Confanity says that my assertion that there is no education apart from religion is easily disproven. I beg to differ. The quote:
math, language arts, history, science, and all the other necessary fundamentals of a comprehensive education are by their very nature “apart from” religion
And how do you prove that statement?
To me, it is easily disproven. All history changes when seen in light of a different god. The Crusades may have been an abomination or a sad and highly exaggerated mistake, depending on which worldview you embrace. Hitler’s Germany was either an atrocity or it didn’t really happen—both views are taught.
Even geography changes. For instance, Muslim textbooks show a country called Palestine (which is actually the country of Israel.) To them, Israel doesn’t exist, because their god says it should not. Current events are also variable, according to which source you choose to believe.
Evolution is taught as science, but really it’s nothing more than religion. There is a great deal of evidence that disproves it, and none that proves it. In order to believe that all things gradually grew from primordial ooze, you must have faith, just as you must have faith to believe that God created everything.
Language arts must be taught using words, and the words must say something. What literature you choose to expose the child to will influence their choices and their view of the world, thus their religion.
The way I see it, the only subject that may possibly be taught without reference to religion is math. If you really think you were taught all these things in a vacuum, you need to get out of your bubble and explore the other viewpoints. Just because something is in a textbook does NOT mean it is Truth.
We must choose which worldview we will embrace, and that inevitably leads to indoctrinating our children with it, whether we want to or not. As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD! Joshua 24:15