CSCOPE: Anti-Christian Authors

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 CSCOPE is Hiding World History Lessons from Parents
Parents are not allowed to view CSCOPE lessons. World History have anti-Christian lessons.

The anti-Christian author, Dr Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe is one of CSCOPE’s reference authors.

A CSCOPE World History lessons directs groups of students to read “Christianity and the Roman Empire”, an online article by  Dr Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe.

Throughout the article, Christians are referred to as a cult. Following is an exert from the article:

“Contemporary pagan and Christian sources preserve other accusations leveled against the Christians. These included charges of incest and cannibalism, probably resulting from garbled accounts of the rites which Christians celebrated in necessary secrecy, being the agape (the ‘love-feast’) and the Eucharist (partaking of the body and blood of Christ). “

 

CSCOPE is an instructional material created and sold by Texas Education Service Centers, such as Region 12 in Waco and Region 13 in Austin.

The Texas State Education Service Centers have forgotten they are to perform a service, which includes helping schools choose affordable –quality instruction material aligned with the TEKS.

I have not seen a TEKS that describes Christianity as a cult or Christians as cannibals, must less incestuous.

Why are our state education agencies presenting Christianity as a cult and worse? Contact your state education service center and find out. Names CSCOPE directors and contact information. 

 

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  2. Janice, hello. Thanks for posting info and reviews of the CSCOPE curriculum; today is the first time I’m hearing of it. I’m a Bible-teacher who is also keenly interested in political movements, especially in the U.S. (I’m Canadian). Like you, I reject progressive education. However, in this particular post of yours, my impression is that you’ve misunderstood at least part of what the article in question is saying. (Bear in mind that I say the following as a dyed-in-the-wool Bible-believer!)

    First of all, there’s a difference between the common pejorative sense of the term “cult”–and the academic, technical sense. Context determines the meaning. The article strikes me as being of the academic variety. The academic sense of “cult” conveys the idea of a system of formal religious veneration, a system of religious beliefs and ritual. The focus here is on the *systematization*, as opposed to something that is fluid and unorganized. In this context, “cult” isn’t a bad word.

    Secondly, the snippet you quoted *does not* put down Christianity. It conveys, instead, what the early church’s pagan opponents *believed* about Christians. Notice that the author doesn’t say “this is what Christians were doing.” Rather, she observes that these were “accusations” and “charges” leveled against Christians by their opponents. Why would you react negatively to such an observation of something that occurred in that period of Christian history?

    Overall, you may be correct in your assessment of CSCOPE, and off the top, I believe you are. But in this particular instance you’ve been unfair to the author of the BBC article.

    Best regards,
    Andy Doerksen

    • Andy,
      I researched the author and found a pattern of an anti-Christian theme in her work. Also, this article was to be part of the CSCOPE material about Christianity– I do appreciate you comments and after you have seen the pro-Islamic material in the CSCOPE lessons, this article used as an example for Christianity has a negative tone.
      Actually, I do not support teaching religion in public schools K-12. Comparing the religions is one thing, reading selected verses from the Koran that praise Allah and credit him with the creation of the universe is not acceptable.

      • This is a fair response. Yes, it’s quite possible to use an otherwise academic, relatively neutral paper in a context of paganism (or even pro-Islam) to produce a net-negative slant on Christianity.

        I also agree with you re. the teaching of religion in public schools. I would prefer schools simply teach knowledge and skills that are *common to all citizens*, regardless of their respective religions. For example, in the modern era, any student should learn computer skills, whether s/he’s Christian, Muslim, Hindu, or what-have-you. Computer skills are common to all, so those skills should be taught in public schools.

        In other words, public schools should reflect what is *germane to the public*.

  3. Arthur Stordahl says:

    Kenneth, Your blend of modern day observation with that of ancient Rome is right off, very misleading and non-nonsensical. Imagine go to see a packers game and suddenly the field fills with beast and gladiators, the bloodbath ensues. Apples and oranges. And no I am not sure of exacting timelines coinciding, but still….

    • Arthur Stordahl says:

      I think a new religion was more about the tax $, power, control and dominance…..which is likely the same for CSCOPE

  4. Kenneth Rigali says:

    Follow me here, CSCOPE is right,… pretend that you wake up around 2:00AM to get a drink of water. You look out the window and see the next-door neighbors nervously leaving their property. The next night you hear them leaving around the same time. Once again they are acting very nervous…so you follow them. They sneak through the city streets as stealthily as they can and into the cemetery. You’re careful not to be seen as you watch them descend down into a crypt/catacomb with the dead, but they’re not the only ones, more follow behind them. You count around 30 to 40 people all nervously looking around before descending down into the catacomb. You obviously feel very uneasy and begin to make your way back home. The next day you wander back to the cemetery and you descend into the catacomb. There you find symbols scribed into the walls and evidence of some sort of strange rituals. Among the symbols you distinctly make out one of them as a device that is used to kill people slowly. You mention it to a friend and they tell you that a neighbor of theirs also followed a group into the sewers and found the same symbols of torturous death scribed upon the wall. They also saw a fresco of their god as a young man with a sheep draped over his shoulders. Their pantheon varies, in some groups they have thirteen gods and in others only three. Numerous people have heard these subterranean worshipers speak of drinking the blood of the dead and even eating their flesh. They openly speak of being romantic with their siblings no matter if they are your brother of sister. You follow your neighbors the next few nights and listen to the words being spoken in the crypt, “partake of this flesh” and “drink this blood.” This movement is growing rapidly…what would you do?
    Would you want these neighbors quickly removed from your neighborhood and away from your children? Would you alert the authorities? Would you oppose them being placed into forced labor, banished, or executed?
    In truth, this is the behavior of the early Christians in Rome! This is how they worshiped, in the crypts amongst the dead and in the sewers. Christianity refused to acknowledge the Roman emperor as ‘Augustus’ a god and to perform rituals in his name, therefore they were subversive. The penalty for worshiping Christ was enslavement or death. Many practicing Christians were executed in brutal fashions. Saint Sebastian was tied to a post and shot with numerous arrows until he took the form of a hedgehog. They boiled Christians in oil, they sewed them in skins of wild beasts and then threw them in a ring of wild and starving dogs, they were forced to wear wax clothing and then set on fire to burn like candles in the garden of the emperor, many were torn to pieces by wild beasts, and numerous other horrid ways (read the Book of Martyrs). The Roman pagans began to blame every disaster on the Christians and began drumming up false accusations about them such as engaging in cannibalism and incest. The Roman pagans were very wary of these subterranean worshipers of what seemed a death cult. Where Christians met their success was when they were enslaved. As they were brought into the homes of wealthy Romans and were obedient servants (slaves) they began to dispel the myths about their religion. By listening to the wisdom of Christ and obeying His scripture in Ephesians 6:5, “Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ.” It was not long afterwards we began to see Romans removing phallic and other crude symbols off their places of business as they converted to Christianity. Eventually the emperor Constantine converted to Christianity after a spiritual encounter at the Battle of Mivilan Bridge, where the doomed emperor saw the symbol “X” and “P” in the sky and heard a voice say, “In this sign you shall conqueror.” Somehow the emperor persuaded a whole army of Christian hating Romans to inscribe the symbol of Christ on their shields and retrieved an impossible, but glorious victory from the jaws of doom and defeat. Rome became a Christian Empire and began spreading the gospel.
    The early art in the catacombs and sewers often showed Jesus and His twelve apostles causing what looked like a pantheon of thirteen gods or the Holy Trinity representing to the ignorant eye an pantheon of three gods. Roman pagans had heard of the Christian communion/Eucharist through the grapevine and their government and were misinformed that it centered on cannibalism. Talk of loving thy brother and sister was easily misinterpreted as incest. The Christians meeting among corpses in the catacombs and worshipping did not do much to improve their image with Roman public. They indeed became associated as a cult that worshipped the dead. Another factor to remember was that there were numerous cults appearing in Rome as the citizens began starving for a religion of spirituality instead of rituals.
    So what is wrong with this statement in CSCOPE that the majority of this conspiracy seems to hinge around, “Contemporary pagan and Christian sources preserve other accusations leveled against the Christians. These included charges of incest and cannibalism, probably resulting from garbled accounts of the rites which Christians celebrated in necessary secrecy, being the agape (the ‘love-feast’) and the Eucharist (partaking of the body and blood of Christ).” It is in fact 100% accurate!!!! There is no disputing or fighting it. Whoever put this webpage together is posing as a champion of Christians, and yet they seem to know little about the struggle of early Christians. It isn’t slandering Christians, contraire; instead it’s bringing to light their persecution.

    • Kenneth,
      You and I don’t speak the same language. I can tell the same story of early Christian having to hide to worship the Lord Jesus Christ, but the reader would feel the
      love I have for my savior. Agape is a special term for me. It is one that expresses a sweet loving fellowship between Christians and the Lord Jesus. As to the
      Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper, this has a deep heart-felt meaning. One of reference and gratefulness for the sacrifice my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ made.
      CSCOPE has cast this beautiful God honoring tradition in a filthy disgusting light of being cannibalistic. While there are thousands of education errors in CSCOPE and the objective of CSCOPE is to
      promote every part of Agenda 21, the disrespect for the Lord Jesus Christ is the driving force that will keep me fighting CSCOPE until it is removed
      from every Texas school.

    • Kenneth, how much is the dnc paying you in pizza hut coupons for typing in such laughable trash; being the dnc cant pay in money because they tanked the economy?

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