In total agreement, a worthwhile read!
I wrote a guest-post here one month ago refuting the often-heard criticism about “forcing” religion on your children. A related criticism I recently encountered implied that children who receive a religious upbringing and/or education will eventually rebel and leave their parents’ instruction. A few things need to be said about this.
The most obvious reply to such a criticism is, “So what?” Why is a child’s future behavior relevant to what you teach them today, as long as you are teaching them the truth? The fact is, religious truth is precisely the target at which the critic is actually aiming. They certainly don’t complain about your children being taught principles of math or grammar. This is because they are not opposed to either of those. They do, however, have an ideological opposition to religious truth, and so they feel a need to complain. Were they being intellectually honest…
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