In a Target parking lot…
Gibbs: Excuse me, sir. I know you have shopping to do, but I was wondering if we could speak for a moment.
Driver: About what?
Gibbs: About your bumper sticker.
Driver: Which one?
Gibbs: The one that says in very large letters, “My children receive a classical Christian education.”
Driver: What about it?
Gibbs: I should tell you now that I followed you a little ways because I wanted to ask you about it.
Gibbs: Well, why are you sending your child to a classical Christian school?
Driver: Because a classical Christian education is concerned with reality. Public schools revolve around feelings and fantasy.
Gibbs: “Feelings and fantasy.” Yes, what do you mean?
Driver: A classical Christian education aims to align the student’s feelings with reality. Public schools teach students that reality should align with our feelings. It’s delusional.
Gibbs: Couldn’t agree more. A classical Christian education is interested in the truth, regardless of how we feel about it.
Driver: I see you know something about classical Christian education.
Gibbs: I do, and I’m afraid I have some bad news for you.
Driver: We don’t even know one another.
Gibbs: Sir, you either need to learn to drive like a reasonable adult or you need to remove that bumper sticker from your car.
-from my latest for CiRCE