Now that school is out for the summer, I feel like I can share a conversation that I had with one of my son’s teachers this last year. The students were studying space; galaxies, planets, stars, and specifically the history of constellations and how to identify different constellations. While in that section, the teacher taught of the constellations affiliated with what is commonly known as the zodiac signs.
I was 100% behind the lessons to this point.
Once they learned about the constellations associated with the zodiac, they were introduced to horoscopes. One step further; they were tasked with looking up their birthday, figuring out their zodiac sign, reading the personality traits associated with that zodiac, and then determining if they were aligned with their zodiac sign.
My son came home that day and pretty innocently mentioned this activity that they’d conducted in class. I must admit, I nearly lost my mind. I asked dozens of questions to the point that Kambell became alarmed that something was clearly not right. I contacted the teacher for further clarification. I expressed my displeasure that Kambell was introduced to something that I believe is pagan and against scripture.
She responded that it was “just a fun way for them to learn about the constellations.”
Ummm. No, no it’s not “just a fun way…” for them to learn anything except the ways of the world and a path that Satan would love to have them on. One that takes this kids away from God, not closer to God. 1 Peter 5:8 (NASB) says, “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to destroy.”
It only takes one introduction to something pagan…one careless thought…one glimpse at a worldly concept…one misstep, which can lead to something so much more sinister.
Please know that I’m very pleased with the public-school education that my child is receiving and I’ve fallen in love with our school district and the teachers dedicated to assisting with raising future productive citizens of our Nation.
Please also know that I recognize that I’m a tad hyper-sensitive to pagan activities, due to having being a practicing Wiccan for seven years.
As a result, please know that I fully understand that some think I’m taking it too far to be upset about my 5th grader learning about horoscopes.
Those some who think I’m taking it too far…they won’t be in front of God one day justifying how they raised this child. They will be accountable for their own actions and behaviors. As for me, I don’t want to explain to God why I made decisions (or allowed others around my child) to decide to introduce him to less-than-Godly behaviors. Scripture shows us in 2 Corinthians and Romans that we will each be accountable.
“For we must all appear before the judgement seat of Christ, so that each one may receive compensation for his deeds done through the body, in accordance with what he has done, whether good or bad.” ~2 Corinthians 5:10 (NASB)
“So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.” ~Romans 14:12 (NASB)
When someone says “it’s just for fun,” but you still have unrest about the scenario in your heart, you should listen. That is often the nudge of the Holy Spirit for you to further analyze and pray about the situation. Remember also, you stand before the judgment seat by yourself. Are you comfortable reporting to God regarding your behaviors, thoughts, and actions?
Finally, remember that what is fun for some is likely folly for others.