Because of man’s fall in Adam, Christians find themselves surrounded by ideas and actions that are squarely opposed to the way of thinking and living revealed in Holy Scripture. This notion is perhaps best captured by the word antithesis. Some of these ideas and actions are easily recognizable as pagan in origin, while others are extremely subtle, and as a consequence, require tremendous discernment. It is very likely that in order to provide a truly God-centered and Christian education (not to mention classical), it will be necessary to break completely free from the educational philosophy and policy around us. As Christians living in a fallen culture, we must be careful not to make unbiblical assumptions about any area of life, but commit ourselves to a diligent study of Holy Scripture and pray that God would give true discernment as we live in the midst of an unbelieving world seeking to take “every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”