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    Filed at 8:57 pm under by dcobranchi

    Let’s see what the readership of H&OES might be like. WARNING: Unscientific poll ahead. Via comment, please respond to the following. You can post anonymously if you like:

    1) I consider myself a fundamentalist Christian.
    2) I consider myself to be a Christian but not fundamentalist.
    3) I consider myself to be religious but not Christian.
    4) I do not consider myself to be religious.

    Also, if you wouldn’t mind, please indicate if you are currently a member of HSLDA.

    48 Responses to “IT’S POLL TIME”


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    December 12th, 2004
    at 8:58 pm

    I’ll get it started:

    2) Christian but not fundamentalist.

    Not a member of HSLDA.


    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    December 12th, 2004
    at 9:16 pm

    4) I do not consider myself to be religious.

    I am not a member of HSLDA, but I have a collegial relationship with one of its attorneys through my work on the New Jersey homeschooling group task force.


    Comment by
    Rikki
    December 12th, 2004
    at 9:18 pm

    4
    Not a member of HSDLA


    Comment by
    Chris
    December 12th, 2004
    at 9:24 pm

    4 – Not religious, have never been a member of HSLDA


    Comment by
    Lynne
    December 12th, 2004
    at 9:31 pm

    How about a category for a Golden Rule following-lapsed Catholic-Doubting Thomas-Deist? Otherwise, I’d go with #4.

    No, we are not HSLDA members.


    Comment by
    anonymous
    December 12th, 2004
    at 9:46 pm

    1. Christian but not a fundamentalist.

    2. Member of HLDSA.

    I’m a member of HLDSA due to having a child with a disability. I fear the district coming after us, because they did receive much money, due to his disability.

    I’m thinking of changing that this next year when the membership is due again. This site has been quite an eye opener for me. Thanks Daryl and Chris.

    I’m posting anonymously, just in case someone from the school district reads this. 😉


    Comment by
    kelbel
    December 12th, 2004
    at 9:52 pm

    3) I consider myself to be religious but not Christian.

    Happily, not a member of HSLDA.

    Kelley


    Comment by
    Andrea
    December 12th, 2004
    at 9:53 pm

    4) I do not consider myself to be religious.

    I am not a member of HSLDA and have no plans to ever be one.


    Comment by
    Heidi
    December 12th, 2004
    at 9:58 pm

    Christian – not fundamentalist
    not HSLDA


    Comment by
    Jema
    December 12th, 2004
    at 11:01 pm

    Christian – very basically Bible-believing follower of Christ. Some might say fundamentalist, I don’t identify with much of that ideology, however. Not a member of HSLDA, but have considered it. Basically don’t really see what my $$ will get me beyond a nifty membership card and hypothetical legal help should I ever need it.


    Comment by
    maryalice
    December 12th, 2004
    at 11:29 pm

    Fundamentalist Christian, member HSLDA (They are my lawyers on a current litigation.)


    Comment by
    Sheila Z
    December 12th, 2004
    at 11:33 pm

    Christian but not a fundie. No HSLDA membership but that may change when my special needs child reaches “manditory” age.


    Comment by
    Roy W. Wright
    December 13th, 2004
    at 12:32 am

    1) Fundamentalist (nutbag) Christian.


    Comment by
    Roy W. Wright
    December 13th, 2004
    at 12:33 am

    Oh yeah, and no HSLDA.


    Comment by
    Anne
    December 13th, 2004
    at 12:37 am

    Option #1 definately, not HSLDA, or even their style, but then being homeschool means choosing our own style doesn’t it?


    Comment by
    Davida
    December 13th, 2004
    at 12:53 am

    2. Christian but not fundamentalist- we’re on our way to becoming Catholic from non-denominational Protestant Christianity. Never have been and probably will never be a member of HSLDA, especially after reading about it here.


    Comment by
    traci
    December 13th, 2004
    at 1:27 am

    I guess I’m somewhere between 2 & 3 and a bit like Lynne w/ the lapsed Catholic thing. We pray & I’ve felt the presence of a higher power in our lives but can’t seem to name it all to a just a single religious doctrine or church. Big believer in God helps those that help themselves & the Golden Rule.
    Not HSLDA… Heck if I can’t just simply follow & let things & my life be up to God’s will how could I ever let just mere people in HSLDA to think & do for me.


    Comment by
    Laura
    December 13th, 2004
    at 2:45 am

    4) Not religious

    Not a member of HSLDA


    Comment by
    A'ilina
    December 13th, 2004
    at 3:24 am

    1) I consider myself a fundamentalist Christian.

    Not a member of the HSLDA.


    Comment by
    Adrian
    December 13th, 2004
    at 4:47 am

    4 – Not Religious

    Not an HSLDA member/assosciate/supporter.


    Comment by
    Jason
    December 13th, 2004
    at 6:51 am

    I do not consider myself to be religious. Ethical, yes. Religious, no.


    Comment by
    Sam(antha)
    December 13th, 2004
    at 7:05 am

    3 – I’m a pagan (druid). Not American, no kids yet, but I wouldn’t join HSLDA if I could.


    Comment by
    darby
    December 13th, 2004
    at 7:30 am

    Oh, I guess you can stick me in catagory 2 – though other Christians wouldn’t necessarily agree!

    I’m definitely not a member of HSLDA.


    Comment by
    Wendy
    December 13th, 2004
    at 7:40 am

    Christian, but not fundamentalist. Although I go to church every Sunday, and here in Blue, Blue, Massachusetts, that’s considered a extremist, anyway.

    A Member.


    Comment by
    Val
    December 13th, 2004
    at 8:11 am

    Not religious – NOT with HSLDA.


    Comment by
    don
    December 13th, 2004
    at 8:16 am

    #2 – Christian but definitely not fundamentalist. We’re Catholic, although we don’t necessarily agree with the church on many issues. Not members of HSLDA.


    Comment by
    Andrea R
    December 13th, 2004
    at 8:23 am

    #2 and not a member of HSLDA.


    Comment by
    sharon
    December 13th, 2004
    at 8:30 am

    P.O.D. Catholic. Not a member of HSLDA (too much the bleeding-heart squishy liberal for that).


    Comment by
    Jill Drake
    December 13th, 2004
    at 9:17 am

    1. Not religious
    Not a member of HSLDA


    Comment by
    Lillian
    December 13th, 2004
    at 9:40 am

    Not religious, although I consider myself to be culturally Jewish, and that’s how we’re raising the boys. Definitely no HSLDA.


    Comment by
    fortytwo
    December 13th, 2004
    at 9:51 am

    I would have said #2, as I associate fundamentalism with Southern Baptists and the like, and am very, very far from that, but I believe in inerrancy and ID is closest to what I think (although do believe in an old Earth), so if that puts me as #1, that’s fine. No kids yet, but probably wouldn’t be a member of HSLDA when the time comes anyway.


    Comment by
    speedwell
    December 13th, 2004
    at 10:48 am

    Not religious, not an HSLDA member.


    Comment by
    Joan
    December 13th, 2004
    at 10:57 am

    1) Fundamentalist Christian, but I respect the right of other people to be not Christian.


    Comment by
    Joan
    December 13th, 2004
    at 10:58 am

    Oh! I forgot the HSLDA part. I am not a member and never would be.


    Comment by
    Stephanie
    December 13th, 2004
    at 11:16 am

    I’m a 4, but I’m not homeschooling yet — my son is almost 2. The odds that he will attend a g-school shrink by the day…


    Comment by
    Susan
    December 13th, 2004
    at 11:20 am

    Hmm, you wouldn’t care to define “religious,” would you?

    The other part is easy: NOT an HSLDA member.


    Comment by
    J Aron
    December 13th, 2004
    at 12:13 pm

    None of the above..
    Jewish and attend synagogue a few times a month and no I am not a member of HSLDA


    Comment by
    Jennifer
    December 13th, 2004
    at 2:33 pm

    #2 Christian but not fundamentalist

    not a member of HSDLA

    Not a homeschooling family at this time, hope to be in the future.


    Comment by
    tamnewlin
    December 13th, 2004
    at 3:20 pm

    Fundamentalist…

    not a member of HSLDA.


    Comment by
    Sarah
    December 13th, 2004
    at 3:36 pm

    Probably 2 — I’m Mormon, and the fundamentalists don’t like us.

    And we’ve been (as a family) HSLDA members since I was 13 (1993-94 school year), though obviously as an unmarried 24-year-old college student, it doesn’t quite apply to me. But the whole family is LDS and we’re still homeschooling, so you should probably count this post as representative of all of us, and therefore count me as an HSLDA member. ^_^


    Comment by
    Sarah
    December 13th, 2004
    at 3:45 pm

    Oh, and if anyone’s wondering (in this rather anti-HSLDA environment) why on earth we’re members of the Association, it might help to know that we started home schooling in Michigan in 1992. ^_^


    Comment by
    juggler
    December 13th, 2004
    at 9:12 pm

    Hmm…you’d have to define what you mean by “fundamentalist” before I could answer that. Most people use it as a derogatory term or a rejoinder….so I’ll take #2.

    I am a member of HSLDA due to the fact that I live in one of those blue states (I’m not blue or red…does that make me orange?) full of over-zealous liberals who think parents shouldn’t spank their children and homeschooling is detrimental to children. When I started homeschooling, I joined HSLDA for it’s legal protection potential, and I also formulated a plan to get my kids out-of-state if the state social workers ever come knocking (before you label me as anti-government for that remark, it would be worth noting that I also work for the government).


    Comment by
    Dee Dee
    December 13th, 2004
    at 9:27 pm

    I’m a hippie liberal Hillary Clinton style Methodist. I have not and will not join an organization that is so far to the political right of my own views.


    Comment by
    Eric Holcombe
    December 13th, 2004
    at 9:45 pm

    If Fundamentalist means ascribing to the Five Fundamentals, count me in with Scofield, Ryrie and the boys. Not an HSLDA member.


    Comment by
    meep
    December 14th, 2004
    at 5:01 am

    #2, and not a member of HSDLA.


    Comment by
    Anne
    December 14th, 2004
    at 11:59 am

    Not religious (what a bunch of commie pinko atheists we are in these comments, to be sure).

    Not a member of HSLDA, and never would be.


    Comment by
    Sharon H.
    December 16th, 2004
    at 9:17 pm

    Christian, not fundamentalist; HSLDA member in order to support their representation of families who live in less-HS-friendly states than IL.


    Comment by
    Hilldweller
    December 18th, 2004
    at 1:16 am

    Christian…Fundamentalist, Evangelical…such misunderstood and misrepresented words these days! Wikipedia lists the following as core beliefs of Fundamentalists and Evangelicals–works for me:

    Fundamentalist
    The Five Fundamentals:
    *Inerrancy of the Scriptures
    *The virgin birth and the deity of Jesus Christ
    *The doctrine of substitutionary atonement
    *The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ
    *The bodily second coming of Jesus Christ

    Evangelical
    *The Bible is without error
    *Salvation comes through faith in Jesus and not good works
    *Individuals must accept Jesus as adults
    *All Christians must evangelize
    and
    *being born again
    *say their faith is very important in their life today
    *believe they have a personal responsibility to share their religious beliefs about Christ with non-Christians
    *believe that Satan exists
    *believe that the eternal salvation is possible only through grace, not works
    *believe that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life on earth
    *describe God as the all-knowing, all-powerful, perfect deity who created the universe and still rules it today.

    Former members of HSLDA, but support their work. They helped our family out of a very nasty “situation” involving CPS and the police several years ago. They never asked what our religious persuasion was (we hadn’t stated it on our membership application) before they responded, and we’re unschoolers to boot!