Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Home Education

"Basic to the calling of every child is to be a member of a family. Virtually all children will some day become husbands and wives, and fathers or mothers. The statist school is destructive of this calling. Its attempts to meet the need are essentially external and mechanical, i.e., home economics courses, sex education, and the like. But the essential training for family life is family life and a family-oriented school and society. It means Biblical education. It means discipline, and training in godly relationships."

~ R.J. Rushdoony (from The Institutes of Biblical Law, page 184)


Kyle Shepherd said...

That book is the most influential one I’ve ever read. What are your thoughts on it?

Peter Bringe said...

Sorry I haven't replied until now. I am in the middle of it, but what I've read I've really enjoyed. Rushdoony's style takes a little to get used to, but it definitely a worthwhile read. It is good to read for its historical value as well; the book has influenced many leaders of today.