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smh

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#1 Dec 10, 2012
Any parent is dumb to send their innocent kids there. It is horrible, and no kid should go there
big mama

Lexington, NC

#2 Dec 13, 2012
So what you r saying is your a gayyy black man?
big mama

Lexington, NC

#3 Dec 13, 2012
I say it is a cult.
DownLo

United States

#4 Dec 13, 2012
christians build their own hell.

enjoy.
smh

United States

#5 Dec 13, 2012
It is a cult , and kids that go there turn out way worse and more wild then children in public schools,
big mama

Lexington, NC

#6 Dec 13, 2012
I may not go that far
Education

Weaverville, NC

#7 Dec 13, 2012
The education there is terrible! Most of the teachers barely have high school diplomas! Little time is spent on the basics and most of the time being indoctrinated with Leviticus bible verses! Also I wouldn't send my kid there some of their former teachers have had problems with "keeping their hands to themselves"! Pretty scary!
Former NMCS Student

Marion, NC

#8 Dec 14, 2012
I actually went to New Manna Christian School for a couple of years and graduated from there. I thought I'd share my thoughts & experience there.

Some of my education was very good, while other parts of it were bad. For example, the school's English classes were really good, in my opinion. I feel like I was given a very solid education on how to properly use the English language. We also had very good literature and spelling/vocabulary programs. History was adequate. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great, either. I felt like it was on the same level as public schools, except for the fact that Christianity was mixed into the curriculum. Math and science were horrible. Science was basically "Evolution is a lie" (The New Manna pastor even did a week of teaching my biology class how to disprove Evolution using Christianity). Math... it was horrible. In Algebra I we only got to page 87 of a 400+ textbook, and we were completely unprepared for Algebra II, having to learn basic concepts before we could even begin the book. I had to take foundational Math classes in college because I could not qualify for college-level mathematics. Other classes were okay. For Spanish, all we did was use Rosetta Stone, which wasn't too bad. Bible Class was essentially either the preacher trying to get everyone to act emotional and cry or being publicly humiliated for misquoting Bible verses (if we missed a word, we had to sing "I'm A Little Teapot" or a similar song and do the motions to it in front of the entire class, and if you didn't you got yelled at/written up). Computer classes were adequate.

On Wednesdays, we had chapel. We had to dress up in 1950s church attire and listen to a local or regional IFB preacher preach. It wasn't that bad except for the emotionally charged guilt tripping that was abundant. We were scolded if we didn't say "amen" or raise our hands like we were praising God. Also, most of the sermons were trying to scare people into following the church's agenda. They would often have days where they'd have students that "got right with god" bring in their secular items and destroy them publicly. We had lots of CD smashing/burning events.

The student body was made up of 1) children of church members who wanted to shelter them from the cesspool of sin called "public school" despite the fact that their own church supposedly taught to "go out into the world and be a witness", 2) children of parents who didn't like public school and thought a private school might be better for their child, and 3) people who were either bullied in Public School or were troublemakers. The student body was small and not very diverse. I was in constant fear of being in trouble. You could get in trouble for lots of things there, like forgetting to wear a belt.

The school wasn't absolutely terrible, and I feel like I got a good education, other than science and math. But I do wish that I would have stayed in public school. I feel like I would have been much happier with people I could relate to. Also, it would have spared me the years of being brainwashed into the group's fundamentalist dogma. I hope it doesn't sound like I'm attacking the church/school, because that's not what I'm trying to do. I just wanted to share my experiences there. I do believe the church/school are cult-like, but I don't think that all the kids that go there turn out worse than kids at other schools necessarily; some may just not be as motivated to try/succeed due to the extreme, sheltered ways in which they were raised. It kind of makes me sad; I feel like some students that go there are set up for failure due to nobody motivating them to continue their education/get a good paying job, and instead asking them to limit themselves - their dreams, ambitions, and talents - to the pages of an archaic translation of a 2,000-year-old book, whose stories may or may not be relevant to modern life experiences.
Rick Oliver

Marion, NC

#9 Dec 14, 2012
Most churches around here are cults. I keep my kids as far from that as possible.
Former member

Rock Hill, SC

#10 Dec 18, 2012
My son went there when I was going to New Manna church. That was back when DC was still there. Every church member is pressured to send their kids to school there and make you feel stupid if you don't. Like you are winding your kids to hell if you send them to public school. Glad I got my son out of there early on. And by the way, most of the "church kids" there were really mean to my son because we didn't have the nice things that they had. We put him in public school in Jr. High and our son did great and got along very well there and in high school. Graduated with high honors.- boy, you should have seen the reaction of other parents toward us for pulling him out of New Manna. We eventually left the church and are now serving in another church. Looking back, I can clearly see the dogmatic doctrine that people there are subject to.

Since: Jan 13

Marion, NC

#11 Jan 31, 2013
smh wrote:
It is a cult , and kids that go there turn out way worse and more wild then children in public schools,
You feel like you are trapped there and students there think that they everything but they really not and if you do get into trouble outside the school they treat you completely different that's what my daughter said so I took her out because of how they treated her
lol

Marion, NC

#12 Feb 2, 2013
i went there for since i was in third grade graduated from there in 05 i am now a convicted felon go figure "cult" some of the teachers had good itintions but i wouldnt send my kid there
McGuire

Shelbyville, TN

#13 Mar 24, 2013
Former NMCS Student wrote:
I actually went to New Manna Christian School for a couple of years and graduated from there. I thought I'd share my thoughts & experience there.
Some of my education was very good, while other parts of it were bad. For example, the school's English classes were really good, in my opinion. I feel like I was given a very solid education on how to properly use the English language. We also had very good literature and spelling/vocabulary programs. History was adequate. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great, either. I felt like it was on the same level as public schools, except for the fact that Christianity was mixed into the curriculum. Math and science were horrible. Science was basically "Evolution is a lie" (The New Manna pastor even did a week of teaching my biology class how to disprove Evolution using Christianity). Math... it was horrible. In Algebra I we only got to page 87 of a 400+ textbook, and we were completely unprepared for Algebra II, having to learn basic concepts before we could even begin the book. I had to take foundational Math classes in college because I could not qualify for college-level mathematics. Other classes were okay. For Spanish, all we did was use Rosetta Stone, which wasn't too bad. Bible Class was essentially either the preacher trying to get everyone to act emotional and cry or being publicly humiliated for misquoting Bible verses (if we missed a word, we had to sing "I'm A Little Teapot" or a similar song and do the motions to it in front of the entire class, and if you didn't you got yelled at/written up). Computer classes were adequate.
On Wednesdays, we had chapel. We had to dress up in 1950s church attire and listen to a local or regional IFB preacher preach. It wasn't that bad except for the emotionally charged guilt tripping that was abundant. We were scolded if we didn't say "amen" or raise our hands like we were praising God. Also, most of the sermons were trying to scare people into following the church's agenda. They would often have days where they'd have students that "got right with god" bring in their secular items and destroy them publicly. We had lots of CD smashing/burning events.
The student body was made up of 1) children of church members who wanted to shelter them from the cesspool of sin called "public school" despite the fact that their own church supposedly taught to "go out into the world and be a witness", 2) children of parents who didn't like public school and thought a private school might be better for their child, and 3) people who were either bullied in Public School or were troublemakers. The student body was small and not very diverse. I was in constant fear of being in trouble. You could get in trouble for lots of things there, like forgetting to wear a belt.
The school wasn't absolutely terrible, and I feel like I got a good education, other than science and math. But I do wish that I would have stayed in public school. I feel like I would have been much happier with people I could relate to. Also, it would have spared me the years of being brainwashed into the group's fundamentalist dogma. I hope it doesn't sound like I'm attacking the church/school, because that's not what I'm trying to do. I just wanted to share my experiences there. I do believe the church/school are cult-like, but I don't think that all the kids that go there turn out worse than kids at other schools necessarily; some may just not be as motivated to try/succeed due to the extreme, sheltered ways in which they were raised. It kind of makes me sad; I feel like some students that go there are set up for failure due to nobody motivating them to continue their education/get a good paying job, and instead asking them to limit themselves - their dreams, ambitions, and talents - to the pages of an archaic translation of a 2,000-year-old book, whose stories may or may not be relevant to modern life experiences.
. You are so full of it.
LOL

United States

#14 Mar 24, 2013
It's a cult!!!! CULT CULT CULT CULT CULT!!!!! Brainwashing weirdos about to drink the cool-aid people better watch out
Beware

Weaverville, NC

#15 Mar 24, 2013
Stay away far away!
Math head

Marion, NC

#16 Mar 24, 2013
I don't know what actually goes on there but math and science, particularly math are exceedingly important. Many educators and industrialist feel our public schools are falling way behind other industrialized countries in this regard. Many feel this is why America is lagging behind in technology and why many of our high tech jobs are filled by foreign graduated on work visa. When I first moved here we were approached by some New Manna members to join the church. They had no problem explaining why Catholics were going to hell, not knowing I was catholic. It was kind of an eye opening turn off from the get go.
merry widow

Burnsville, NC

#17 Mar 24, 2013
Math head wrote:
I don't know what actually goes on there but math and science, particularly math are exceedingly important. Many educators and industrialist feel our public schools are falling way behind other industrialized countries in this regard. Many feel this is why America is lagging behind in technology and why many of our high tech jobs are filled by foreign graduated on work visa. When I first moved here we were approached by some New Manna members to join the church. They had no problem explaining why Catholics were going to hell, not knowing I was catholic. It was kind of an eye opening turn off from the get go.
They are also teaching that child molesting is acceptable and women are less than human.The members of that place will be guilty of turnnng more people away from God than any church sense Sun Rise and darril worley.
Not firsthand

United States

#18 Jun 12, 2013
merry widow wrote:
<quoted text> They are also teaching that child molesting is acceptable and women are less than human.The members of that place will be guilty of turnnng more people away from God than any church sense Sun Rise and darril worley.
So, you go to NMCS? You know people who go there? Or people who work there? You have all your facts straight? One word of advice...unless you see it with your own eyes(firsthand)or hear it with your own ears(first hand) don't invent it with your small mind and share it with your ignorant mouth!
Yes I know firsthand

Marion, NC

#19 Jun 14, 2013
Not firsthand wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you go to NMCS? You know people who go there? Or people who work there? You have all your facts straight? One word of advice...unless you see it with your own eyes(firsthand)or hear it with your own ears(first hand) don't invent it with your small mind and share it with your ignorant mouth!
I, for one, do know firsthand. I attended New Manna Christian School for a few years for a few years before switching schools because the intense pressure and judgmental stares were too much.
Many see it as a good program due to the morals and cristianity that they force on the kids who go there. Which can work out well for the student, IF they are accepted. If you start going there and are labelled as an 'outsider' as I was, you will be severely judged. The teachers treat you differently, pointing you out for your different beliefs and turning the other kids who have went there for most of their lives against you. If you even suggest the probabibility of a different opinion or belief or opinion other than their own, you are shut down with no proof that their belief is right or even consideration of your own opinion.
Boys and girls have to stay 6 INCHES AWAY FROM EACHOTHER AT ALL TIMES! Seriously? As if a couple holding hands is going to cause them to start gyrating against each other in the middle of the hallway. Teenagers are generally not happy there. The rules are insane, making you wear a skirt or dress beneath the knee and a polo if you are a girl, or pants, belt, and polo if you are a guy.
Don't even get me started on the education. P.E. is so pathetic. There are no organized activities, you can basically sit down most of the time. Every class is focused around the bible, especially Science. It basically says that evolution is a lie and gives no proof of why. I, myself, do not believe in evolution, but I would have still liked to have learned the counterpoint of it all. Also, some of the teachers do not even have actual degrees! The current Spanish teacher can not speak a lick of Spanish. There are no extracurricular classes and very, very, few electives. I'm not even sure that they are a accredited school. That'll look great on college applications, huh. I could say so much more on this, but I won't.
The teachers treat you like absolute shit if they don't like you. One teacher in particular, whose name I won't mention out of respect, not that she deserves any. She is the epitome of a hateful, judgmental woman who makes fun of teenagers in front of their peers and gets away with it.
Many of the teenagers who attend feel trapped and like are being held under the looking glass, with the pressure of being perfect directly on them. Many rebel because of this and turn out worse than many of the kids who go to a public school.
There is so much more I could say, but I'll stop here.
Lol

Marion, NC

#20 Jun 14, 2013
McGuire wrote:
<quoted text>. You are so full of it.
What an educated and intelligent response to such an elaborate statement. Bravo to you.

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