If we don't teach our children to think...

If we don't teach our children to think...

...religion will teach them not to.

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Comment by kathy: ky on April 13, 2014 at 4:17pm
That's the truth.
Comment by Grinning Cat on April 4, 2014 at 4:20pm

Many of us here have been exposed to Abrahamic religions that encouraged literal belief in the various legends and fairytales. I can't help thinking that "religion" is a rather broad brush here -- especially since Ethical Culture considers itself a religion, albeit one that has nothing to do with gods or other spooks.

I've read the opinion that the advice of the Wiccan Rede -- "An [i.e. if] it harm none, do as ye will" -- requires critical thought in evaluating consequences and being responsible for one's actions, more than a list of "thou shalts" and "thou shalt nots".

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 1, 2014 at 9:45pm

Exactly!

Comment by Loren Miller on April 1, 2014 at 5:03pm

EXCELLENT!

Comment by Grinning Cat on April 1, 2014 at 4:41pm

Thanks to Patricia for introducing me to this! It's not just Christianity...

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