Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Friday, 21 January 2011

Homeschooling Blues

This is based entirely on my opinions of a news article I heard on the radio yesterday. I don't actually have any more facts than what I heard. I have no internet at home, so what I heard is what you've got.

Recently a family was banned from homeschooling in Australia. The reason given was that THEY WERE LEARNING BEYOND THEIR GRADE LEVEL.

Seriously. Don't let those kids be too smart. We can't have that.

The pyschologist / pycharitrist / whatever who was involved in the case (and was on the radio) said that these parents were Asian, and that many Asian parents had unrealistic expectations for their children academicly and that was the issue. "It's just not the way we do things in this country."

Um, hello?

Firstly, it's not like we're teaching our kids all that much in public schools. They aren't hard to beat. They're just not.

Secondly, teaching your children to achieve, whether academically or not is not a crime. And if it is, I plan to break the law.

Thirdly, what's with the racial sterotyping?

Fourth, does that mean I can make my kids super smart if the're white? What if their half Asian? Can they only be half a grade level above their age peers? What if they're black? Dodgy.


Australia's government is ridiculous.

(Note, I did a super-quick google search and found nothing. But I'm angry, so I blogged about it.)

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