Where are all the secular homeschoolers?
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joyride

Memphis, TN

#122 Jan 30, 2012
snschick wrote:
Why don't you think your children should learn aBout christianity along with their normal school actiVities. Are they better than the fundamentals this country was founded on?
...Thomas Jefferson drew up the Constitution with a Qur'an on his desk. The whole reason the first Anglo-Saxons came to this country was so that they could worship freely.

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#123 Jan 30, 2012
Many of the founding fathers came to this country on the basis of quakerism. Which is rarely praCticed today and it is a form of christianity. Thomas jefferson was a proffessed diest but also practiced many quacker traditions. A long with George WasHington and John adams they all had very strong roots in christianity. They came here to practice religious freedom. Some may have not been christians But that is what this country is founded on religious freedom. If you choose not to be Christian I am sorry for you. But as a Christian I know what becomes of those who don't believe. Revelations says those who don't follow in the lord jesus will Burn when the world comes while his faithful servants of the lord will rise above the hell and damntion to spend eternity in the land of milk and honey.
joyride

Memphis, TN

#124 Jan 30, 2012
snschick wrote:
Many of the founding fathers came to this country on the basis of quakerism. Which is rarely praCticed today and it is a form of christianity. Thomas jefferson was a proffessed diest but also practiced many quacker traditions. A long with George WasHington and John adams they all had very strong roots in christianity. They came here to practice religious freedom. Some may have not been christians But that is what this country is founded on religious freedom. If you choose not to be Christian I am sorry for you. But as a Christian I know what becomes of those who don't believe. Revelations says those who don't follow in the lord jesus will Burn when the world comes while his faithful servants of the lord will rise above the hell and damntion to spend eternity in the land of milk and honey.
Yeah, the Qur'an says similar things, but you don't follow those rules, do you?

Since: Mar 11

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#125 Jan 30, 2012
snschick wrote:
Many of the founding fathers came to this country on the basis of quakerism. Which is rarely praCticed today and it is a form of christianity. Thomas jefferson was a proffessed diest but also practiced many quacker traditions. A long with George WasHington and John adams they all had very strong roots in christianity. They came here to practice religious freedom. Some may have not been christians But that is what this country is founded on religious freedom. If you choose not to be Christian I am sorry for you. But as a Christian I know what becomes of those who don't believe. Revelations says those who don't follow in the lord jesus will Burn when the world comes while his faithful servants of the lord will rise above the hell and damntion to spend eternity in the land of milk and honey.
Really , you know , you been to heaven or hell ? No I don't think so.

I'll address them separately. Hell, as you describe it, did not come from Judaism but was borrowed (stolen) from the Greeks.

Haters; I don't hate the LORD aka Jesus aka God or whatever name you want to give this being you put your faith in. My position is that this beings existence has yet to be proven and thus hatred for an unsubstantiated being is nonsensical.

Heaven; like Hell, is a place which is claimed to exists through revealed knowledge but never supported by evidence.

Grace; the unmerited mercy that God gave to us makes the assumption that this being exists and as this assumption isn't supported by evidence or reasoned argument the assertion of Grace falls apart.

Rejection; "How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the miraculous signs I have performed among them?" Numbers 14:11

This passage is interesting because God is angry that His people refuse to believe in him AFTER being shown miraculous signs, evidence, of his existence. Now you probably expect me to assume that because these events are written about in the Bible I should believe them to but that logic fails as it would be another appeal to authority. If I witnessed what Moses was said to have witnessed I would be inclined to belief in this being. The problem is that the book of Moses shows signs of being authored long after the events are supposed to have happened. This means, for the time, the account would be highly unreliable if it even happened at all.

Rebellious; against what? You have to substantiate the being you claims has magical powers and this being has authority over my life before you can charge anyone with being a rebel.

Ridicule; this is what I do to your assertions and magical claims, sure, because they are unfounded and you refuse to see that.

Saves; What Jesus did for you; Savior - All that appears to have been made up by Saul after having his vision on the Daminion road. Please realize that this vision occurred some 20 years after the death of Jesus was suppose to have happened.

I hope you appreciate my addressing your points and not simply dismissing the whole long droning references to your magical book as appeals to authority.
CJC86

South Sioux City, NE

#126 Dec 8, 2012
Non-Religious Mom wrote:
Aren't there any other secular homeschool families in Jackson? Surely we can't be alone. I'm tired of having to deal with the religious nutjobs in the local homeschool group who act like we're insane when we answer, "No, we don't have a church family & don't want one. But thanks." (And god forbid you want to teach your child actual science instead of Creationism. But I have no desire to start on that discussion.)
I just would like to know if there are any other families homeschooling in Jackson who don't act like rejects from "Sister Wives" or "20 Kids & Counting".
And before anyone blasts me with "Why do you homeschool? So you think you're too good to send your kid to public school?", I'll just go ahead & say it's none of your business WHY we homeschool.
I know this post was made a while back, still hoping for a response though! I am considering homeschooling, and am in the same boat with not being able to find a secular homeschool group or family. I'd very much like to find and talk to other homeschooling mothers about their experiences with it. So, if you or anyone else reading could help me out, I'd appreciate it very much!
me Too

United States

#127 Feb 7, 2013
I am a little late, but agree completely. I homeschool and am seeking friends for myself and son.
Non-Religious Mom wrote:
Aren't there any other secular homeschool families in Jackson? Surely we can't be alone. I'm tired of having to deal with the religious nutjobs in the local homeschool group who act like we're insane when we answer, "No, we don't have a church family & don't want one. But thanks." (And god forbid you want to teach your child actual science instead of Creationism. But I have no desire to start on that discussion.)
I just would like to know if there are any other families homeschooling in Jackson who don't act like rejects from "Sister Wives" or "20 Kids & Counting".
And before anyone blasts me with "Why do you homeschool? So you think you're too good to send your kid to public school?", I'll just go ahead & say it's none of your business WHY we homeschool.
Pam

United States

#128 Feb 7, 2013
We live in Jackson but actually belong to a secular homeschool group in Memphis. It's called Homeschoolers of Memphis Eclectic (HoME). Wish we had enough interest here in Jackson to start our own group!
EvolutionMan

Jackson, TN

#129 Feb 8, 2013
Pam wrote:
We live in Jackson but actually belong to a secular homeschool group in Memphis. It's called Homeschoolers of Memphis Eclectic (HoME). Wish we had enough interest here in Jackson to start our own group!
How many kids per group?
lol

Jackson, TN

#130 Feb 8, 2013
Logic wrote:
The Bible is fiction. God? Santa Claus? Both are big men in robes "watching" us. Stop living in a fantasy land.
Jeez. Christians ruin everything.
Oh i guess Musliums are your people huh? I'm betting you are getting ready to fly a plane into a building.Funny dems usually ruin everything
Anonymous

Jackson, TN

#131 Feb 8, 2013
lol wrote:
<quoted text>Oh i guess Musliums are your people huh? I'm betting you are getting ready to fly a plane into a building.Funny dems usually ruin everything
I believe you have "Muslims" and "Radical Muslims" confused.
Pam

Lexington, TN

#132 Feb 8, 2013
EvolutionMan wrote:
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How many kids per group?
There are probably 50-75 in our Memphis group.

No idea how many there would be in a Jackson-area group. I'd say we could start a good group with maybe 10 or more, so we could get group discounts on field trips, etc.
lol

Jackson, TN

#133 Feb 8, 2013
EvolutionMan wrote:
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I believe you have "Muslims" and "Radical Muslims" confused.
well i guess if you can put all Christians in the same.I can put all the "Radical Musliums" in the same.Have you visited your family in hte zoo yet? I mean if your about "evolution" some monkey,ape or chimpanzee has to be related to you,right?
EvolutionMan

United States

#134 Feb 8, 2013
lol wrote:
<quoted text>well i guess if you can put all Christians in the same.I can put all the "Radical Musliums" in the same.Have you visited your family in hte zoo yet? I mean if your about "evolution" some monkey,ape or chimpanzee has to be related to you,right?
I've never once said such a thing, there is a clear difference between say first Baptist Bemis and the westborro baptist church, which I do consider to be "radical" Christians.

Your obvious ignorance to evolution is blatant at best. Please, before you try to say a shitty insult, at least make your insult make sense.
JesusWasAHippie

Jackson, TN

#135 Feb 11, 2013
This is why I refuse to have kids in this pisshole. Sad that I was raised in this shitty place.
g-spot

Medina, TN

#137 Feb 12, 2013
They're all at trinity. Causing trouble.
LAJ

Jackson, TN

#138 Aug 19, 2014
snschick wrote:
Have u been to church? The bible clearly states all my children shall be equally yolked which means a Christian should only associate with a non Christian if trying to convert them to christianity. I was raised southern baptist. I do not associate myself with those who openly deny God. I don't care what religion you are as long as you worship God the one and only. If you don't the bible not mE says you will burn in tHe fiery pits of hell forever.
No, your Bible does not say that. If that were the case, explain Zaccheus, the woman at the well, etc.. These folks make a good point. Someone asked a question and you lashed out. I do not get the impression that they care to be "yolked" (marriage) to you anyway. You did a wonderful job shaming your religion. Your Jesus must be so pleased.
By the way, original poster, I understand. I homeschool, but not for religious purposes. The school system is sorely lacking. Most homeschool functions ask where you go to church before they ask your name. I have found a few functions that are held at religious centers, but are only school related. Union, for example, does a weekly P.E. in the fall.
Best of luck treading lightly in Jackson. ;)

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