In a perfect world, from a Christian point of view of course we’d like to see our country one nation under Jehovah God. Yet scripture tells us we live in a fallen world that lies in sin and wickedness. It should come as no surprise that there are pagans (or non-believers) among us. Matthew 5:13 tells us we are the salt of the earth, meaning we are the preservatives in our infected world. In other words, our lives should cause a thirst for the righteousness of God in the ungodly world in which we live.
What I do find disturbing is the school’s “Dragon Academy”, in which elementary and middle school-aged students are taught pagan practices and spellwork. Since the old-school craft that I knew had ethics whereby children were not taught the ways of the craft unless they had a parent involved that granted permission, I checked out their website to see what they had to say. While they seem to be adhering to having parental involvement, I found nothing that said the parent had to be Wiccan. This concerns me. An unknowing parent could easily sign up little “Tommy” thinking witchcraft just a fantasy when the wand in their little darling’s hand is actually real. In the Times article, Starr RavenHawk, founder and Wiccan priestess is quoted “But if people really knew what we are about, they would know that studying to become a good witch is no different than studying to become a good Catholic.” I’d respectfully disagree, in fact there is a big difference when it comes to teaching a 5 year old magick compared to the rosary. Any good witch knows that magick is not something to be taken lightly.
So then… how shall we respond to a pagan academy among us? We are to let our light shine before men, that they may see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven. If we our allowing His light to shine through our lives, our actions will reflect the very nature of Christ… love, compassion and forgiveness. This would be one lesson they would never have expected.
©By S. A. Tower, 2013