"At school Marjorie had been taught what I may best describe as Muffled Christianity - a temperate and discreet system designed primarily not to irritate parents, in which the painful symbol of the crucifixion and the riddle of what Salvation was to save her from, and indeed, the coarser aspects of religion generally, were entirely subordinate to images of amiable perambulations, and a rich mist of finer feelings. She had been shielded, not only from arguments against her religion, but from arguments for it - the two things go together - and I do not think it was particularly her fault if she was now growing up like the great majority of respectable English people, with her religious faculty, as it were, artificially faded, and an acquired disposition to regard any speculation of why she was, and whence and whither, as rather foolish, not very important, and in the very worst possible taste."
-H.G. Wells, Marriage
I wish I could say differently of my Christian school education. Thank God for the few great teachers who rose above this description. Thank God for teachers (such as my brother) who push young adults in their thoughts and provide them with a rock to stand on as they prepare to meet the real world.
*Post note: I am indeed grateful for the education I received, and not in the least putting Christian schools at the bottom of the educational list. Each system of education requires the diligence of the parent to oversee and guide that education. There are certainly dangers and flaws wherever our children are educated...including the home, private school or public school.
That said, I did identify with this quote. It is a battle to fight and not ignore; but worth fighting...and I believe it can be changed.