Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The religious indoctrination of children. For their own good, or a form of child abuse?
I am once again going to refrain from saying anything derisive and simply open up this topic for discussion.
I do have a few questions however. What exactly is the benefit of a religious based education system? I mean besides the obvious opportunity to misrepresent the facts and proselytize to children at their most vulnerable and trusting?
And do most of you think that it is appropriate to tell children that the stories from the Bible, Torah, or Quran are factual, when the evidence does not support that point of view? Or do you feel that only ONE of these books should be taught as though its contents were factual? And if so, which one, and why?