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Letter: Schools teach kids to think of themselves as gods

| February 3, 2022 1:00 AM

If I thought I was God Almighty I could be a real pain from the time I got on the school bus until they packed me off to detention. If it’s all about me, why share the playground equipment, why take turns if I’m the big man on campus, and what is my recourse if I am challenged, or worse, disciplined?

The Bible said, “You shall be as gods,” but that’s Satan’s promise. My dad said, “Love God and love your neighbor.” You don’t hear that in school. Dr. King said, “Judge my kid by the content of his character, not by the color of his skin.”

Teaching “you shall be as gods” is either out of the pit of hell or out of the schools’ self-esteem curriculum, or maybe both. So when you read about threats and violence and bullying in schools, don’t ask me how I feel about it.

Harold Hochstatter

Moses Lake