Here are a couple of quotes that I read in a book called "Gods of the
New Age" by Caryl Matrisciana. These quotes are from some people who
are at the fore-front of The New Age Movement, or are indoctrinated to
the teachings ascribed to them.
At a seminar on childhood education in 1973, Dr. Pierce, a Professor of
Education and Psychiatry at Harvard University, made this statement,
which was reaffirmed in a phone conversation in March 1983:
"Every child in America entering school at the age of five is
mentally ill, because he comes to school with certain allegiances
toward our founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward
his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural Being, toward the
sovereignty of his nation as a seperate entity.
It's up to you teachers to make all of these sick children well
by creating the international children of the future."
New Age proponents are placing some remarkable responsibilities upon
our teachers. In an article titled "A Religion for a New Age",
published in The Humanist, Jan./Feb. 1983, page 26, we find these
"...the battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the
public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their
roles as the proslytizers of a new faith...
The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between
the old and the new - the rotting corpse of Christianity...and the
new faith of Humanism."
The goal? Divide and conquer. The parents are discredited. Their
"out-of-date Judeo-Christian belief system" is ripped to shreds behind
their backs. And just as covertly, the doctrines of humanism and
Eastern mysticism are taught - without apology or explanation.
As Christians, it is up to us to make people aware of the subtle attack
that is being waged against our young people. Do you have children in public
schools? Are you up on what is being taught to them? One of the main
thrusts of the New Agers is to cause divisions in the family structure
so that they will be able to teach them a new mind-set. A new way of
approaching life's circumstances. A NEW AGE THOUGHT PATTERN! If you are
a Believer in God's Holy Word, there is no reason for you not to teach
those things that you wish your child to know. In Proverbs we read,
"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is older, he will
not depart from it." Are you training your children? I believe that now
is the time we should concentrate on the youth. Never put off tomorrow
that which should be done today.
* Recommended reading:
Hunt, Dave. The Cult Explosion.
Peace, Prosperity, and the Coming Holocaust.
The Seduction of Christianity.
McDowell, Josh and Don Stewart. Handbook of Today's Religions.
Michaelson, Johanna. The Beautiful Side of Evil.
Schlafly, Phyllis. Child Abuse in the Classroom.
Special Collection Journal, Winter 1984. Spiritual Counterfeits
Project, Box 2418, Berkeley, CA. 94702