio in California one day and a gentleman came on for a brief monologue about schooling. He was oh-so-briefly covering the options; public, private, home-school, tutors, etc. In the end, he was happy that he had decided to home-school his children, enlisting the help of some tutors. Personally I think home-schooling can be done right, so I don't hold a generic prejudice against it, and in turn I could not judge this man for that decision or for encouraging others to do so. Had he left it at that, it would have been no harm, no foul. But he didn't.
This guy's closing comment of the commentary was:
"Remember, it is better to edify the spirit than to educate the mind."Now that I do have a prejudice against. The trouble is that what he said is the logical conclusion of the Christian faith, and other faiths as well. With eternity at stake, is it more important to teach your children Algebra and Biology or to develop an enduring love for God/Jesus within them? And so, at their offspring's and our nation's peril, ill-equipped children are released into the world cloaked in a stupor of religion. Is that really "good?"
Personally, I don't see why this is an either/or proposition. If your faith is real, wouldn't you want to both edify the spirits and educate the minds of your children, so that when they come into the real world they can defend themselves and their beliefs rationally? I wouldn't accept an either/or choice.