As societies evolve, the meaning of words change to reflect this evolution. In the early stages of American history, character referred to personality, nature and qualities. One of the synonyms for character is ethos, where we derive the Greek term ethics. Ethics is the system of philosophy where individuals develop their basis for defining right and wrong. Today, character education focuses on an initiative to foster global citizenship.
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out, Proverbs 10:9.
Based upon the United Nations global education initiative, character education is based upon three core philosophies: humanism, socialism and utilitarianism. Utilitarianism teaches actions are right if they are useful or for the benefit of a majority. Socialism advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. Finally, humanism denies the presence of a Creator, seeking solely rational ways of solving human problems. Signed by former president Obama, this curriculum is now being implemented into public education within K-12 schools across the country.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect, Romans 12:2.
When I first heard of Character Education on the Rush Limbaugh Show, I thought this sounds good, a step in the right direction. Yet, as I began to hear and read more about this as a former teacher, I was horrified. This attempt to erase the biblical influences within the foundation of America is unsettling. Nonetheless, unless parents begin to challenge what their children are being taught, the true history of America will be forgotten. May this blog awaken believers to stand up to this indoctrination by studying and teaching God’s divine intervention upon the founding fathers of this country.
by Jay Mankus